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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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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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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CFM strategies awarded coveted ‘Recommended’ by Zenith

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Global quantitative and systematic asset management firm, Capital Fund Management LLP (CFM), has announced that its CFM IS Trends Trust Class A and CFM ISDiversified Trust were both rated ‘Recommended’ by independent ratings house Zenith. Commenting on the ratings, CFM’s Head of Asia Pacific, Steve Shepherd said that he was pleased that Zenith continues to […]

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AstuteWheel passes cyber security check with flying colours

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AstuteWheel has passed an independent IT & Cybersecurity health check on its business with flying colours. The health check was commissioned by AstuteWheel and conducted by Gridware, a leading third party IT and cybersecurity organisation that delivers world class solutions to help Australian companies protect against and minimise cyber risks. AstuteWheel Managing Director, Hans Egger, […]

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Schroders announces new leadership in Asia Pacific

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Schroders has made senior leadership appointments to both its Asia Pacific region and Japan business as the Group continues to deliver on its ambitious growth strategy across Asia Pacific. Following the promotion of Lieven Debruyne from CEO, Asia Pacific to Global Head of Distribution earlier this year, Chris Durack, Country Head of Australia, and Susan Soh, Country […]

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COVID-19 REIT market outlook from Principal Real Estate Investors

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Throughout last month’s persistent volatility and the continued uncertainty of COVID-19, the defensive attributes of REITs could help them stand up over the long term, according to Principal Real Estate Investors. Speaking on a call to investors, Shern-Ling Koh, CFA and Todd Kellenberger, CFA from Principal Real Estate Investors, provided a Global REIT market update, […]

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Westpac extends COVID-19 support for business

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Westpac is pleased to confirm its support of the Australian Banking Association’s (ABA) extended Business Support Package, announced yesterday. Westpac Chief Executive Business Guil Lima said: “This is about offering immediate and practical assistance to help more of our customers in need.” Westpac’s expanded Business Relief Package includes extending our existing offer to defer principal […]

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Lonsec extends full Managed Portfolio offering to BT Panorama users

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Lonsec has partnered with BT Financial Group to make its suite of Listed and Retirement Managed Portfolios available on the BT Panorama platform. BT Panorama users now have access to all three of Lonsec’s Managed Portfolios, with the Multi-Asset Managed Portfolios already available on the platform. “We’re very pleased to partner with BT to enable their […]

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