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AMP slashes jobs to save business

AMP’s wealth management arm will launch a cost-cutting program and make sweeping redundancies across its workforce in a bid to turn the troubled business around. While “Ms Fixit” Alexis George is yet to step into her new role as AMP Limited chief executive after leaving ANZ, AMP Australia – which is responsible for wealth management…

Lachlan Maddock | 31st May 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…

The Inside Adviser | 2nd May 2021 | More
Ms Fixit to head up AMP

The chief executive-elect of AMP Limited, once a financial services giant in size and stature – boasting for a time the advertising slogan: ‘We will always be there’ – faces the biggest task of her career. Her track record could not be better. The advertising slogan sounded good, if overly ambitious, for its post-IPO times. The sector’s predilection for…

Greg Bright | 6th Apr 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…

    The Inside Adviser | 4th Apr 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…

    The Inside Adviser | 18th Feb 2021 | More
    In conversation with Troy Armstrong, Koda Capital

    Troy joined the Koda Capital team in late 2019 as an Adviser and Partner, but brought with him extensive experience across self-managed superfunds, trusts and companies, which allowed him to quickly cement his position within the independent wealth management firm based in Melbourne. While he does have an impressive history of positions among some of…

    Abbey Minogue | 28th Jan 2021 | More
  • The recession is over, where to now?

    There are positive signs for the Australian economy following Wednesday’s third quarter GDP figure. It was a positive reading of 3.3% quarter on quarter, signalling a rebound in the economy is well underway. This marks the end to the pandemic led economic downturn and a gradual return to business normality. It was a massive beat…

    Ishan Dan | 3rd Dec 2020 | More
    Banks, shopping centres underappreciated says Martin Currie

    An interview with Will Baylis, Portfolio Management of Sustainable Equity at Martin Currie. Thank you so much for joining us Will, it would be great to get an insight into what you are seeing for the year ahead and to take our readers through the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.  Starting on a more…

    Ishan Dan | 3rd Dec 2020 | More
  • Aussies leave NZ advice sector

    There was a time, not so long ago, when AMP and the Australian banks dominated the New Zealand wealth management and advice sector. With Westpac confirming sale talks last week (October 16) and AMP’s ongoing sale saga, the locals have largely bought back the farm. Forsyth Barr is set to leapfrog Craigs Investment Partners –…

    David Chaplin | 18th Oct 2020 | More
    Westpac creates new division, appoints CEO

    Westpac has announced a new specialist businesses division and has appointed Jason Yetton as chief executive of the division. The specialist business division has been created to simplify the Australian and New Zealand banking businesses. This will include wealth platforms, superannuation and retirement products, investment, general and life insurance, auto finance and Westpac Pacific. Yetton…

    Annabelle Dickson | 6th May 2020 | More