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Australian Unity raises $11.6 million for new aged care facility at Peninsula Grange

15 Aug 2017 - Australian Unity has successfully finalised another development fund after raising the required capital to further develop the Peninsula Grange Wellbeing Precinct on the Mornington Peninsula, with the addition of 127 new aged care beds.

Australian Unity appoints National Manager, Retail Distribution

14 Aug 2017 - Australian Unity has appointed Adam Kirk to the new role of National Manager, Retail Distribution. 

Australian Unity Office Fund exceeds PDS financial forecasts with strong first full year results

08 Aug 2017 - Australian Unity Investment Real Estate Limited, as the Responsible Entity for the Australian Unity Office Fund (ASX: AOF), today announced strong results delivering a 22.1 percent total return* to AOF unitholders for the financial year to 30 June 2017.

Australian Unity’s funeral bond set to disrupt market

25 Jul 2017 - Australian Unity today launched an innovative new investment product FuneralPlan Bond. With growth-oriented investment options the Bond is designed to provide returns greater than inflation and an option for investors not requiring a capital guarantee.

Government super changes are here, but majority unprepared

20 Jul 2017 - Despite significant media coverage, survey results released today by Australian Unity show the majority of Australians approaching retirement aren’t aware of or prepared for the government’s recent super changes.

Melbourne’s bursting growth behind Australian Unity’s Healthcare Property Trust’s latest $33 million acquisition

11 Jul 2017 - A booming population and growing demand for health services in Melbourne’s west are behind Australian Unity’s Healthcare Property Trust’s (HPT) latest acquisition of The Sunshine Private Medical Centre and Day Surgery and surrounding development land for $33 million, announced today.

HUB24 adds Platypus Asset Management’s low cost systematic fund

08 Jun 2017 - Platypus Asset Management’s Systematic Growth Fund has been added to Hub24’s investment menu. The low-cost systematic fund has returned 8.66% per annum since inception in November 2009, outperforming the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation index over this time by more than 1% per annum after fees. 

A new look at Aged Care quality standards

05 Jun 2017 - Australian Unity has provided views to the federal government on how Aged Care Quality standards can be improved.

Demand for sustainable investment pushes Altius Sustainable Bond Fund beyond $100m and Altius total AUM to $1.4 billion

05 Jun 2017 - The Altius Sustainable Bond Fund (SBF) has reached more than $100m in funds under management, reflecting increasing investor demand for sustainable fixed interest investments and SBF’s consistent year-on-year returns. 

Ability, not relationship, what informed young investors want from advisers

02 Jun 2017 - Younger investors are focused on technical ability and results, not long-term relationship, when evaluating their financial advisers – according to data from the latest bi-annual Lifeplan ICFS Financial Advice Satisfaction Index. 

Tax transparency report - 2016

31 May 2017 - As one of Australia’s largest mutual organisations, we are pleased to sign up to the Tax Transparency Code and support greater tax disclosure in Australia as this reflects our commitment to compliance from a regulatory and financial perspective and strives for transparency with respect to our tax strategy and corporate governance.

Australian Unity's view on NDIS costs

29 May 2017 - Australian Unity supports the NDIS model of consumer-directed care to deliver health and wellbeing outcomes for individuals and value for communities and taxpayers. But getting the market design and cost structure right for both consumers and providers is critical to its sustainability.

Australian Unity’s Healthcare Property Trust raises more than $170m in under two days

17 May 2017 - After less than two days of capital raising, Australian Unity’s $1.2 billioni healthcare property trust (HPT), has successfully raised more than $170 million to help fund its future development and acquisition activities.

Australian Unity officially opens Campbell Place Residential Community in Glen Waverley

03 May 2017 - Australian Unity’s Campbell Place Residential Community was officially opened today by The Commissioner for Senior Victorians, Gerard Mansour and Murray and Ann Campbell.

Australia’s largest healthcare fund set to re-open

26 Apr 2017 - Australian Unity’s $1.2 billion healthcare property trust (HPT), the largest healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) in the country, will re-open this May to help raise funds for its ~ $500 million development pipeline.

Capital investment in property assets key to REIT performance, says Australian Unity

11 Apr 2017 - A commitment to meaningful capital improvements of key assets in property investment portfolios can play an important role in improving returns for REIT investors, according to Mr Chris Smith, the head of Healthcare Property at Australian Unity.

Australian Unity appoint Tim Barber as CEO of Big Sky Banking

05 Apr 2017 - Australian Unity Wealth has appointed Tim Barber as General Manager – Banking reporting to Australian Unity Wealth CEO David Bryant.

Australian Unity Trustees appoints head of philanthropy

03 Apr 2017 - Australian Unity Trustees has appointed Caroline Whitby to the newly-created position of national manager - philanthropy.

Australian Unity welcomes Turnbull government consultation on Member-Owned Firm Legislation and Regulation

27 Mar 2017 - Leading mutual organisation Australian Unity welcomes federal Treasurer Scott Morrison’s decision to initiate a consultation on the reforms needed to support cooperatives, mutuals and member-owned firms as key continuing contributors to the national economy.

Australian Unity focusses trustee services on “middle Australia”

16 Mar 2017 - There is an increasing need for estate planning and trustee services for middle income Australians as the population ages and as issues such as dementia and blended families become more prevalent, says Rohan Mead, group managing director of Australian Unity.

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