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People: UniSuper creates three new senior roles

UniSuper has announced a restructure of its executive leadership team, including three newly created roles. Anna Leibel has been appointed as chief technology and delivery officer. She joined UniSuper in 2017, leading the technology division. The fund has created the…

AMP’s revolving door keeps spinning

AMP has made 13 appointments at executive and director level since the start of the year, as a new chief executive and a not-so-new chair address the problems revealed in the Hayne Royal Commission hearings. AMP CEO Francesco De Ferrari…

People: Rice calls time

Michael Rice has stepped down as chief executive of Rice Warner after building the firm and leading it for over 30 years. He will continue working on key clients and public policy initiatives. Rice remains as an executive and board…

How the personal income tax cuts will work

Nearly all taxpayers will pay no more than 30 cents in the dollar, under a Government plan to widen the tax bracket for middle-income earners. From 1 July 2024, the tax bracket will expand to include those earning between $45,000…

People: Narev revives his executive career at Seek

Former Commonwealth Bank chief executive Ian Narev has been appointed to the newly created dual role of group chief operating officer and chief executive Asia Pacific & Americas at online job listing company, Seek. Co-founder Andrew Basset remains group chief…

Role of advisers not well understood

Nearly half of all Australians who seek financial advice are confused when it comes to understanding the difference between personal and general financial advice. This is putting investors at risk of poor financial decisions. A survey commissioned by the Australian…

Global equity managers look beyond FAANG

Investors seeking long-term returns from international equities need to look beyond the current crop of market heavyweights. Move over FAANG, a new group of disruptors will lead the S&P 500 a decade from now. The Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and…

People: Board renewal continues at AMP

AMP chair David Murray is continuing with board renewal at the big wealth management company. Director Geoff Roberts has announced his retirement. He joined the board in 2016 and served as the chair of the AMP audit committee and AMP…

People: Senior executives go in Westpac restructure

Westpac has announced a reorganisation of its group executive responsibilities. George Frazis has left his position as consumer bank chief executive after being in the position since 2015. He joined Westpac in 2009 and will assist with the management transition…

ETFs help advisers keep costs down, improve service

More investors will put money into exchange traded funds this year and, increasingly they are using ETFs to diversify their portfolios into international equities and fixed income. The number of ETF investors grew from 314,000 to 385,000 last year and…