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Governance

Most funds talking about mergers

A majority of superannuation funds are currently having conversations about potential mergers, according to Maree Pallisco, national superannuation leader at EY (formerly Ernst and Young), due to the impact of the Stronger Super reforms. As a leading provider of independent advice on the business structures of super funds, EY hears regularly from trustees who are […]
Investment Strategy

Member engagement could hurt super returns: ISN

The Henry and Cooper reviews of the superannuation industry should consider the implications for portfolio construction of having too many active and engaged members, including the prospect of funds being forced to adopt a more conservative asset allocation which coud ultimately hurt their returns, a major industry body has argued.
Administration

Retrenched recently? Re-invention in the economic downturn

Career transition expert HUGH DAVIES has some suggestions for the growing number of financial services professionals who have been retrenched. And here’s a hint – they do not revolve around immediately trying to find a job and a pay packet to match your last one. Aside from taking the blame for recent economic travails, many […]
Administration

Retrenched recently? Re-invention in the economic downturn

Career transition expert HUGH DAVIES has some suggestions for the growing number of financial services professionals who have been retrenched. And here’s a hint – they do not revolve around immediately trying to find a job and a pay packet to match your last one. Aside from taking the blame for recent economic travails, many […]
Opinion

Nicholas Applegate withdrawal raises bigger questions

John Hamer, the Australian head of Nicholas Applegate, the San Diego-based equities and bond manager, got the phone call about 30 minutes before he was to have an important meeting with his largest client, AMP. Both his sales office in Sydney and the client service office in Melbourne were to be closed with just a […]
Opinion

Nicholas Applegate withdrawal raises bigger questions

John Hamer, the Australian head of Nicholas Applegate, the San Diego-based equities and bond manager, got the phone call about 30 minutes before he was to have an important meeting with his largest client, AMP. Both his sales office in Sydney and the client service office in Melbourne were to be closed with just a […]
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