Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 7 May 2019

Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 7 May 2019
  • CFS removes nine undesirables, adds three new index funds

  • Tribeca partners with advisory firm to launch new Asian Credit fund

  • Equipsuper and Catholic Super to merge

  • Netwealth opens new office, makes new appointments

  • Superannuation startup relaunching

  • IOOF fails to meet APRA’s deadline

  • ASIC appoints receivers to Berndale Capital Securities

  • APRA review looks at insurance in super

  • AIST wants AFCA to name and shame super funds

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Fund Product, Company and regulatory Updates as at 18 April 2018

  • FirstWrap adds CFSGAM model portfolio
  • Equities strategy launched by active manager
  • Global ESG bond fund launched by Dimensional
  • Sunsuper slashes premiums, signs super code
  • ESG global equities fund unveiled by Natixis
  • Two active ETFs launched by Vanguard
  • Crypto-heavy fund launched by DigitalX
  • Digital advice compliance business acquired by IRESS
  • Pathway sold by Netwealth
  • Digital community to be created by OneVue via acquisition
  • Australian asset manager to rebrand
  • Nationwide Super cuts fees, joins Russell alliance
  • CFSGAM strategic review outcome
  • ASIC more than doubles fees
  • AUSTRAC regulates cryptocurrency service providers
  • British and Australian fintech cooperation strengthens
  • Octani’s AFS licence cancelled
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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 28 November

  • MLC completes investor-based fund offering
  • UniSuper moves toward a public offer fund
  • gigSuper reaches out to niche market
  • Netwealth and SelfWealth announce ASX listing
  • BYN to merge investment firms
  • Frontier Advisors announces new investment consultant
  • Optimum Pensions launch new product
  • Mercer assist members experiencing violence
  • ASIC cancels AFS licence
  • Orders against Gold Coast company obtained by ASIC
  • ASIC acts against SMSF scheme
  • ASIC welcome paper proposing fees-for-service changes
  • ASIC accepts enforceable undertaking from Foster Stockbroking
  • Bell Potter pays infringement notice
  • Dubai and Australia fintech cooperation
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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 4 October 2017

  • AMP and Challenger annuities deal
  • Robotics ETF set to launch
  • Zenith and Netwealth partnership
  • AMP to join with US advice firm
  • Fund divests weapons and tobacco
  • BNP Paribas AM new fintech
  • Concept One merging with WA Super
  • IOOF subsidiary partners with RPA
  • CBA court case abandoned, but separate class action continues
  • ASX possible blockchain announcement
  • ASIC life insurance added to school curriculums
  • OpenMarkets Australia infringement notice
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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 16 March 2017

  • Instreet launches venture capital fund
  • First social bond with workplace gender equality in mind
  • AXA IM announces investment strategy capitalising on gender diversity
  • Human Super super product for women
  • Omega launching tax-efficient equity income strategy
  • Russell Investments and Netwealth make a deal
  • ANZ closes broking arm
  • IM merger creates giant
  • Hunter Hall merging with Pengana
  • EU accepted from Westpac and ANZ for wholesale FX inadequacies
  • Credit Suisse pays $170,000 infringement notice
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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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