(Reuters) – AMP Ltd said on Thursday its Australian wealth management business logged another quarter of cash outflows as it continued to lose investors amid market uncertainty due to the Russia-Ukraine war, with assets under management also taking a hit.
Net outflows from the wealth management business were A$1.33 billion ($963.45 million) for the three months ended March 31, less than the A$1.99 billion outflow a year earlier.
Meanwhile, assets under management at the unit fell 4.1% sequentially to A$136.47 billion on lower investment markets, the company said.
AMP, trying to turn itself around after a series of scandals which included allegations of employee misconduct, saw a slowdown in outflows at its flagship Australian wealth management arm in the previous year ending December.
“We’re seeing positive signs of growth and momentum and have set a clear path to accelerate the transformation of AMP Limited,” Chief Executive Alexis George said on Thursday.
AMP shares were down 0.4% at A$1.19 in early trade.
The 172-year-old firm last week confirmed it would divest AMP Capital by selling the business in different parts for a total valuation of A$2.04 billion, and focus its attention on the remaining banking, wealth and financial advice divisions.
($1 = 1.3805 Australian dollars)
(Reporting by Himanshi Akhand and Riya Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva and Lincoln Feast.)