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Super funds don't vote together: ACSI

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |   12:52PM
The House of Representatives committee looking into common ownership of ASX companies has continued this week, with the super industry hitting back at suggestions that funds act in unison.

APRA to mandate independent certifications

KARREN VERGARA
Prudential regulator APRA plans to go ahead with mandating independent certifications within group insurance as recommended by the financial services Royal Commission.

New super fund prepares for launch

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR
Tomorrow Super is readying itself for a $5 million pre-IPO funding round, with the promise of a financial adviser friendly superannuation solution.

AMP reduces super fees

JAMIE WILLIAMSON
Members of AMP's super products will see savings across both administration and investment fees from October, with some set to make significant savings.

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