FPA asks which rules will apply to AFCA’s extended jurisdiction

The Financial Planning Association has raised concerns about the plan to extend the Australian Financial Complaints Authority’s mandate back to 2008, saying there is doubt about whether professional indemnity policies will cover…

Direct insurance market due for a shake-up

If direct selling of life insurance is to survive the aftermath of the Hayne Royal Commission, product design will have to change and insurers will have to adapt their distribution networks. Possible…

People: Korn Ferry appoints new Australasian MD

Executive recruitment company Korn Ferry has appointed Tim Nelson as the managing director of its Australasian operations. Nelson joined Korn Ferry as a financial services partner in 1998 and went on to…

The bearish view of the global economic cycle

Federal Reserve Policy A good place to start evaluating the bearish case for global growth is to consider policy changes at the US Federal Reserve. The Fed raised interest rates by over…

Metrics completes LIT IPO, launches a new capital raising

Commercial lender Metrics Credit Partners is bulking up, with the launch of a $400 million capital raising for its ASX-listed Master Income Trust. Metrics is on a roll. Last month it raised…

The new ESG push: annual director elections

State Street has called for a debate on Australian board accountability, arguing for annual elections for all directors. Rakhi Kumar, head of ESG investments and asset stewardship at State Street Global Advisors,…

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Social and technological changes globally are about to drive massive disruption of the wealth management platforms market in Australia…

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Placer Property not standing still …searches for assets

The specialist property fund manager Placer Property is not standing still. In the final stages of bedding down the Canberra-based NewActon East Property Fund and in the process of selling The Stables Shopping Centre in the Adelaide suburb of Golden Grove, the Melbourne-based fund manager is now casting its eye around for fresh investment opportunities.

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