Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 16 July 2019

Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 16 July 2019
  • BetaShares launches government bond ETF

  • Blockchain super admin platform launched

  • Boutique fund manager Mhor Asset Management shuts down

  • JP Morgan dumped at Funds SA after two decades as custodian

  • Deutsche Bank traversing new ground

  • AMP adds Zenith and Quilla to MyNorth, launches new portfolios offer, publishes whitepaper

  • Hostplus in merger talks with Club Super

  • CountPlus offloads conflicting SMA platform solution

  • ASIC cancels AFS licence of Australian Mutual Holdings Limited

  • ASIC offering fintech more flexibility

  • ASIC increases licence application requirements

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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 4 June 2019

Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 4 June 2019
  • Perennial launches active ETF with an ESG strategy

  • Legg Mason launches new ‘deeper green’ ESG fund

  • Moelis Australia launches insto credit fund on the ASX

  • BetaShares launches Indian ETF

  • SSGA to launch ETF model portfolios

  • Alleron IM relaunching brand

  • MLC Life appointed group insurer by Maritime Super

  • Cartel class action launched against major institutional investors

  • Natixis joins Future Females in Finance

  • Sunsuper integrates CBH Super in another merger

  • Blue Sky placed into receivership

  • NAB sells Ausmaq to German group

  • APRA zeroing in on IOOF group companies

  • Aurora fund takeover bid fails

  • Macquarie Securities pays $300,000 penalty

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Fund People as at 9 April 2019

  • Pinnacle welcomes new head of retail, marketing director, director of listed products

  • QIC appoints new chair

  • Ernst & Young appoint super and insurance expert as partner

  • Mine Super appoints new CIO

  • J.P. Morgan welcomes new CEO

  • AMP Capital appoints new local real estate head

  • Future Fund creates new deputy CIO role

  • Rice Warner changes to leadership team

  • New head of Australasia at Blackrock

  • FSC welcomes new board members

  • Sunsuper welcomes AustSafe Super’s CEO in new role after merger

  • Aberdeen loses head of fixed income

  • BUSSQ puts long-standing CIO ‘on leave’

  • IOOF loses MD in Royal Commission take-down

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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 People Updates as at 30 October 2018

  • CBA appoints new CFO

  • AMP Superannuation Trustees board welcome two new directors

  • Australian Unity appoints research head for advice business

  • Challenger appoints new CEO

  • Nikko appoints new director

  • Perpetual loses distribution head to Neuberger Berman

  • JP Morgan AM builds on distribution team

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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 28 August 2018

  • UBS joins Climate Bonds Initiative Partners Programme

  • OneVue, Mercer and Nextplan with new private label offering

  • BetaShares to launch three new ETFs

  • JP Morgan fund to remove tobacco, reduces fees

  • Charter Hall buy Folkestone

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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 8 May 2018

  • Renewable energy investment fund launched

  • Active ETF to be launched by Fidelity

  • Lifecycle pension strategy launched by REI

  • Fixed income portfolio ESG launched by XTB

  • Active EFT to be launched by InvestSMART

  • BlackRock’s iShares ETFs restructured

  • ESG indices launched in J.P. Morgan and BlackRock collaboration

  • Acorns Australia renamed

  • CBA enters enforceable undertaking

  • ASIC welcome AFCA, board members named

  • ASIC cancels SMSF auditors’ registrations

  • First Super voting against AMP board

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Fund Product, Company, and Regulatory Updates as at 6 December 2016

  • IOOF launches new adviser portal
  • Cbus launches employer app
  • Netwealth and Stanford Brown team up in MA offering
  • Mercer buys Pillar off the NSW Government
  • Franklin Templeton announces new operating structure
  • Macquarie merges two groups
  • HSBC opens new Sydney office
  • BTFG merges business areas: advice research with investment research
  • JPMorgan Chase pay bribery penalties after hiring family and friends
  • Budget Super Tax Package passed in Parliament
  • CommSec pays $200,000 infringement notice
  • Banking and financial services inquiry voted in
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Fund Product and Company Updates as at 30 March 2016

A new automated advice tool for investors; JP Morgan funds added to mFunds; enhancements to FirstChoice and FirstWrap; VicSuper works on climate change; BTIM launches new boutique; ANZ to refund $5m in fees; ASIC looks at vertical integration conflicts; an equity crowdfunding update; UK, Aus regulators sign innovation agreement; and a fintech event promises interest. 

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