FRIDAY WEALTH MANAGEMENT UPDATE 29 Oct 2021

On Fridays, we put together wealth management industry news that may be of interest to professionals in superannuation, life insurance, banking & credit, or investments!

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Government introduces bill to “improve flexibility for Australians preparing for retirement, support more Australians to own their first home and help Australian businesses invest”; delivers key commitment in the Women’s Budget Statement by removing $450 per month income threshold. https://ministers.treasury.gov.au/ministers/jane-hume-2020/media-releases/enhancing-super-system-and-driving-business-investment

APRA publishes findings on fund expenditure; finds that expenditure does not meet best interest of members and urges focus on improving governance and strategic planning in super. https://www.apra.gov.au/news-and-publications/apra-urges-greater-focus-on-improving-governance-and-strategic-planning-super

ASIC reveals conflicts of interest by directors and senior executives of superannuation trustees when switching personal investment. https://www.investordaily.com.au/regulation/50161-asic-identifies-conflicts-of-interests-by-super-trustees-management

LGIAsuper and Energy Super announces intention to acquire Suncorp Portfolio Services Limited, scrap weekly administration fee. https://www.investordaily.com.au/mergers-acquisitions/50164-newly-merged-super-fund-eyes-acquisition-of-suncorp-business

Superhero secures another $15 million in funding; eyes move into crypto. https://www.smartcompany.com.au/startupsmart/news/superhero-funding-crypto/

The legislation supporting the merger of QSuper and Sunsuper was passed by Parliament. https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/93608

Commonwealth Bank confirms it will commence the closure of the remaining Commonwealth Financial Planning (CFP) business and cease advice services by 30th Nov. https://www.commbank.com.au/articles/newsroom/2021/10/CFP-update-October.html

Morningstar launches multi-asset indexes. https://www.financialstandard.com.au/news/morningstar-launches-multi-asset-indexes-179790282

Super Consumers Australia calls out 5 super funds for selling “junk insurance”. https://www.financialstandard.com.au/news/sca-slams-five-super-funds-junk-insurance-179790276

MLC Life wins group insurance mandate from OneSuper. https://www.financialstandard.com.au/news/mlc-life-wins-group-mandate-179790204

ANZ reveals Statutory Profit after tax up 72%. https://media.anz.com/posts/2021/october/2021-full-year-result—proposed-final-dividend-

Macquarie Group reports net profit of $2.043 billion for last quarter. https://www.investordaily.com.au/markets/50181-macquarie-group-profits-continues-to-rise

 

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