MLC boosts technical team with key appointments

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MLC today announced key appointments to its technical team along with an expansion of support services for financial advisers. Gemma Dale has been appointed to the role of Head of Technical Services, respected technical services specialist Peter Hogan joins the team in a special advisory role and Martin Breckon has been appointed Technical Manager, Business... Read more continue reading

PIMCO Australia strengthens its retail team

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Leading bond fund manager PIMCO Australia has today announced the appointment of Michael Dale as Investment Specialist, servicing the retail market, including financial planners, as it looks to expand its retail presence in the Australian market. Mr Dale will work with Peter Dorrian, Head of Global Wealth Management, to increase understanding of the value of... Read more continue reading

Matthew Englund appointed head of dealer groups

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Mark Spiers, BT Financial Group’s General Manager of Advice, today announced the appointment of Matthew Englund to Head of Dealer Groups, which incorporates Securitor and Magnitude, following the resignation of Neil Younger. Matthew most recently headed up the Practice Management team in Advice since the merger between Westpac and St.George. “In this role, he has... Read more continue reading

BT Wrap’s 3-year development program delivers next stage: model portfolio tools

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BT Wrap today launched their model portfolio enhancements to support advisers with the increasing complexity and costs resulting from the explosion of self managed super funds and increasing investor demand for equities. Chris Freeman, Head of BT Wrap, said the model portfolio enhancements reinforce Wrap‟s position as market-leaders in the platform market. “Our product innovation... Read more continue reading

MLC appoints Nicky Richards as Chief Investment Officer

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MLC today announced the appointment of Nicky Richards as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) following an extensive international search. Ms Richards has more than 20 years experience in global investment markets in Australia, Europe, Asia and the United States. She joins MLC after her previous role as Group Chief Investment Officer at Fidelity International based in... Read more continue reading

BT Wrap and Asgard platforms dominate AFR Investor Awards

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The calibre of BT Financial Group’s two platform businesses and the people who support them was reflected with BT Wrap and Asgard both taking home awards at the annual AFR Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Awards Asgard won the award for Best Investment Platform with Asgard eWRAP and BT Wrap took home the gong for Best... Read more continue reading

PIMCO Wins Australian Bond Category in AFR Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Awards

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Leading bond fund manager PIMCO has won the Australian Bonds Award in the AFR Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Awards 2010. The AFR Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Awards are unique as they are the most comprehensive, independent evaluation of banking, insurance and investment products in the market and are recognised as the industry’s premier awards. PIMCO... Read more continue reading

MLC wins investment award for Horizon fund

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MLC has been recognised for excellence in investments with its Horizon 2 Income Portfolio winning Best Conservative Multi-Sector Fund of the Year at the 2010 Financial Review Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Awards. The MLC Horizon 3 Conservative Growth Portfolio and MLC Property Securities Fund were also commended as Blue Ribbon finalists at the awards, which... Read more continue reading

CMC Markets and optionsXpress Australia partner for CFDs and share trading

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Superior education offering combined with cutting edge trading platform provides innovative investment solution CMC Markets and optionsXpress Australia, a leading online derivatives trading firm, today announced a new partnership for CFDs and share trading that is set to transform the education and broking experience for investors. The partnership includes the entire optionsXpress Australia family: HUBB... Read more continue reading

Russell adds three directors to global alternatives team

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Expansion continues with the appointment of industry experts in hedge funds, private equity and operational due diligence. As part of ongoing efforts to deepen its global capabilities and resources in alternative investments, Russell Investments has announced three new global hires in alternatives. At Russell’s  Australian Investment Summit earlier this month, director of alternative investments Australasia,... Read more continue reading