Certitude Global Investments appoints BNP Paribas as custodian and administrator

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Certitude Global Investments (Limited) has appointed BNP Paribas Securities Services as custodian and administrator for 14 unit trusts. The trusts have almost $1 billion in assets under management. Certitude is an independent provider of global investment manager skill, selecting leading active investment managers from around the globe and bringing their expertise to Australian investors. These include […]

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TAL boosts risk management capability

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Australia’s largest life insurer TAL ‎has strengthened its risk management by appointing a Chief Risk Officer (CRO) to its senior executive team.  Experienced risk manager Scott Mackenzie has this month started in the new role at TAL following an extensive career in financial services in the United States, Latin America and Canada. TAL Group CEO Jim […]

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Former ANZ executive joins van Eyk Advice

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Boutique licensee van Eyk Advice has bolstered its leadership team with the appointment of former RI Advice chief financial officer David Flynn, as it prepares to announce a foundation practice. Flynn, who was most recently head of operations for ANZ’s Aligned Licensees, has joined van Eyk Advice as operations manager and will report to Paul […]

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Aon Hewitt appoints new Lead for McDonald remuneration data and consulting

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Aon Hewitt, global leader in human resource consulting and outsourcing solutions, yesterday announced the appointment of Sue-Ellen Davis as the new Lead for its expert consulting business, McDonald. McDonald specialises in remuneration data and consulting in the Resources sector. Ms Davis is an established McDonald team member, having held a Senior Consultant position with the […]

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Chase expands further into advice M&A

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Specialist capability grows with appointment of Greg Quinn Specialist corporate advisory firm Chase Corporate Advisory (Chase) has bolstered its senior ranks to capture growing demand from the medium to large financial services sector (financial planning and accounting) for M&A and related transaction services expertise. The firm today announced the appointment of Greg Quinn as Director […]

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Investec to focus on core strengths with the sale of its Professional Finance and Asset Finance & Leasing divisions

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Investec Bank (Australia)  announced last Friday that its parent company Investec Holdings (Australia), has entered into a definitive agreement with Bank of Queensland (BOQ) to sell its Professional Finance business which includes its deposits business, and its Asset Finance & Leasing businesses in Australia. The agreement is subject to customary closing conditions such as counterparty […]

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PIS strengthens business consulting to support growth

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Centrepoint Alliance last Friday announced two new appointments to Professional Investment Services’ Business Consulting team, Darren Black and Ryan Goodfellow further strengthening their business consulting capability to support adviser practice and network growth. Reporting to Head of Distribution Strategy and Marketing, Neil Rogan, Darren and Ryan have been appointed to further strengthen the service and […]

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Equity Trustees acquires ANZ Trustees

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Listed financial services organisation Equity Trustees Limited (EQT) has agreed to acquire 100 per cent of ANZ Trustees (ANZT) for $150 million. The acquisition will be funded by an equity raising and will further enhance EQT’s position as a leading provider of trustee, investment and administration services. The acquisition will bring a significant increase in […]

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Consumers have a preference for digital engagement in financial services − FSC Murray Review submission

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Australia’s financial system must provide flexibility and innovation which addresses the ever-increasing demands from consumers to use digital technology now and into the future. “More than ever, consumers are relying on digital technology to meet their needs for personal shopping and financial services,” John Brogden, CEO of the Financial Services Council said. “Research commissioned by […]

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DST Global Solutions appoints David Rhind, solutions manager, Anova Performance

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DST Global Solutions, a market-leading provider of technology solutions for the investment management industry, yesterday announced the appointment of David Rhind, Solutions Manager, Anova Performance for Asia-Pacific. Mr Rhind is responsible for driving and managing the growth and development of Anova Performance, a software solution that is designed to deliver sophisticated performance measurement and attribution, […]

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