Petrol set to lift; Credit cards in reverse

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Weekly Petrol Prices; Credit & debit cards Petrol: According to data from the Australian Institute of Petroleum, the national average price of unleaded petrol fell by 0.9 cents last week to a 17-month low of 121.2 cents a litre. The annual fall in petrol prices to January 13 stands at 11.9 per cent – the biggest […]

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Managedaccounts.com.au (MGP) announces new strategic appointments

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One of Australia’s leading independent platform providers and investment administrators, Managed Accounts Holdings Ltd (ASX: MGP) announces several changes to add further capability to its distribution and executive teams. The new appointments include Pamella Wilson as Group Chief Operating Officer, Neil Pattinson as Business Development Manager for New South Wales/ Queensland and Gloria Saliba as Head of […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 11 January, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Since our last weekly update three weeks ago investment markets have been on a bit of a roller coaster ride, with Santa missing Christmas for markets but arriving the day after. Global shares led by the US continued to plunge into Christmas as the US saw […]

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Vacancy risk provides value capture opportunity

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Rising land values, population growth and constrained supply of new office accommodation is expected to put upwards pressure on Melbourne office rents in the near future says boutique property fund manager, Forza Capital. Ashley Wain, co-director of Forza Capital says, “Over the past five-six years, the tightening of capitalisation rates – which have generally tracked […]

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Productivity Commission correct to focus on advice standards

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The Productivity Commission’s decision to follow the SMSF Association’s recommendations to opt for higher SMSF advice standards and reject the minimum balance approach as the better option for ensuring the integrity and sustainability of the self-managed super sector (SMSF) has been welcomed by the Association. SMSF Association CEO John Maroney says: “In our opinion, the […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New year from AdviserVoice

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Wishing you a safe and happy festive season. Thank you for being part of the AdviserVoice community in 2018. We look forward to bringing you the latest Australian Financial Services industry news and more CPD articles in 2018. If you need to catch-up on your CPD points over the break, please visit our CPD section and […]

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Professional associations deserve green light on CPD

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Continuing professional development (CPD) that is accredited or delivered by a professional association should automatically be approved by licensees under the new Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) CPD rules, says SMSF Association CEO John Maroney. The Association, in a submission to the FASEA, says the Authority should adopt this position on CPD to […]

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Franklin Templeton 2019 Outlook for global equity markets – The East gains appear over, but unloved stocks may draw new interest

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“US stimulus is fading and US earnings growth should have a hard time matching 2018 levels. But with interest rates rising and political issues a concern, the quality of earnings along with valuations will be an increasingly important investment consideration.” The year ahead looks to be one of restrained global equity market performance. As the […]

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OneVue appoints Chief Information Officer

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OneVue has stepped up its cybersecurity leadership and increased its focus on planning for further growth and scale with the appointment of Anne Coull as Chief Information Officer. Anne joins OneVue from Westpac, where she was the director of the group-wide Security Risk and Culture Program. Prior to that, Anne was the Interim Sales Director […]

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Schroders appoints two new members to Multi-Asset team

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Schroders is delighted to announce the addition of two new members to the Australian Multi-Asset team, adding experience and strategic capability from across the Asia Pacific region. Sebastian Mullins will join the team in February 2019 in the role of Portfolio Manager, Multi-Asset. Sebastian joins from Nikko Asset Management in Singapore where he was Senior Portfolio Manager responsible […]

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