Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 20 August 2019

Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 20 August 2019
  • OnePath OneView Life update

  • AMP FPA to contest changes to AMP’s Buyer of Last Resort terms

  • CBA closing Financial Wisdom

  • AMP revises agreement with Resolution Life for sale of AMP Life

  • MLC Wealth restructure

  • MBS Insurance and Complete Risk Analysis to merge

  • APRA fines Westpac for reporting obligation breaches

  • FASEA exam update

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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 13 August 2019

Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 13 August 2019
  • Updated MyNorth retirement modelling tool launched

  • Tomorrow Super launching shortly

  • BlackRock and VicSuper partner up for ESG-focused global bond index fund

  • Rest Super brings investments arm in-house

  • WTW buys specialist mergers and acquisitions broker

  • Finclear Execution fined $70k

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 6 August 2019

Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 6 August 2019
  • IRESS improves Xplan

  • FPA CPD platform launch

  • CountPlus shareholders in favour of acquiring Count Financial

  • CBA approved to divest CFSGAM

  • APRA stakeholder survey shows regulator favour dropping

  • NAB document leak

  • MLC adviser fee class action plans

  • ASIC suing ANZ over periodical fee payments

  • FASEA exam update

  • Grandfathering commissions proposed ban date 1 January 2021

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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 30 July 2019

Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 30 July 2019
  • Russell Investments enters managed accounts space

  • HUB24 announces multi-currency functionality for IMs

  • Pinnacle IM set to launch zero(ish)-fee ETF

  • BetaShares launches FTSE 100 ETF

  • Cooper Investors launches equities fund

  • LGIAsuper switches out WTW for JANA as asset consultant

  • First State Super and VicSuper planning merger

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 23 July 2019

Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 23 July 2019
  • Integrity Life wins digital design award

  • AFA launches paraplanner community

  • Golden Financial Group AFSL cancelled

  • OnePath penalised for failing to stop selling non-compliant product

  • ASIC seeks ban on direct life insurance sales

  • APRA criticised in new report

  • ASIC seeks ban on direct life insurance sales

  • FASEA to partially recognise accountant qualification

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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 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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ESG Update as at 1 July 2019

ESG Update as at 1 July 2019
  • Future Super renewable energy investment app

  • Big companies gearing up for slavery reporting

  • APRA’s Geoff Summerhayes talks climate risk

  • Rest now fully owns Collgar Wind Farm

  • Norwegian sovereign wealth fund end exclusions for Rio Tinto and friends

  • Monash study delves into consumer ESG buying trends

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