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Women’s aversion to investment risk remains

Australian women are still struggling to overcome barriers to investing, despite more than half saying they are concerned they are not on track to meet their financial goals. A survey Fidelity International survey found that women have a high aversion…

ASIC raises the red flag

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has put SMSF advisers on notice that it is maintaining its focus on the quality of advice provided to the sector. ASIC has made the quality of advice to SMSF trustees a key priority…

People: Klug to chair the TPB

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced the appointment of Ian Klug as the chair of the Tax Practitioners Board. Klug has been a member of the board since 2015. He is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and…

People: Statewide Super makes internal pick for top job

Statewide Super has appointed Tony D’Alessandro as chief executive. He will take over from Richard Nunn who has taken up the role of chief executive at MetLife. D’Alessandro has been in the role of general manager, member engagement for Statewide…

People: Wikramanayake puts her stamp on Macquarie management

Macquarie Group has announced three changes to its management team. David Fass has been appointed head of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, Americas. Paul Plewman will replace David Fass as regional chief executive officer, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Shawn…

Households prepare for a slowdown

Australians are saving more as they take a more conservative approach to their household finances. Households have reduced their dependence on credit and have instead focused on increasing their short-term savings, according to ME Bank’s latest Household Financial Comfort Report.…

A lean year ahead for IPOs

The pipeline is soft for IPOs on the Australian Securities Exchange after a slow end to 2018. There are only 17 upcoming floats this year, down on the 37 that had applied to the ASX at the same time last…