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Update on launch of ASX Managed Funds Service (AMFS)/ AQUA II – June 2013

“The launch of the ASX Managed Funds Service (AMFS) – informally known as AQUA II – may be one step closer to realisation following the release of a consultation paper by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). The regulator will reach a decision in November, and

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FOFA & SMSFs driving advisers away from platform-based investment strategies.

A wave of regulatory change, combined with the shifting needs of advisers in the self-managed super (SMSF) fund space, could serve to drive financial advisers away from platform-based investment strategies. Senior technical manager at Colonial First State Craig Day told InvestorDailythat a lot of SMSF advisers are now

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How Relevant is Social Media to Superannuation and Investment Management in Australia?

Fishtank Solutions has invested heavily in dynamic social media listening/ research focused on the Australian Superannuation and Investment Management industry. The findings from our dynamic research have been revealing and surprising.  The following observations are illustrated from January 2013, whereas our Social Media research covers six month

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Further consolidation in Self-managed super fund (SMSF) segment

Acquisitions in the Self-managed super fund (SMSF) space are proving commonplace as businesses attempt to build client bases during the current market conditions, with SuperIQ previously expressing a desire for growth. In the latest wave of consolidation in the space, SMSF provider SuperIQ has acquired former Perpetual

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AMP – SMSF Strategic Announcement and Appointments

Fishtank Solutions created CompareSMSF an on-line community in 2007.  The market focus of this initiative, Self Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) represents one of the most strategically significant segments of the Australian retirement savings market. One of Australia’s largest financial services companies, AMP, has recently made two significant announcements regarding

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Spotlight On – CompareSMSF

Compare SMSF is an online network of Self Managed Super Fund members, and those considering setting up their own SMSF(in Australia). Fishtank Solutions created this on-line community in 2007, recognising that investors had a real appetite for information (including the experiences and opinions of like investors), before

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