Radio star Luke Bradnam sells Gold Coast home

first_imgThe Monaco St property.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHe and partner Cathy Hallam bought the 2031sq m property — made up of one 981sq m block and one 1050sq m — 11 years ago for $1.85 million.At the time it was newly renovated with separate lounges, pool, a full-size all-weather tennis court and a boat shed.The home also has a purpose-built concrete mechanics pit in the four-car garage, ideal for a serious racing/car enthusiast according to a listing by agent Campbell Moore of Harcourts Coastal. Luke Bradnam has sold his Gold Coast house.RADIO announcer and Gold Coast Bulletin fishing columnist Luke Bradnam has sold his waterfront home in a multimillion-dollar deal.Mr Bradnam listed his five bedroom Broadbeach Waters home in November.It is on a “massive block on two titles” on popular Monaco St, a riverfront enclave made up of mega mansions on sprawling blocks. The Monaco St property.Mr Moore declined to reveal the sale price but said both the buyers and sellers were happy with the deal.Mr Bradnam, whose “first gig in radio” was giving out cold soft drinks off the B105 Black Thunder according to his TripleM bio, has a fierce love of the ocean and fishing — so it’s no surprise the property also has direct ocean access with 35.8m water frontage.center_img Luke Bradnam, right, with his Triple M co-hosts Ben “Dobbo” Dobbin and Libby Trickett. Pic Mark Cranitch.The property is 3km from the Surfers Paradise party strip and beach, and close to the new multimillion-dollar Pacific Fair shopping centre, Star casino and convention centre.Mr Bradnam works on radio for Triple M during the week and does weather, beach and surf reports for Channel 9 and the Bulletin.last_img read more

Pension funds for telecoms giant KPN to merge

first_imgThe chairman said the merger of both pension funds would happen at the request of the employer.The Opf KPN is open to KPN staff who are not employed under a collective labour agreement (CAO).As of the end of 2013, it had 1,895 participants, of whom 510 were workers and 445 pensioners.It reported a 1.6% return over 2013, while its coverage ratio was 115% at November-end. The KPN Pensioenfonds had 57.712 participants in total at the end of 2013, when it returned 1.3% on investments.Its funding was 111.5% at November-end.The KPN Pensioenfonds said it granted its active participants an indexation of 0.38% for 2015.Its pensioners and deferred members were given a 0.55% inflation compensation.The scheme also said it doubled the number of age cohorts for life-cycle pensions saving to 10 to further fine-tune investment risk for age and the remaining period before retirement. The two Dutch pension funds of telecommunications giant KPN – the €6.6bn Pensioenfonds KPN and the €730m Ondernemingspensioenfonds KPN (Opf KPN) – have announced plans to merge.Rudi van Nieuwenhoven, chairman at the Opf KPN, said: “A steering committee has already concluded that a merger will chiefly produce benefits, such as risk-sharing, significantly lower implementation costs and improved quality of governance.”He said both pension funds and their pension plans already had a comparable set-up, and that their investment and risk policies were also quite similar.In addition, the schemes’ boards have already been cooperating in joint committees for asset management, communications and financial management for “quite a while”, according to Nieuwenhoven.last_img read more

Paytm targets number 1 fantasy sports status in India

first_img Having rebranded its gaming platform from Gamepind to FirstGames, parent company Paytm has set about delivering India’s number one fantasy sports destination.The fintech firm is also looking to raise $30 million to fund the continued expansion of the platform – a joint venture with AGTech Holdings Limited.Despite only launching in February 2018, it reached over 30 million users and 100 million game plays in May, before launching fantasy cricket – Paytm First Captains – to coincide with the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup in England from 30 May.Competing with products such as the $1.1 billion valued Tencent-backed Dream 11, it has already been a huge success, with transactions growing by five times for the month, while the payment rate (payer/total user) for these transactions is said to be more than twice as high as that of other products in the market.Paytm First Captains has targeted a total of one million players with a gross merchandise volume (GMV) of $4-5 million for the tournament, which concludes at Lords on 14 July.There are about 20 million fantasy gamers in India right now, according to a joint report by the Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (IFSG) and KPMG, up from just 2 million in 2016.The same report has projected that the Indian fantasy sports market touches $5 billion in the next two years, with IFSG estimating that 100 million will take to one or more of the country’s platforms/apps by the end of 2019. StumbleUpon Related Articles CasinoBeats Malta goes digital for 2020 May 18, 2020 Submit Senet Australia appoints Paul Newsom as new client advisory lead August 27, 2020 UKGC strengthens commissioner ranks for critical 2020 May 1, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more