Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 30 July 2019

Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 30 July 2019
  • Russell Investments enters managed accounts space

  • HUB24 announces multi-currency functionality for IMs

  • Pinnacle IM set to launch zero(ish)-fee ETF

  • BetaShares launches FTSE 100 ETF

  • Cooper Investors launches equities fund

  • LGIAsuper switches out WTW for JANA as asset consultant

  • First State Super and VicSuper planning merger

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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 23 April 2019

  • Vanguard launches ETF

  • CareSuper reduces administration fees with admin switch

  • Colonial First State drops fees across super and investments

  • First State Super brings advice in-house

  • One-stop-shop SMSF platform for accountants and planners launches

  • IOOF class action filed after Royal Commission evidence

  • CitiGroup to refund over $3m after sale of complex products

  • Super bills on hold

  • New legislation removes incentives for employers to choose super funds

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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 28 August 2018

  • Contango appoints new director

  • Equipsuper appoints new governance manager

  • Clime appoints group CEO

  • Link Group fund admin CEO departs

  • First State Super appoints head of compliance, portfolio manager

  • Mercer deputy CIO departs

  • Centrepoint Alliance appoints new CEO, revamps business strategy

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Fund People as at 22 May 2018

  • Rest Super appoints senior analyst

  • Perpetual appoints new CEO

  • CBA announces acting CFO

  • PIMCO and Allianz seeking 50 new hires

  • FinTech Australia appoints new CEO

  • New Shadow Minister for Financial Services

  • Westpac appoints new group exec of customer and corporate relations

  • First State Super retiring

  • JP Morgan NZ resigns

  • Blue Sky director resigns

  • Young Leaders in Finance Award finalists announced

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Fund People as at 31 July

  • NGS Super announces new executives
  • AMP Capital appoints non-executive directors
  • BTIM announces executive
  • Dispute resolution lead named
  • Vanguard appoints senior investment specialist
  • Franklin Templeton Australian head steps down
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Fund People as at 17 January 2017

  • Suncorp appoints new CEO of strategic innovation
  • ING Direct hires Australian head of retail banking
  • NAB appoints head of retirement
  • Aon promotions
  • State Street executive shuffle
  • First State Super appoints new CIO
  • Perpetual appoints a new investment specialist
  • Suncorp exec leaves after 17 years
  • Mercer restructure results in retrenchments
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Fund People as at 11 October 2016

  • StatePlus appoints new CEO
  • CFSGAM appoints investment team members
  • REST appoints GM investments
  • IOOF chair retires, new non-executive director appointed
  • LGIAsuper chair resigns
  • State Street head of Australia and New Zealand departs
  • Morgan Stanley CEO resigns, successor named
  • AFA annual awards
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Fund People as at 16 August 2016

  • BTIM appoints two new analysts for global equities boutique
  • Legg Mason appoints Australian head
  • Infocus appoints new non-executive director
  • EISS appoints new CEO
  • AZ NGA appoints financial planning GM
  • BNPP IP appoints head of financial advice
  • ANZ appoints chief economist
  • Perpetual announces internal appointments
  • AMP Capital appoints new chairman
  • BTFG loses its head of alternatives
  • Westpac COO moving on, executive reshuffle
  • First State Super loses CIO
  • 2016 SMSF Award winners announced
  • 2016 FEAL Fund Executive of the Year Award
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Fund Product, Company, and Regulatory Updates as at 24 May 2016

  • PIMCO launches fixed income fund
  • Mortgage Choice launches '95% accurate' retirement income calculator
  • HSBC to review and remediate after 'deficient advice' concerns
  • First State Super buys StatePlus from State Super
  • QSuper launches insurance company
  • Credit Suisse pays penalty for breach
  • Marigold Falconer AFSL suspended
  • New tax rules on property sales over $2m
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