BTFG platforms head to depart


BT Financial Group’s head of platforms will depart the wealth manager to pursue other opportunities, the company has confirmed. Kelly Power, who has been with Westpac Group since 2005, has been overseeing .. 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

BlackRock’s Barnes moves to digital role


BlackRock’s former Australian chief operating officer Kathryn Barnes has assumed a new role as the group’s local head of digital technology. In a statement, BlackRock said Barnes, who will also take.. Read More

EFP adds new adviser


Elders Financial Planning (EFP) has appointed a former ANZ financial planner as a new adviser within one of its aligned practices in South Australia. Melissa Kramer, who has joined Mount Gambier practice Money .. Read More

Staying idle not an option for development


Advice businesses needed to be proactive and could not rest on their laurels if they wanted to thrive in a post-Future of Financial Advice-life insurance framework world, according to Australian Wealth Solutions (AWS.. Read More

AMP Capital makes infrastructure hires


AMP Capital has boosted two of its investment teams with the appointment of Stasha Prnjatovic as energy investment director within the infrastructure equity team in Sydney and Niamh McBreen as an investment director .. Read More

Calastone consolidates with new hires


Global funds transaction network Calastone will focus on consolidating support and expanding the products available for its platform and fund manager clients going into the new financial year, leading to the hiring o.. Read More

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