Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 6 August 2019

Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 6 August 2019
  • IRESS improves Xplan

  • FPA CPD platform launch

  • CountPlus shareholders in favour of acquiring Count Financial

  • CBA approved to divest CFSGAM

  • APRA stakeholder survey shows regulator favour dropping

  • NAB document leak

  • MLC adviser fee class action plans

  • ASIC suing ANZ over periodical fee payments

  • FASEA exam update

  • Grandfathering commissions proposed ban date 1 January 2021

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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 12 March 2019

  • Low carbon fund launched by Russell Investments

  • Investec launches Global Environment Strategy

  • Allianz Retire+ first investment product launched

  • Loomis Sayles launches credit fund

  • BlackRock launches Australian ESG bond fund

  • Sunsuper implements advice fee caps

  • IFM Investors establishes emissions reduction targets

  • Statewide Super considering merger with WA Super and Tasplan

  • New super legislation to drop fees, consolidate accounts

  • Abu Dhabi and ASIC sign collaboration agreement

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 5 March 2019

  • Automated advice software developer opens Australian office

  • BT updates quoting and applications for risk, extends policy fee waiver offer

  • Suncorp sale to TAL finalised

  • Grandfathered commissions on last legs

  • AFSL approval data released by ASIC

  • APRA’s 2019 targets outlined

  • Labor wants to ban all life insurance commissions

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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 26 February 2019

  • JP Morgan announces new digital currency for institutional investors

  • New superannuation laws passed in the Senate

  • Fight to remove controversial weapons from global indices joined by Aussies

  • HSBC’s EU concluded

  • New powers by ASIC to punish banks more harshly

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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 27 November 2018

  • BetaShares launches first active fixed income ETF in Australia

  • UBS launches emerging markets equity fund

  • Vision Super divesting from thermal coal, tar sands, tobacco

  • Women’s Economic Security Statement 2018 released by government

  • ASIC extends relief for non-cash payment facilities

  • Exceptions made in Protecting Your Super reforms

  • UBS Securities pays $120,000 MDP infringement notice

  • Dampier Finance convicted and fined for failing to lodge financial statements

  • State One Stockbroking breaches cost company $500,000

  • ASIC now free to hire gun staff as needed

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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 10 September 2018

  • Vanguard rolls out suite of ESG funds

  • Nikko launches global disruption fund

  • Funds SA securities servicing contract up for tender

  • Blockchain smart contracts for business soon to be a reality

  • Pension age increase on hold

  • UniSuper cuts administration fees

  • BNP Paribas launches new Australian equities trust

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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 Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 23 May 2017

  • ANZ advisers now getting XPLAN direct insurance data feeds
  • UniSuper to welcome new members with public offer status
  • NAB divests private wealth businesses in Singapore and Hong Kong
  • Federal Court involved in application of criminal code for Corporations Act breaches
  • Yes FS operations limited
  • ASIC gets extra funding for dispute resolution
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