Andrew Hamilton appointed to chair SMSF Association

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The SMSF Association has announced the appointment of Andrew Hamilton as its new Chair, effective from the end of this year’s National Conference. Hamilton, who joined the board in February 2011 and was Chair from February 2012 to February 2014, takes over from Robin Bowerman, who will remain on the board as Deputy Chair. Bowerman

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Bernie Ripoll joins SMSF Association board

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A Parliamentary Secretary in the former Gillard Labor Government, the Hon. Bernie Ripoll, is joining the SMSF Association board, effective immediately. Ripoll, who joined the Association’s Public Policy Committee in January 2018, will replace Cath Mulcare, who is stepping down after being a director since June 2015. Association chair Dr Deborah Ralston, who made both

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Allianz Retire+ Powered by PIMCO appoints CEO and board

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Allianz Retire+ Powered by PIMCO (“Allianz Retire+”) has announced Matthew Rady as its CEO and three industry experts as independent non-executive directors. Patria Mann, David Plumb (who will serve as Chairman) and Hon. Bernie Ripoll will join the Board as independent non-executive directors. This announcement follows the launch of Allianz Retire+ in May, a new

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Greiner, Ripoll join SMSF Association Public Policy Committee

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The appointment of two high-profile public figures to the SMSF Association’s Public Policy Committee emphasises the peak SMSF body’s commitment to getting the right policy settings for retirement incomes, superannuation and financial services, says Managing Director/CEO Andrea Slattery. Slattery says former NSW Liberal Premier Nick Greiner and former Labor Parliamentary Secretary Bernie Ripoll have become

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SMSF Association pays tribute to Ripoll’s contribution to industry

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Labor parliamentarian Bernie Ripoll has made a valuable contribution to the financial services and superannuation industries, both in Government and Opposition, says the SMSF Association. Association Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Andrea Slattery says Bernie always had a constructive outlook on policy issues and was prepared to entertain different points of view. “We greatly appreciated the

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Regulators, Treasury say SMSFs ‘performing well’

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The SMSF sector has been strongly endorsed by both sides of politics, the regulators and Treasury at the SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia (SPAA) national conference in Brisbane. SPAA CEO Andrea Slattery, speaking after the session where the ATO, Treasury and ASIC gave their views on the SMSF sector, said: “The really positive thing to

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SPAA welcomes Ripoll appointment to superannuation post

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The high priority accorded superannuation with the announcement of Labor’s shadow ministry has been welcomed by the SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australian (SPAA). SPAA CEO Andrea Slattery says: “Labor has clearly indicated with this shadow ministry that superannuation will be a key policy area. We acknowledge this and look forward to working with the Opposition.

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Survey findings support need for financial literacy in schools

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RaboDirect, the leading online savings and investment bank, announces its support of the government’s Moneysmart Teaching Primary Package, launching today in Adelaide. A recent national survey conducted by RaboDirect revealed just how real the need is for financial literacy to be taught in schools, with Gen X and Baby Boomers outed as the generations currently

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MySuper negates Ripoll’s consumer engagement ambitions

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Measures to be introduced into MySuper will undermine the ambition of Bernie Ripoll, Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (the PJC), to improve consumer engagement with their retirement savings, according to the Corporate Super Specialist Alliance (CSSA). Mr Ripoll was reported yesterday as saying he hoped the introduction of Future

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Bernie Ripoll withdraws from FPA National Conference

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The Hon Bernie Ripoll MP has unfortunately had to withdraw from presenting at the Financial Planning Association’s (FPA) 2010 National Conference: Your Wavelength. Mr Ripoll was due to discuss the future of the financial planning industry as part of the Hypothetical Beyond 2012: The future of financial planning session. Mr Ripoll has been asked to

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