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‘Digital gold’ provider names new CEO

Former JP Morgan executive Jon Deane has been appointed as chief executive of InfiniGold, which sells physical gold investment in a digital form. Deane joins from TCM where he was chief executive for over 18 months. Prior to that, he…

People: marketing head for First Sentier

First Sentier Investors has announced two global leadership appointments. Amanda Tibbett has joined as chief marketing and communications officer. She has been managing the rebrand of the business from Colonial First State Global Asset Management. Prior to that, Tibbett was…

Old is new again at the SMSF Association

The SMSF Association has appointed Andrew Hamilton as chair. He has been a member of the board for over nine years and was previously chair from 2012 to 2014. He takes over from Robin Bowerman who will remain on the…

Better advice model needed

Australians don’t like the way financial advice is being currently offered to them and would prefer piece by piece advice when they need it. Michael Blomfield, chief executive of Investment Trends revealed one result of this is that 53 per…

People: ABA appoints compliance head

The Australian Banking Association has announced the appointment of Ian Govey as chair of the Banking Code Compliance Committee (BCCC). BCCC is the independent body that monitors and enforces the new Banking Code of Practice. Govey is a former Australian…

Meet the face of millennial female financial advice

Victoria Devine used to talk about finance with her friends over brunch, without skimping on smashed avocado. Now she is paving the way to the future of financial advice by starting these same conversations amongst a much larger audience. Devine…

People: Australian Ethical picks its new CEO

Australian Ethical Investment has announced the appointment of John McMurdo as chief executive. He was most recently group managing director of Fitzpatrick Financial Group and prior to that was chief executive of Centric Wealth Management and managing director of Hillross…

Advisers to prove value with new tool

Financial advisers can tap into the specific needs, motivations and preferred interactions of potential clients by categorising them into four groups. Fidelity International’s latest report in conjunction with CoreData, The Value of Advice, reveals a ‘navigation style’ tool to assist…

Government to review LIC commissions

Financial advisers and stockbrokers may lose commissions on the sale of listed investment company (LIC) shares after the Government announced a consultation on the stamping fee exemption. Earlier this week Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the Government would undertake a four…

People: Genworth names new CEO

Genworth has appointed Pauline Blight-Johnston as its chief executive. She takes over from acting chief executive Duncan West who will remain an independent non-executive director. Blight-Johnston joins from KPMG where she was a partner in actuarial and financial risk since…