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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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 22 May 2018

  • XTB Emerald Fixed Income Managed Portfolio launched, on HUB24

  • BlackRock confirms closure of five ETFs

  • PIMCO partners with financial tech firm

  • Australian Ethical ditches AMP investments

  • CareSuper partners with Mercer

  • Macquarie merging private wealth arms

  • ASIC and RBA introduce new BBSW calculation methodology

  • Wealth & Risk Management AFS licence cancelled

  • Intiger closes Sydney office

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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 2 May 2017

  • Omega Global Investors launches equity income fund
  • VanEck launching smart beta bond ETF
  • Macquarie Wrap adds L1 Capital Long Short Fund
  • PIMCO launches new ESG bond fund
  • ANZ launches tech ETF
  • ESG risk tool launch
  • Sunsuper and Kinetic Super to merge
  • Henderson Group and Janus Capital Group merger
  • LGS strengthens ESG, reinstates investment restrictions
  • Australia Wealth Capital AFSL suspended
  • ASIC signs fintech agreement with Indonesia
  • DD&D Securities AFSL cancelled
  • First Super stops private equity investments
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Fund People as at 3 August 2016

  • BTIM appoints new chief executive
  • Vanguard appoints key client manager and senior key account manager
  • EQT appoints board member
  • ASIC appoints markets disciplinary chair
  • Contango Microcap appoints new director
  • PIMCO announces new chief executive, portfolio manager, US economist
  • Suncorp appoints investment head, loses CIO
  • BlackRock appoints head of Australia
  • Restructures at NAB, Equip, and KPMG
  • YBR chief of wealth management resigns
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Fund People as at 21 June 2016

  • CFSGAM appoints senior portfolio manager
  • ANZ appoints CCO
  • Energy Super appoints three new managers
  • AMP Capital appoints NZ fixed income co-head, head of industrial
  • CBA appoints director
  • Equity Trustees appoints new senior manager
  • LUCRF Super appoints new employer representative director
  • Suncorp CEO resigns
  • PIMCO restructure results in retrenchment
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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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