ESG Update as at 16 July 2019

ESG Update as at 16 July 2019
  • Vision Super joins investors in calling out Amazon on human rights

  • Christian Super launches two new ethical options

  • FTSE Russell launches new climate risk government bond index

  • Global emissions targets - Australia shamefully not even on list

  • Philip Morris ‘attempting to normalise tobacco use’ with new heating methods

  • RIAA data shows responsible investments consistently outperform

  • List fund managers scoring low on disclosing ESG factors

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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 9 April 2019

  • QB launches execution algorithm on ASX

  • IFM Investors opens European office

  • VicSuper and First State Super consider merger

  • NAB scraps 'introducer payments’

  • Christian Super launches Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation plan

  • Institutional Shareholder Services acquires Strategic Insight

  • New alternatives platform launch

  • New small caps boutique at Fidante Partners

  • Zurich closes international equities fund

  • Australian Super increases insurance premiums

  • Refundable franking credits removal fails committee approval

  • Budget relaxes super contribution rules for retirees

  • Product dashboards for MySuper products temporary disclosure-related relief extended

  • APRA’s new powers in the super realm

  • New laws for financial product design and distribution pass

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Fund People as at 17 October

  • Christian super announces new chief executive
  • Suncorp appoints new executive
  • New distribution head for Colonial First State
  • MetLife appoints new head
  • AMP restructures equities team
  • Rice Warner senior consultant retires
  • Actuaries Institute chief steps down
  • Portfolio manager at Fidelity steps down
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Fund Product, Company, and Regulatory Updates as at 11 October 2016

  • La Trobe Financial launches new online retail platform
  • BlackRock launches smart beta ETF product suite
  • Global merger creates Janus Henderson Global Investors
  • Christian Super launches its own fund manager
  • Findex Group infringements
  • Lotus Securities AFSL cancelled
  • ASIC moves against Growth Plus Financial Group (in liquidation)
  • Draft superannuation legislation released
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