Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 1 July 2019

Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 1 July 2019
  • Hostplus launches new SMSF solution

  • Vanguard drops fund fees

  • Fidelity launches company rating system

  • OpenMarkets launches trading platform

  • Sunsuper cuts fees

  • GuildSuper and Childcare Super increase group insurance premiums

  • Clime Capital and CBG Capital to merge

  • MTAA Super and Tasplan consider merger, Statewide Super quits merger talks

  • AIC accepts EU from CBA

  • APRA tightening super fund acquisition regulations

  • ASIC extends suspension of BBY AFS licence

  • ASIC seeking feedback on new product intervention powers

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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 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 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 People as at 28 August 2017

  • UBS announces wholesale head
  • Fidelity appoints new director
  • Australian Ethical makes two senior appointments
  • Vanguard appoints Australian QEG head
  • BlueBay opens Australian office
  • Westpac appoints independent director
  • HFR announces 2017 award nominees
  • CBA chief executive to stand down
  • QBE chief to step down
  • Cbus executive to step down
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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 July 2017

  • LGS appoints female chair
  • Mercer appoints director
  • SuperFriend assigns director
  • AMP Capital appoints new directors
  • Cbus announces new role
  • BlackRock appoints executives
  • Club Plus Super appoints executive
  • Vanguard promotes chief investment officer
  • Vanguard chief executive steps down
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Fund People as at 2 May 2017

  • ANZIIF board adds member
  • Cbus creates new executive roles
  • Aurora appoints new COO
  • AMP Capital appoints head of insto and corporate business
  • AustralianSuper appoints new investment committee chair
  • MLC Super appoints new CEO
  • Deutsche Bank appoints Australian CEO
  • Vanguard appoints distributions heads
  • Countplus founder and chair retires after 11 years
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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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