Opinion – Income can be protected from rising rates


Many market commentators have warned that investors face significant losses on their income portfolios as yields around the world begin to rise from record lows. Their warnings gained some validity when bond yie.. Read More

Wilson chief resigns


Andrew Coppin has resigned from his post as managing director of Wilson HTM Investment Group. The Wilson board announced late yesterday that Coppin had tendered his resignation and would depart the group with i.. Read More

Trust finalises wrap shortlist


The Trust Company has finalised a shortlist of investment wrap providers as part of the group’s planned technology upgrades. The listed financial services company provided shareholders with an update on it.. Read More

Outcome of Wilson investigation imminent


The board of Wilson HTM Investment Group has requested a trading halt to finalise its investigations into the actions of its managing director. The listed company yesterday asked the Australian Securities Exchan.. Read More

Industry urges Bowen to continue reform push


Members of Australia’s financial services industry have urged new Treasurer Chris Bowen to continue with scheduled reforms to the country’s superannuation and financial planning sectors. Bowen was ye.. Read More

Ironbark to explore other Deutsche-like deals


Ironbark Asset Management was in the process of considering new asset opportunities and investment partners to drive future business growth, the company’s chief said yesterday. Ironbark chief executive Chr.. Read More

Ironbark completes DAMAL acquisition


Ironbark Asset Management has completed its deal with Deutsche Asset Management Australia Limited (DAMAL). Ironbark chief executive Chris Larsen said all formalities had now been completed, with the company pick.. Read More

Hybrids still hold appeal


The demand for hybrid securities was stronger than ever and would continue to play out as an important trend for investments in 2013, a financial services executive said yesterday. Earlier this year, Rivkin chie.. Read More

Investorfirst pushes platform focus


Investorfirst has announced it will roll out a number of new enhancements and initiatives for its investment platform, Hub24, over the remainder of 2013. The listed financial services company said the developmen.. Read More

Long-term, not short-term focus needed: Gonski


Australia’s business community must adopt long-term strategies and avoid getting caught up in an unhealthy focus on monthly or quarterly numbers, the chair of the Future Fund said yesterday. The Future Fun.. Read More

FSC lobbies Rudd over reform extension


The chief of the Financial Services Council (FSC) has written to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and members of his cabinet, calling for the government to allow a 12-month extension to the start date of financial planning .. Read More

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