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ANZ-Suncorp deal nixed by ACCC over anti-competition fears

The regulator said it wasn’t satisfied the deal would not substantially lessen competition in Australian banking, particularly in home loans and small-business banking. ANZ and Suncorp plan to challenge the decision.

Lisa Uhlman | 4th Aug 2023 | More
ANZ fund admin outed as big back-office prize

The biggest NZ funds management administration gig could be up for grabs with the $33 billion ANZ Investments understood to be exploring outsourcing options.

David Chaplin | 24th Apr 2023 | More
Shake-up at Kiwi fund king as two top execs flag departure

New Zealand’s biggest non-government fund manager, ANZ Investments, has made a pre-Christmas senior staff clean-out with two long-time employees set to leave the $30 billion plus business early next year.

David Chaplin | 9th Dec 2022 | More
  • ‘What do I want to leave as my legacy?’: Behind Alexis George’s decision to lead AMP

    Perhaps it’s too early to be talking about legacy. But Alexis George’s decision to take the reins at AMP rested squarely on just that. Most other executives of Alexis George’s calibre might be happy to rest on their laurels after a career as distinguished as hers. But speaking at the Women in Super (WIS) Sydney…

    Lachlan Maddock | 15th Dec 2021 | More
    ASX caps seventh consecutive monthly gain

    Seventh consecutive monthly gain, Beach Energy smashed, ANZ takes $817m profit hit The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finished Friday on a weaker note, down 0.8% and 0.5% for the week, however was able to deliver a seventh consecutive monthly gain, finishing 3.5% higher for the month of April. The news of the day was the capitulation in Beach Energy’s (ASX:BPT) share…

    Investor Strategy News | 2nd May 2021 | More
    ASX rose to six-week high ahead of Easter break

    Second quarter off to strong start, AMP’s CEO departs, Boral announces buyback The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finished the week and commenced the new quarter on a strong note, finishing 0.5% higher with both IT, up 2.3%, and materials, 1.3%, contributing. It was a day for stock specific news with the worst kept secret in finance being confirmed, AMP’s CEO Francesco…

    Investor Strategy News | 4th Apr 2021 | More
  • The road to commercialise Mine Super’s Recreo

    Mine Super has taken a big step towards commercialising its majority interest in Recreo Financial, the administration systems provider it partnered with in 2015. It has been a rocky road for many of the participants. Recreo is to merge with two complementary businesses acquired by Certane, a new market player that bought the remnants of…

    Greg Bright | 26th Mar 2021 | More
    Kalman leaving Equity Trustees for places unknown

    Harvey Kalman, the global head of business development for fund services at Equity Trustees and key business driver for many years, has resigned, seeking a new yet-unknown challenge. Kalman, 54, has been with Equity Trustees since January 2000 and for the past three years has expanded his role to include additional responsibilities as managing director…

    Greg Bright | 19th Mar 2021 | More
  • ASX finishes flat, Wesfarmers delivers again

    ASX finishes flat, CSL (ASX:CSL), Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) delivers again, Fortescue (ASX:FMG) delivers record dividend The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finished flat for the day, but with growing dispersion in underlying company performance. Treasury Wine (ASX:TWE) lead the way, jumping 17.5%, but it was healthcare company CSL (ASX:CSL) that contributed most with the consumer discretionary (+0.6%) and the healthcare (+2.0%) the few winners. Unemployment…

    Investor Strategy News | 18th Feb 2021 | More
    Westpac follows ANZ with Northern Trust mandate

    Northern Trust has won another passive global equities gig with a bank-owned KiwiSaver fund following a mandate reshuffle at the Westpac scheme in New Zealand. Australia’s Ninety One was also a winner in the reshuffle. Along with several other changes, Northern Trust picked up a spot among six managers on the Westpac/BT international equities panel,…

    David Chaplin | 15th Jan 2021 | More