AMP Capital strengthens independent oversight of boards with the appointment of three NEDs

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AMP  Capital will be appointing three non-executive directors (NEDs) to its  Responsible Entity (RE) and trustee boards following a comprehensive internal  review of the boards”investment governance and oversight. Following the  appointment of John Nesbitt (Chair), Ming Long and Peter Rowe, the AMP Capital  Funds Management Limited (AMPCFM) and AMP Investment Services Pty Limited  (AMPIS) boards […]

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BMO LGM Global Emerging Markets Fund added to HUB24 platform

LGM Investments, BMO Global Asset Management’s specialist emerging markets manager, yesterday announced that the BMO LGM Global Emerging Markets Fund has been added to one of Australia’s leading investment platforms, HUB24. The fund has been added to HUB24’s IDPS and Superannuation menus. “Investor demand for quality emerging market asset managers is growing,” said Michael Angwin, Intermediary […]

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Martin Currie achieves highest possible ESG rating from the PRI

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) assess responsible investment activities across the industry each The PRI has awarded Martin Currie an ‘A+’ (highest performance band) for each of the three top-level categories: ‘strategy and governance’, ‘incorporation’ and ‘active ownership’. It achieved a rating increase to A+ for ‘active ownership’, in addition to maintaining A+ ratings […]

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ANZ Wealth launches new APEX Webinar Series for advisers

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ANZ Wealth has launched its third series of APEX Lunch and Learn Webinars, helping advisers to remain informed during a period of ongoing industry and regulatory change. The short, accessible, digital programs educate advisers on topics ranging from insurance industry issues, platforms and investments, technical and soft skills to practice management. ANZ Wealth Head of […]

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TH Real Estate appoints Melissa Reagen as Americas Research Head

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TH Real Estate, an affiliate of asset manager Nuveen and one of the world’s largest real estate investment firms with over $99 billion under management, has appointed Melissa Reagen Head of Research for the Americas region, reporting to Chris McGibbon, Head of TH Real Estate Americas. Reagen is based in New York City and joins […]

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MDAs continue to be favoured by IFAs

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managedaccounts.com.au (ASX:MGP), one of Australia’s leading managed discretionary account (MDA) providers, has been selected to build and implement a MDA service for Sydney based advisory group The Wealth Partnership, which manages substantial portfolios for HNW and SMSF clients. The appointment, which followed an extensive review, reflects growing demand for bespoke MDAs as a model of […]

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DomaCom crowdfunding with an energy theme

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Fractional investment fund manager, DomaCom, is moving into the energy sector with a plan to crowdfund the purchase of land and development of a $4.3 million bioHub in the northern NSW town of Casino. The exciting “new-age” energy project aims to raise $4.3 million for the land and the development costs, after which the Brisbane-based […]

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Macquarie unveils new digital payment service for advisers  

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Macquarie yesterday announced the launch of a new payments service, to support advisers in being more efficient and flexible when managing payments on their client’s behalf. Macquarie’s Adviser Initiated Payments (AIP) enables advisers to initiate and make payments for clients quickly and seamlessly from their Macquarie cash account. Clients can seamlessly authorise payments on the go […]

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Centuria acquires key assets for $150 million; announces capital raising

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Centuria Property Funds has announced that its listed office fund, Centuria Metropolitan REIT (ASX: CMA), has made three major acquisitions in Perth and Melbourne. The acquisitions mark Centuria’s first foray into the Perth office market, and strengthen CMA’s lead as the largest pure-play metropolitan fund manager in the market. In Perth, Centuria has acquired two new […]

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ANZ Wealth launches industry-first Pre-Assessment Wizard for OneCare

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ANZ Wealth has launched its OneCare Pre-Assessment Wizard, an industry-first initiative that will save advisers time and improve the client experience. The OneCare Pre-Assessment Wizard eliminates up to 48 hours of waiting time from the pre-assessment process, identifying loadings and exclusions for pre-existing medical conditions in real-time. Gerard Kerr, Head of Life Insurance at ANZ […]

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