For those expecting changes in the proposed super rules, here’s what the Treasurer said today: “The changes that we put forward … I certainly have no intention of revisiting them.”
An insider’s view of how institutional investors approach a hot IPO and the charade that goes on between fund managers and the investment banks running the show.
American-based internet businesses are high on everyone’s radar, but is biggest always best? It’s worth checking the emerging market’s equivalents and how differently they operate.
Consumers of financial products are increasingly willing to place their trust in new intermediaries, including fintechs driving change with innovation and consumer-driven processes.
Despite the global bond duration index nudging an historic peak of 7 years, portfolios can still benefit from holding exposure to fixed interest investments as long as investors are aware of the impact of duration.
There are many ways to hedge against volatility, but often at a cost to the overall return of the portfolio. At what point is a smooth journey worth the impact on the destination?
The modern investor has access to many products but the level of financial literacy struggles to keep pace leading to confusion and conflicted goals. This study shows the types of conversations investors should have with advisers.
Amid the heated debate, the initial results of our survey show those opposing a bank royal commission strongly outweigh those for. The survey will remain open for a few more days.
Articles from previous editions
There is popular and political support for a bank royal commission, but what can it really achieve? Two years of bank bashing for doubtful results in an already heavily-regulated and monitored industry.
Following the recent cash rate cut, it seemed unusual for banks to then increase their term deposit rates, while only passing on a fraction of the cut to borrowers. What’s behind this change in bank strategy?
The market’s fixation with whether companies are meeting, exceeding, or falling short of quarterly financial targets is inhibiting market efficiency. Investors would do better focussing on long-term prospects.
If proposed super changes are enacted, the lifetime cap on non-concessional contributions will confine the re-contribution strategy and significantly increase the tax payable on death benefits. Was that intended?
Investing in mid-caps not only avoids the concentration of banking and mining companies in the Top 20, but has provided better returns due to their growth potential and agility in making strategic decisions.
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