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

ABA puts ex-Qld premier in the hot seat


The Australian Bankers’ Association has announced former Queensland premier Anna Bligh will be its new chief executive. Bligh, who held the state parliament’s highest office from 2007 to 2012, was ch.. Read More

Zurich expands risk sales team


Zurich has expanded its life risk sales team with nine new members across the country in a move to support growth in key urban and regional centres. Nathan Taggart, previously the group’s strategic account.. Read More

Elders promotes from within for new role


Elders Financial Planning (EFP) has announced its adviser services coordinator Anna Van-Gasteren has been appointed as the group’s new national practice development coach. Van-Gasteren, who joined EFP just.. Read More

ANZ appoints ex-RBA economist as CIO


ANZ has announced the appointment of former Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) head of economics Mark Rider as the chief investment officer of its wealth arm. Rider, who has been with ANZ since 2013, has taken on a.. Read More

Perpetual hires long-time Count boss


Count Financial chief executive David Lane is to join the Perpetual Investments arm as group executive. Lane, a veteran of the asset management, wealth management and investment banking sectors who has headed up.. Read More

Count Financial CEO joins Perpetual


Perpetual has appointed Count Financial chief executive David Lane to the role of group executive for Perpetual Investments. Lane, who has headed up Count Financial since 2011, will join the group in April. He r.. Read More

Farmer to replace retiring IOOF CIO


IOOF has announced chief investment officer Steve Merlicek will retire on 30 June to be replaced by Australian equities portfolio manager Dan Farmer. The group confirmed Merlicek would step down after eight year.. Read More

Two new hires reinforce Mine Wealth


Mining industry super fund Mine Wealth + Wellbeing (Mine) has recruited a former Westpac financial planning manager and a digital entrepreneur to its executive team in a move to strengthen member engagement and enhan.. Read More

Slattery to leave SMSF body in May


Andrea Slattery has resigned as chief executive of peak self-managed superannuation body the SMSF Association, although she will continue as a non-executive director. Slattery will be succeeded by International .. Read More

NAB trustee in ASIC probe, wealth GM moves


ASIC has imposed additional licence conditions on the Australian financial services licence (AFSL) of NULIS Nominees Limited (NULIS), a National Australia Bank (NAB) superannuation trustee, following what the corpora.. Read More