Janus Henderson hires Matthew Peron as Director of Centralized Equity Research; Carmel Wellso to take well-deserved sabbatical

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Janus Henderson has announced the hiring of Matthew Peron as Director of Centralized Equity Research. He was most recently Chief Investment Officer of City National Rochdale. He will begin at Janus Henderson on April 13, 2020 and will be located in the firm’s Denver, CO office.  In this capacity, Mr. Peron will oversee the firm’s […]

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AFA welcomes economic stimulus packages

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) welcomes the Government’s economic responses to the coronavirus. AFA CEO, Philip Kewin says this week’s announcement and the introduction of the JobKeeper Payment program, gives millions of employees and their employers greater certainty in the uncertain times to come. “Importantly, it helps to retain the employer/employee relationship which is vital not […]

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Peter King appointed Westpac CEO

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 Westpac Chairman Mr John McFarlane has announced the appointment of Mr Peter King as Chief Executive Officer. Mr McFarlane said, in moments of global stress and uncertainty, management stability and strength are vital. “I believe we need a Chief Executive in place now, not later, and with full, rather than acting authority. On my recommendation, […]

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FASEA approves additional historical and new degrees and bridging courses

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Historical degree – University of Canberra FASEA has confirmed its approval of the historical Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning for University of Canberra commenced between 1 January 2003 and 31 December 2005.Advisers who have completed this course of study are only required to complete a FASEA Ethics for Professional Advisers bridging course to meet the […]

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FASEA approves additional Recognition of Prior Learning for FPA and CPA

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The Standards Authority has approved additional applications for recognition of coursework undertaken to attain a professional designation from the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA). Advisers who have completed coursework to attain FPA professional designation for Life Risk Specialist between 2009 and 2018 or coursework to attain FPA professional designation for Accredited […]

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Northcape Capital and Warakirri Asset Management Enter into Strategic Partnership

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Northcape Capital Pty Ltd (Northcape) and Warakirri Asset Management Limited (Warakirri) have entered into a strategic partnership that will see Northcape become the underlying investment manager for a number of Warakirri’s funds. This alliance positions Warakirri as the exclusive partner for Northcape’s Australian, global and emerging market equity capabilities in the Family Office, High Net […]

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FPA urges Australians to seek advice before withdrawing super

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has urged all Australians to seek financial advice before withdrawing up to $20,000 from their retirement savings following the announcement of an unprecedented move by the Federal Government. On 22 March, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that Australians who lose their job or a significant portion of their […]

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Independent financial planning firms back in demand as investors seek specialist advice

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Many investors are seeking specialist advice from boutique, independent financial planning firms in the current volatile investment environment sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, says Drew Meredith, Partner at the financial advisory firm Wattle Partners. “For all investors, these are deeply troubling times with the sharemarket having lost more than a quarter of its value in less […]

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Vanguard launches Personal Investor offer to give Australians greater control of their financial futures

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Vanguard has announced the launch of a new offer and purpose-built website for investors, as a step towards delivering a better financial future for all Australians. In an increasingly complex investing environment, Vanguard Personal Investor, combined with the new website, is a simple and straightforward investment offer that delivers a great client experience and provides […]

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Fastest growth in apartment prices in 4 years – Food and beverages demand lifts Aussie manufacturing

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Home prices; Manufacturing Home prices: The CoreLogic Home Value Index of national home prices rose by 0.7 per cent in March to be up 7.5 per cent on the year. Capital city home prices also rose by 0.7 per cent (up 8.9 per cent on the year). House and apartment prices rose by 0.7 per […]

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