Merry Christmas and Happy New year from AdviserVoice

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Wishing you a safe and happy festive season. Thank you for being part of the AdviserVoice community in 2018. We look forward to bringing you the latest Australian Financial Services industry news and more CPD articles in 2018. If you need to catch-up on your CPD points over the break, please visit our CPD section and […]

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Professional associations deserve green light on CPD

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Continuing professional development (CPD) that is accredited or delivered by a professional association should automatically be approved by licensees under the new Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) CPD rules, says SMSF Association CEO John Maroney. The Association, in a submission to the FASEA, says the Authority should adopt this position on CPD to […]

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Franklin Templeton 2019 Outlook for global equity markets – The East gains appear over, but unloved stocks may draw new interest

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“US stimulus is fading and US earnings growth should have a hard time matching 2018 levels. But with interest rates rising and political issues a concern, the quality of earnings along with valuations will be an increasingly important investment consideration.” The year ahead looks to be one of restrained global equity market performance. As the […]

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OneVue appoints Chief Information Officer

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OneVue has stepped up its cybersecurity leadership and increased its focus on planning for further growth and scale with the appointment of Anne Coull as Chief Information Officer. Anne joins OneVue from Westpac, where she was the director of the group-wide Security Risk and Culture Program. Prior to that, Anne was the Interim Sales Director […]

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Schroders appoints two new members to Multi-Asset team

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Schroders is delighted to announce the addition of two new members to the Australian Multi-Asset team, adding experience and strategic capability from across the Asia Pacific region. Sebastian Mullins will join the team in February 2019 in the role of Portfolio Manager, Multi-Asset. Sebastian joins from Nikko Asset Management in Singapore where he was Senior Portfolio Manager responsible […]

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FASEA confirms accreditation process for professional designations

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Following the release of its revised Education Pathways and Program and Provider Accreditation policies for consultation, the Standards Authority has invited industry associations to apply for accreditation for their respective professional designation programs. Notices have been sent to a number of industry associations informing them of the process to have the course content of their […]

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Copia expands distribution team

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Multi boutique fund manager Copia Investment Partners has appointed Mani Papakonstantinos to the role of Distribution Manager covering Victoria and Western Australia, as it continues to build its business in Australia. Mani Papakonstantinos has over 13 years’ experience in the investment industry with roles spanning across distribution, research, and advice. Prior to joining Copia Investment […]

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FPEC announces winners of the 2018 Financial Planning Academic Research Grants

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The Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC) has announced Western Sydney University (WSU) and Griffith University as the two winners of the 2018 FPEC Academic Research Grants. The FPEC Academic Research Grants are sponsored by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and NAB, and recognise those that have demonstrated a commitment to encouraging the development […]

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Disability accommodation the next frontier of property

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The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, together with an increased desire for thematic and impact investments, is creating the opportunity for the development of a disability housing investment framework says boutique property fund manager, Forza Capital. Adam Murchie, co-director of Forza Capital says, “Disability housing is at a crisis point, a little like […]

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AMP Capital makes additional investment in UK specialist care sector

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AMP Capital, on behalf of investors in its Global Infrastructure Equity strategy, has announced that it has made a further investment in the UK specialist care sector by acquiring Care Management Group (CMG). This follows AMP Capital’s first investment into the UK health and social care sector, the acquisition of The Regard Group (Regard) in […]

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