AMP Capital launches new global listed infrastructure fund to retail investors

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Retail investors will have the opportunity to benefit from the expected long term global growth in infrastructure with the launch of the AMP Capital Global Infrastructure Securities Fund (hedged and unhedged). AMP Capital Investors Global Portfolio Manager Craig Noble said the global growth in infrastructure is driven by a build-out of new infrastructure in emerging […]

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AMP offers advice that’s just around the corner

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AMP today officially opened its first retail financial planning centre in the heart of Parramatta, introducing a new way for customers to access quality and affordable financial advice. The AMP Financial Planning Centre, officially opened by Parramatta Lord Mayor Paul Garrard and AMP CEO Craig Dunn, is expected to attract a broad customer base, offering […]

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Few easy answers when it comes to remuneration

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Determining the degree to which remuneration structures are aligned with shareholder interests continues to be a challenge, according to the latest Corporate Governance Report prepared by AMP Capital Investors. The mid year Report outlines how the Global Financial Crisis brought to light numerous structural problems, resulting in various moves to strengthen remuneration practices. However, while […]

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AUSCOAL Super’s Bruce Watson named Fund Executive of the Year

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Fund Executive Association Limited (FEAL), in partnership with AMP Capital Investors has named AUSCOAL Super’s Bruce Watson the winner of the 2010 Fund Executive of the Year Award. The prestigious award recognises outstanding leadership and achievement by a fund executive within the Australian superannuation industry. The Fund Executive of the Year Award was presented during […]

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AMP Capital appoints new ESG research analyst to sustainable team

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AMP Capital Investors has appointed Mans Carlsson-Sweeny to the role of Environmental, Social and  Governance Research Analyst within the Sustainable Alpha Australian Equities team. The AMP Capital Sustainable Alpha Australian Equities investment approach integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis with financial analysis. Mr Carlsson-Sweeny will be responsible for the analysis of ESG issues and […]

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Australia still the lucky country

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Australia still the lucky country – with Australians happier than global peers  Australians are among the most satisfied people in the world with almost 90 per cent very satisfied or satisfied with their lives, despite having to work harder to juggle family, job and financial pressures, according to the latest AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report. […]

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Recognition for BT for life's simplicity

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BT’s quest to help more Australians understand and engage with their super was recognised at the recent Australian Superannuation Funds Association (ASFA) Communication Awards. BT’s Head of Superannuation Melanie Evans said they saw the need to help Australians better engage with their super by making it simple and then speaking about it in everyday language. […]

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Engaging workers in a competitive super market remains key

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In order to meet the retirement needs of future generations, the superannuation industry needs an overhaul of at least the scale the Government is signalling via its current reform agenda, according to BT Financial Group (BTFG) as it commented on the recommendations of the Cooper Review into the Superannuation System. “Our super system needs to […]

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AMP welcomes Cooper Report

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AMP welcomed the Cooper Report released today by the Federal Government which aims to strengthen Australia’s superannuation savings system for the benefit of all Australians. AMP Chief Executive Officer Craig Dunn applauded the Government for taking a highly constructive and forward thinking approach to public policy with the thorough and consultative process of the Cooper […]

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Asgard – making a difference for advisers at tax time

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 As financial advisers embark on a new financial year, Asgard has launched a new online process for managing clients’ personal tax deductions in super. This makes Asgard one of the first platforms to make the entire process available online. General Manager of BT Financial Group’s Platforms business, John Shuttleworth, said the business was committed to […]

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