Lloyd to step down from Perpetual


Perpetual chief executive Geoff Lloyd would step down in mid-2018 after more than five years in the role, the fund manager announced yesterday. In a statement, the company said Lloyd had timed his exit from Perp.. Read More

Ex-Victorian premier to be EQT chair


Equity Trustees (EQT) has announced former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett will be the company’s next board chairman. Kennett, who has been on the company’s board of directors for nine years, would s.. Read More

Former FPA exec to head FASEA


A former chief professional officer of the FPA has been appointed as the inaugural chief executive of the government’s Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). In a statement on Friday, Mi.. Read More

Beacon appointments focus on support


Beacon Financial Group has made a number of new appointments to its management, on-boarding and compliance teams to support new advisers entering the group following its merger with Libertas Financial Planning. .. Read More

IOOF hires ex-Funds SA manager


IOOF has appointed Paul Crisci as its portfolio manager for Australian equities, with his role commencing next month. Crisci, who previously managed an $11 billion equities portfolio for South Australian public.. Read More

Ex-RBA assistant governor to head EDR change


The federal government has appointed a former Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) assistant governor to oversee the transition of the three current external dispute resolution (EDR) bodies into the forthcoming Australian.. Read More

BTIM appoints multi-asset head


BT Investment Management (BTIM) has recruited the head of investment strategy for a major superannuation fund as its new head of multi-asset investments. The investment manager said Michael Blayney, who was curr.. Read More

Stone & Chalk expands to Melbourne


Fintech hub Stone & Chalk has opened a Melbourne office to service growing demand from Victorian technology start-ups. Fintech Victoria founding chief executive Alan Tsen will spearhead the venture and it is.. Read More

Ignition Wealth opens Dublin office


Digital advice group Ignition Wealth has set up an office in the Irish capital, Dublin, and appointed two staffers to help with the local operations. Speaking to financialobserver, Ignition Wealth chief executi.. Read More

La Trobe Financial makes new appointments


Peer-to-peer lending firm La Trobe Financial has appointed three staff to senior positions, signalling a change in direction for the company following the resignation of two long-time employees. La Trobe Financ.. Read More

Two new hires boost BT life team


BT has expanded its life insurance team with two additions tasked with improving overall adviser service delivery as well as spearheading the development of new products. Former Pacific Life RE product developme.. Read More

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