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Report: More non-Australian workers eyeing Australia

By: Helen Burggraf | 26 May 2017

 Political and economic uncertainty in the US and UK is resulting in a shift away from these countries on the part of expat job seekers, in favour…

Praemium board clears recently-reinstated CEO Ohanessian

By: Helen Burggraf | 24 May 2017

The new board of ASX-listed, Melbourne-based platform services provider Praemium has today issued a statement saying that a “comprehensive review” it had conducted of its recently-reinstated CEO…

Listed Aussie fund administrator acquires Trinity Fund Admin

By: Helen Burggraf | 24 May 2017

MainstreamBPO, a Sydney-headquartered, ASX-listed fund administrator, has announced it is acquiring Trinity Fund Administration, a Dublin-based fund administrator which also has operations in the Cayman Islands, New…

Australia unveils new tax on foreign owners of residential properties

By: Helen Burggraf | 16 May 2017

Australia is introducing a new tax on foreign owners of “under-utilised residential property”, as part of an effort to ensure that more homes are available to the…

Vistra expands into Oz, via acquisition

By: Helen Burggraf | 15 May 2017

Less than three months after announcing its last market-expanding purchase, Vistra Group – the acquisitive, Hong Kong-based corporate services, trust, fiduciary and fund administration services provider –…

Ohanessian re-appointed on ‘interim’ basis as Praemium CEO

By: Helen Burggraf | 15 May 2017

As expected, Michael Ohanessian has returned to his role as chief executive of ASX-listed, Melbourne-based financial platform provider Praemium, in the wake of last Friday’s shareholder vote to replace…

Shareholders oust Praemium board; Ohanessian return seen likely

By: Helen Burggraf | 12 May 2017

Shareholders of ASX-listed, Melbourne-based platform provider Praemium today voted to remove and replace four of the company’s directors, including its chairman, Greg Camm, in the latest development…

Now Australia plans to raise the bar for acquiring citizenship

By: Helen Burggraf | 20 Apr 2017

Days after Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull unveiled –  on his personal Facebook page – plans to abolish Australia’s so-called “457 skilled visa programme” and replace it with…

Looking after Aussies in America

By: Brett Evans | 20 Apr 2017

Recent US efforts to crack down on tax evasion through overseas accounts are catching out expatriates living there, particularly Australians with existing superannuation funds back home, according…

KKR, Stone Point Capital invest in Focus Financial Ptners

By: Helen Burggraf | 19 Apr 2017

Private equity houses Stone Point Capital and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) are acquiring a majority stake  Focus Financial Partners, in a deal that is reported…

Atlas Wealth: reaching out to Australia’s diaspora

By: Helen Burggraf | 19 Apr 2017

Having spent part of his childhood in the US and Hong Kong – owing to having a father who was a Royal Australian Air Force pilot –…

Australia, US plan work visa tightening, as France’s Le Pen vows to shut down immigration

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 Apr 2017

The ease with which companies have, until now, been able to hire foreign workers in recent decades appears to be coming to an end, as both the…

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