Average Australian now will keep their job for three years and four months and have 17 jobs until retirement

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The average Australian now will keep their job for three years and four months and have 17 jobs until retirement. That’s 56 years working and making Australian businesses and the economy one of the most resilient in the developed world. However, the mean superannuation balance at age 65 for males is $252,536 and females is $144,461. […]

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OneVue launches a managed account that’s changing the world

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A rapid increase in technologically-enabled innovation is changing the world at an accelerated rate and Australians cannot be left out of this exciting field of investment. To enable Australians to access investment sectors not readily available locally, OneVue has forged an exclusive partnership with New York City-based investment manager, ARK Investment Management LLC (ARK). Ark […]

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Investec Australia further expands its corporate advisory team

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Investec Australia has further expanded its Corporate Advisory team with the appointment of Anthony Lazzoppina as a Managing Director. Mr Lazzoppina will join recent senior Investec hires Christopher Stefanovski and Uyi Ighodaro as Investec positions itself as a leading specialist in advisory, debt and merchant banking expertise. He will work alongside Ben Smith who heads […]

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Industry veteran Peter Hogan joins SMSF Association as Head of Technical

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The SMSF Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Hogan as its new Head of Technical. SMSF Association Managing Director/CEO Andrea Slattery says it’s an “extremely important role” in the organisation, so to get someone with the experience, reputation and industry knowledge of Peter Hogan is a real positive. “Peter, currently National Manager […]

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AMP Capital praises progress to make China A-share market more accessible for global investors

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AMP Capital is encouraged by MSCI’s recognition of the ongoing reform efforts in China following MSCI’s announcement that it has delayed the inclusion of China A-shares in its emerging markets index. China A-shares will remain on MSCI’s 2017 review list for partial inclusion although MSCI has flagged that it may bring forward a decision before […]

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Mentor Education and CoreData survey of industry standards to new financial planning education standards

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A ground-breaking survey of over 500 financial advisers has revealed that the majority of planners want a more professional industry underpinned by real and credible qualifications. The study, commissioned by leading private education provider Mentor Education, surveyed a broad cross-section of advice specialities including 400 financial planners, 86 accountants and 54 mortgage brokers. Key findings include: 55% of […]

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Bentham Asset Management appoints Daniel Conti

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Boutique global credit investment manager Bentham Asset Management has announced the appointment of Daniel Conti to the role of Senior Portfolio Specialist. Mr Conti joins from Credit Suisse, where he has spent the past nine years working in the Asset Management division with a specific focus on alternatives and credit. Previous to that he was […]

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Synchron wins Payroll Tax Argument

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Leading non-institutional licensee, Synchron, has scored a significant win for Australian financial services licensees on the issue of payroll tax. Synchron Director, Don Trapnell said the State Revenue Office (SRO) Victoria had assessed that Synchron was liable to pay payroll tax in relation to the commissions and fees it collects on behalf of some of […]

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Michael Gordon joins Altius advisory committee

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Specialist fixed interest manager Altius Asset Management has appointed senior industry figure Michael Gordon to its investment advisory committee. He joins existing advisory committee members Dr Don Stammer and Mr Tony Fitzgerald as well as three Altius portfolio managers. Mr Gordon has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services and funds management industry, in […]

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OneVue and Diversa announce merger

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OneVue Holdings Limited and Diversa Limited have announced that they have entered into a Scheme Implementation Deed (SID), under which it is proposed that OneVue will acquire all of Diversa’s ordinary shares under a Scheme of Arrangement (Scheme). The proposed Scheme will bring together two businesses with a shared vision of capitalising on the growth in […]

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