ESG Update as at 16 July 2019

ESG Update as at 16 July 2019
  • Vision Super joins investors in calling out Amazon on human rights

  • Christian Super launches two new ethical options

  • FTSE Russell launches new climate risk government bond index

  • Global emissions targets - Australia shamefully not even on list

  • Philip Morris ‘attempting to normalise tobacco use’ with new heating methods

  • RIAA data shows responsible investments consistently outperform

  • List fund managers scoring low on disclosing ESG factors

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Fund People as at 26 March 2019

  • Super and pensions fund head appointed at Goldman Sachs

  • Link Group welcomes two new executives to new merged team

  • Frontier Advisors appoints two and loses two directors

  • HESTA appoints new director

  • AMP Capital hires infrastructure equity adviser

  • Rest super welcomes two new executives into new units

  • Media Super loses deputy chief and GM of operations

  • Blue Sky CFO resigns after two months

  • Vision Super appoints chief risk officer

  • REI Super CEO leaving fund

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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 13 November 2018

  • CBA divestments

  • Vision Super lowers admin and investment fees

  • Mercer and Kogan partner for a new super fund

  • Nikko closes two Australian equity funds

  • Financial Circle to pay $9m in fines for loan scheme

  • Westpac to pay $3.3m for BBSW saga

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Fund People as at 8 May 2018

  • AMP announces independent chairman, lodges submission

  • SSGA appoints new members to distribution team

  • AMIST appoints chair and director

  • Managed accounts expert appointed by Praemium

  • ING appoints new board member

  • WA Super appoints two general managers

  • New chair appointed by Vision Super

  • ISPT appoints new chair

  • AMP chairman steps down

  • Managing  and executive directors of Blue Sky step down

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Fund People as at 18 April 2018

  • Risk expert appointed by Willis Towers Watson

  • General manager appointed by Westpac

  • Mercer responsible investment team expanded

  • Board director appointed by Vision Super

  • Lonsec group chief executive named

  • ASIC names co-deputy chair

  • Chief executive appointed by LGIAsuper

  • AIST board director and president swap seats

  • Award night recognises insurance technology companies

  • FASEA chief executive steps down

  • BTFG general manager resigns

  • Industry Super Australia chief executive steps down

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 5 December

  • ANZ launches OneView mobile access
  • AMP launches LIF diagnostic tool
  • REST adapts new life insurance model
  • HESTA announces life insurance changes
  • New life insurer for Vision Super
  • Non-aligned advisers granted access to AMP assessment tool
  • Mental health focus expanded by TAL
  • BT supports external rehabilitation
  • AFA consumer magazine
  • Advice firm formed by Moneywise pair
  • Leadership academy launched by Zurich
  • PJC reporting date extended
  • NAB and ANZ cover investigation costs
  • Guidance for FSCP release
  • ASIC to appoint liquidator
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Fund People as at August 14

  • Vision Super to expand ESG team
  • IOOF appoints portfolio manager
  • Chi-X appoints Australian chief
  • Media Super appoints managers
  • Bennelong leadership rearrangement
  • Policy expert re-joins ISA
  • BNP Paribas expands business team
  • Cbus executive wins FEAL award
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Fund Product, Company, and Regulatory Updates as at 27 September 2016

  • Legg Mason launch macro bond fund
  • BetaShares launches Cybersecurity ETF
  • Zurich acquisition of Macquarie approved
  • IRESS acquires Financial Synergy super software provider
  • Westpac changes staff incentives structure
  • Vision Super divests three more carbon companies
  • TA Associates to buy Aus Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Westpac refunds $9.2m in fees
  • CBA pays $180,000 in penalties for unlawful/inappropriate overdrafts
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