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Report finds many ASX200 companies failing to comply with ASX gender diversity reporting recommendations

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78% of ASX200 companies’ gender diversity reporting is perfunctory or worse, according toBlackRock. BlackRock’s review of the 2013 annual reports of companies included in the Standard & Poor’s/ ASX200 stockmarket index has ranked 3% of disclosures surrounding gender diversity as ‘excellent’, 19% as ‘good’ and the others perfunctory, poor or generally non-disclosing. This investigation is […]

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Association Chairman announces appointment of Trevor Folsom as new Director to the Board

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SME Association of Australia (SMEA) Chairman Craig West has announced the appointment of Trevor Folsom as a Director of the Association’s Board. In welcoming Trevor Folsom to the SMEA Board Craig West said, “I have been very fortunate to work with Trevor previously and he is exactly the kind of energetic advocate small business owners need.  […]

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BT Financial Group calls for tougher central register of financial planners

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BT Financial Group Chief Executive Brad Cooper has called for a radical overhaul of consumer access to information on Australia’s financial planners. “We think all Australians should have access to as much information as possible to help them make informed choices about the quality of financial planners across the country,” Mr Cooper said. “We believe […]

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Commonwealth Bank raises educational standards for financial planners

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Commonwealth Bank has announced new minimum education standards for Commonwealth Financial Planning Limited (CFP) financial planners, supervisors and managers of planners. Since 2011 the Bank has transformed the CFP business. There have been changes in management, structure and culture. We have also invested in new systems, implemented new processes, enhanced adviser supervision and improved training. […]

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PIMCO Appoints Adrian Stewart as Executive Vice President and Head of PIMCO Australia

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PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, has hired Adrian Stewart as Executive Vice President and Head of PIMCO Australia. Mr. Stewart will begin in August and report to Eric Mogelof, Managing Director and Head of PIMCO Asia-Pacific. In his new role, Mr. Stewart will be responsible for leading PIMCO’s business in Australia, including serving […]

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PIMCO names Eric J. Mogelof as Head of Asia Pacific

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PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, has appointed Eric J. Mogelof as Head of Asia Pacific. Mr. Mogelof, a Managing Director, will have management oversight responsibility for the firm’s business in the region, including PIMCO’s Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo offices. He will report to Douglas Hodge, Managing Director and PIMCO’s Chief Executive […]

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AFEX’s rapid growth in Australia spurs strategic hires

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Client base nearly doubles over course of two years, on-going annual growth near 50% AFEX, one of the world’s largest non-bank providers of global payment and risk management solutions, announced three strategic hires in Australia this morning to support its explosive growth in this key market.  AFEX now services nearly 8,000 clients from offices in Melbourne, […]

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BetaShares appoints Chief Economist, David Bassanese

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BetaShares, a leading provider of Australian exchange traded products, announced yesterday the appointment of David Bassanese as Chief Economist. In the newly formed role, Mr Bassanese will be responsible for developing economic insights and portfolio construction strategies for adviser and retail clients. Mr Bassanese has an accomplished background in financial services spanning over 25 years, […]

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AXA IM appoints Simon Flood as Head of Asia Pacific

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AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) announces the appointment of Simon Flood as Head of AXA IM Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong and effective from 1 August 2014, Simon will report to Laurent Seyer, Global Head of Client Group. He will be responsible for the continued development of AXA IM in the Asia Pacific region […]

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Zurich expands and strengthens Life Risk sales team with key appointments

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Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited (Zurich) has further strengthened its Life Risk sales team with the appointment of two new Business Development Managers and one Business Development Associate across the New South Wales and Victorian teams. Ms Gee Vas has joined Zurich’s Victorian team as a Business Development Manager, whilst in NSW Mr Daniel Clark […]

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