June 22, 2013

Gap in retail registry looms with Computershare’s exit

Computershare has notified clients and ‘handcuffed’ key staff in its retail unit registry business after a decision to exit the business once all existing contracts are honoured. The decision exposes a severe lack of infrastructure in the administration of retail

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Goodlad goes in SSgA’s global restructure

Australia’s chief executive, Rob Goodlad, and Boston-based chief investment officer for global equities, Ali Lowe, are the most senior casualties in the firm’s restructure designed to provide greater depth in its alternatives and fixed income offerings around the world. Goodlad

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Australian funds tough on fees for a ‘luxury good’

Australian superannuation funds drive a much harder bargain when it comes to fees on funds management and other investment services, compared to their international counterparts, according to Tim Barron, senior vice president and chief investment officer at Segal Rogerscasey.  “I

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Education void in an individualized market

The need for financial education is rising with the increasing individualization of superannuation but a void remains in the provision and delivery of that education in a cost-effective manner. Chris Condon and Peter Vann believe they can fill at least

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Education void in an individualized market

The need for financial education is rising with the increasing individualization of superannuation but a void remains in the provision and delivery of that education in a cost-effective manner. Chris Condon and Peter Vann believe they can fill at least

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Bigger insurers chase higher returns with more flexibility

Larger general insurers in Australia, which tend to have larger surpluses, have greater flexibility in their investment portfolios because of Australian regulations governing insurers. So, according to Robert Goodman, smaller insurers may be more dramatically impacted by the lower-yield environment.

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Bigger insurers chase higher returns with more flexibility

Larger general insurers in Australia, which tend to have larger surpluses, have greater flexibility in their investment portfolios because of Australian regulations governing insurers. So, according to Robert Goodman, smaller insurers may be more dramatically impacted by the lower-yield environment.

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Mobile security demands on the increase – JP Morgan

There was a strong focus on security, especially for mobile devices, at this year’s annual technology summit held by JP Morgan in London earlier this month. The industry needed “a fundamental shift in thinking” to protect a company’s data and

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