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Author Archive | Graham Hand
Factfulness explains why we worry about where the world is heading instead of embracing a world view based on facts. We have lost the ability to focus on what matters the most.
People learn about the world through the daily news cycle and their own reading and viewing, but can they do better than a random guess on the major measures of global progress?
The Royal Commission has done great work, but most bank activities remain untouched, including the crucial issue of how banks price their products. Kenneth Hayne asks if banks are capable of the change required.
Garry Weaven was instrumental in the development of the industry fund movement, and as Chair of IFM Investors, he outlined his five areas of future investment potential and policy in his address to the AIST Conference.
What cost $1 in 1988 now costs $2.29 adjusted for inflation. We should make return calculations in real terms or we are deluding ourselves about investment performance over longer terms.
The Royal Commission stoked the coals on financial advice fees and commissions, taking three days to learn trustees and management are severely conflicted by best interest responsibilities.
The ATO has issued an update on illegal early release of super, when an SMSF is worth having, reporting obligations and trustee checklists. Make sure you stay on top of the rules.
Many people, especially SMSF trustees who expect to go on the age pension in future, remain confused about Labor’s proposed franking policy. These 10 emails confirm Labor’s position.
On 21 June 2018, Raiz Invest (formerly Acorns) listed on the ASX, valuing the company at $119 million. How does this ‘micro investing’ platform stack up as a place to invest or buy shares in the company itself?
SMSFs are being targeted by property marketers, but is a single, illiquid investment a good super strategy, with its associated leverage? ASIC is worried SMSF trustees are not seeing the full picture, so we went looking.
The Royal Commission criticises incentives and rewards across financial services, but they have a place if they are properly structured. Just ask the legal people involved how their hard work is recognised.
There’s a fundamental difference between banking and wealth management: bankers have no fiduciary obligation to their clients. It’s difficult for bankers to own fund managers and financial advice and fully accept the difference.
It’s the world game that billions are watching, and it only takes a few simple observations during a game to impress. It’s equally easy to show you don’t have a clue what’s really happening.