Stockbroker and funds manager Euroz has foreshadowed a strongly improved interim profit, driven mainly by the performance of Euroz Securities and the increased share prices of its listed investment companies.
Two listed investment companies controlled by Euroz Securities will pay out nearly $5 million in half-year dividends, with Westoz Investment Company announcing a 3 cent per share payout for investors while Ozgrowth will distribute 0.25 cents per share.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has launched civil proceedings against Perth-based State One Stockbroking, and in a separate matter has accepted undertakings from two liquidators employed by Melsom Robson.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has permanently banned a Perth man from providing financial services after finding he had redirected $254,000 worth of clients' funds into his own accounts.
Former footballer and insurance broker Andrew Donnelly has failed to overturn freezing orders that were imposed in January in relation to the alleged misuse of $5.1 million of trust funds from his old business.
The state's biggest health insurer, HBF, has shrugged off a challenging market to grow revenue and break the 1 million mark for membership, as it continues to push outside its Western Australian home base.
Born in Egypt and raised in Scotland, Sherif Andrawes brings a world of experience to his role as WA chair of global accounting firm BDO, as Business News discovered over lunch at Julio's in West Perth.