SISFA partners with Sharequity


The Self-managed Independent Superannuation Funds Association (SISFA) has partnered with Australian equity capital raising platform Sharequity, which connects self-directed investors with companies seeking to raise c.. Read More

Advisers should avoid alpha clusters


Advisers can take advantage of valuation disparities in the markets, but must keep diversification in mind to limit correlated alpha clusters in investor portfolios, according to Antipodes Partners. A key way adv.. Read More

FASEA focus unchanged as CEO exits


The direction of the education framework for financial advisers will remain unchanged under the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority’s (FASEA) new leadership following the resignation of chief execu.. Read More

SMSF Association, BT unveil partnership


The SMSF Association today announced a four-year partnership with BT Financial Group (BTFG) to provide education services and collaborate on events. Speaking to selfmanagedsuper, SMSF Association chief executive.. Read More

SMSFs recognising global bonds’ importance


SMSF trustees are showing greater understanding of and interest in the global bonds space, particularly for direct investment, according to fixed income specialist FIIG Securities. “With international bonds.. Read More

Optimo adds SMSF modelling


Optimo Financial has launched the latest version of its paraplanning software, Pathfinder, which includes a beta release of SMSF modelling capabilities. The online holistic modelling platform allows financial pla.. Read More

Chi-X to launch bespoke indices, ETFs


Securities and derivatives exchange Chi-X Australia will broaden its product range with exchange-traded funds (ETF) and “smart” warrant products based off new tailored indices as it looks to bring competi.. Read More

ASIC disqualifies two SMSF auditors


The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has disqualified Robert Newham of the Australian Capital Territory from being an approved SMSF auditor for breaching independence requirements and professio.. Read More

BetaShares unveils lowest-cost ETF


BetaShares has announced the launch of what it said is the world’s lowest-cost Australian exchange-traded fund (ETF) with a 0.07 per cent a year management fee. The BetaShares Australia 200 ETF, which will .. Read More

ASIC accepts ANZ EU


The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has accepted an enforceable undertaking (EU) from Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) following an investigation into fees-for-no-service conduct .. Read More

Citi to build on SMSF advocacy


Citi Australia is increasing its activities in the SMSF market using an ‘education and validation’ approach as it expects increasing growth in its client base going forward. “We’ve got ove.. Read More