Western Asset, IOOF make appointments


Legg Mason fixed income specialist affiliate Western Asset has welcomed Jonathan Baird to the fold in the newly created role of investment specialist and client executive. Based in Melbourne, Baird will focus o.. Read More

AFA announces new CEO as Fox steps down


Brad Fox has stepped down as chief executive of the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) after four years at the helm. Fox will be succeeded by former Zurich executive and ex-financial adviser Philip Kewin, w.. Read More

Fox steps down as AFA CEO


The Association of Financial Advisers has announced chief executive Brad Fox will step down, to be succeeded by former financial adviser and Zurich executive Phillip Kewin. Fox would exit the role on 20 March, i.. Read More

Ex-NSW premier joins NAB in executive role


National Australia Bank (NAB) has announced three new recruits to its executive leadership team, including former New South Wales premier Mike Baird. Baird, who resigned his premiership just five weeks ago, was .. Read More

VanEck strengthens investment team


Global asset manager and exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider VanEck has bolstered its local investment team following strong growth in its Australian business. Former Goldman Sachs JBWere financial analyst Brett.. Read More

Ex-FPA chairman to lead Countplus


Countplus has appointed former FPA chairman Matthew Rowe as its chief executive and managing director, effective immediately. Rowe brings to the role extensive experience from a string of prominent professional .. Read More

New hires to boost BlackRock, Moneysoft


BlackRock Australia has bolstered its wealth distribution and research relationship teams with two appointments in a bid to enhance its service delivery for clients. Former Perpetual Investments state sales mana.. Read More

Praemium, Padua unveil executive changes


The chief executive of listed managed account provider Praemium would step down after it was announced the company’s board had “terminated his position” in favour of a chief executive with a “.. Read More

KnowIT hires expand technical expertise


KnowIT Group has appointed a technical manager and three subject matter experts to its team to ensure the proficient management and delivery of the IT firm’s online tool, Desk Caddie. Ex-ANZ Wealth content.. Read More

AZ NGA practice acquires client book


AZ Next Generation Advisory (AZ NGA) subsidiary firm Wise Planners has made its second acquisition since joining the network, purchasing the corporate superannuation clients of Sydney practice Principal Edge Financia.. Read More

Centrepoint, Legg Mason unveil new hires


Independent financial services group Centrepoint has appointed a former head of investment advisory at Citigroup to the newly created role of chief investment officer following increased adviser demand for investment.. Read More