Count Plus makes transformational acquisition of Count Financial

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CountPlus Limited (ASX: CUP), together with a special purpose subsidiary of a discretionary trust established by CUP for the benefit of Count Member Firms (CMFT), will acquire the Count Financial Limited (Count Financial) business from its current owner Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA). CUP will hold 85% and the CMFT 15% of Count Financial.  The […]

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State Street Global Advisors now offering ETF Model Portfolios through Praemium

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State Street Global Advisors, the asset management arm of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), has announced it has partnered with leading Managed Accounts platform Praemium to offer a suite of new exchange-traded fund (ETF) Model Portfolios. The ETF Model Portfolios available on the Praemium platform include a range of riskbased ETF Model Portfolios – moderate, […]

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Peak Re develops a new cancer multi-protection solution for Vietnam – Part of the Company’s strategy to narrow underinsurance gap in emerging Asia

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Peak Reinsurance Company Limited (“Peak Re”), a Hong Kong-based global reinsurer, has developed a unique multiple cancer benefits reinsurance solutions for Vietnam. It is part of the Company’s strategy to support the evolving needs of the emerging middle class and address the protection gaps in emerging Asia. “Cancer Multi-Pay” is a multi-protection policy that provides […]

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Five new appointments at Frontier Advisors

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Frontier Advisors has announced the appointment of five new hires in their consulting team, in the same month as three other recently appointed staff join the expanding firm. The new additions to Frontier will bolster capability across a number of key areas of the business, including Investment Strategy, Alternatives, Debt, Technology and general consulting. Paul […]

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AMP recognises outstanding financial advice and advisers

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Outstanding financial advisers and advice practices in AMP’s network have been recognised in the AMP Adviser Awards. Advisers were awarded for outstanding examples of financial advice and their contribution to the community while the awards also highlighted strongly performing businesses among AMP’s nationwide network of advice practices. Individuals and businesses were awarded across the Charter, […]

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Christian Super appoints Robeco for enhanced indexing mandate

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Robeco has been selected for a $100-million mandate by Christian Super for its Enhanced Indexing strategy. The expertise and experience of Robeco in integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria in investment decisions was an important factor in the decision. Robeco Enhanced Indexing Equities is an alternative to passive investing for investors looking for stable […]

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Ausbil appoints National Manager, Institutional Business

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In response to increasing demand both domestically and internationally, Ausbil Investment Management (Ausbil) has appointed Camila Skalberg as National Manager, Institutional Business. Ms Skalberg will be responsible for existing and new relationships with institutional clients and consultant relations. Ausbil, which has $11.7 billion in assets under management[1], has a mix of retail and institutional investors, including industry super funds, government funds and not-for- profits. Ms Skalberg was most recently a Portfolio Manager in Tailored Investment Solutions at AMP Capital working with institutional clients. Prior to that she was at the institutional investment manager, Wellington […]

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UNSW Business School to examine reverse mortgages

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Researchers from UNSW Business School will investigate behavioural and other issues behind the low uptake of reverse mortgages in Australia. A reverse mortgage is a loan that enables homeowners to access their home equity; the homeowner can borrow without having to make repayments while living in the home. Home equity is typically the largest component […]

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Domacom launches Senior Equity Release

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DomaCom’s long awaited Senior Equity Release was launched this week with an adviser accreditation course that will enable financial advisers to provide sign-off to seniors 60 years + looking for an equity release on their home. DomaCom is the first equity release to be issued as a financial product. All other equity release products are […]

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Natixis Investment Managers continues to strengthen its alternative and real asset capabilities with the launch of Vauban Infrastructure Partners

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Natixis Investment Managers announces today its plan to launch Vauban Infrastructure Partners[1], a new affiliate dedicated to infrastructure equity investing. Vauban Infrastructure Partners will be established by transferring the current infrastructure team of Mirova[2] into a new specialized affiliate. The team has been at the forefront of innovation in infrastructure investing since the 2012 inception […]

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