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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. 

Glass half full for Aussie men

05 Jun 2017 - New reseach finds almost one million more ‘optimistic’ men than women Despite economic volatility, cost of living pressures and global political instability, new research confirms most Australians are optimistic about life.  

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.

Failure is good for us... just ask an optimist

31 May 2017 - Consider a toddler learning to walk. She will fall over hundreds of times before planting one wobbly foot in front of the other to take her first steps. But she doesn’t give up, because it doesn't present itself as an option at that age. Over time, though, society instils in us the idea that failure is incompatible with success. Whereas in reality, failure is necessary for success. 

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.

Music maketh the optimist

08 May 2017 - Music can be an almost instant boost to your mood. What is your go to song?  We have some suggestions below.

Three inspiring optimists stories 

08 May 2017 - Churchill famously said “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty”. Optimism is an attitude that can open you up to new ideas, experiences and possibilities. This mindset helps you look at the future openly. Optimism is about engaging in a meaningful life, feeling in control and developing resilience.   Looking for some inspiration? Read some of our favourite stories about inspiring optimists below.

3 simple tips to becoming more optimistic that you can start today

08 May 2017 - Amazingly, someone who is more likely to view the glass as half full as opposed to half empty, has far greater physical health outcomes.

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.

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.

Australian Unity Group increases first half revenue by 43 percent, profit by 16 percent

01 Mar 2017 - Financial services, healthcare and independent & assisted living company Australian Unity Limited (Australian Unity) has reported revenue and other income of $901.7 million for the six months to 31 December 2016, an increase of 43.0 percent compared to the corresponding period last year (31 December 2015: $630.4 million).

Australian Unity’s Herston Quarter health precinct a step closer

23 Feb 2017 - Queensland is a significant step closer to having a world-leading health precinct at Brisbane’s Herston Quarter after Australian Unity today executed a series of agreements for the development.

Australian Unity's health insurance premium increase lowest in a decade

10 Feb 2017 - Australian Unity’s insurance premiums are set to rise by an average 4.46 percent from April 1, 2017, representing the lowest average increase for a decade.

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