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Author Archive | Graham Hand
Many SMSF trustees are expecting miracles from their portfolio, setting them up defensively to deal with risk while expecting returns over 10% a year. Something’s got to give.
New research shows a rapid increase in the proportion of retirees expecting to outlive their savings, and those not yet retired are worried about markets and not saving enough.
The 2016 Investment Trends High Net Worth Investor Report analyses the use of financial advice and a surprisingly steady asset allocation despite changing market forces.
The increasing complexity of super would leave the fathers of Australia’s system wondering what has happened to their brainchild. Advisers and clients are struggling with the complexity before the looming deadlines.
Centrelink is facing a robo-debt backlash after using computers to check ATO records, replacing the usual human interaction. Likewise, roboadvice algorithms need to know more about the circumstances of clients.
To kick off 2017, the latest memo from Howard Marks titled ‘Expert Opinion’ explains how forecasting is more art than science, and we give too much weight to many expert opinions which are little more than a 50-50 guess.
Register now to receive your free copy of Cuffelinks Showcase for 2016 – available exclusively to subscribers. It includes the highlights from hundreds of articles written by leading market experts.
It will soon be the time of year when people turn their mind to some casual reading and enjoy a quiet moment. Tell us the best book you read in 2016. It could be an oldie or a newie, but let’s get a reading list going.
Given the proportion of people over 65 paying income tax has halved in the last 20 years, the structure of seniors tax may be next for reform. Should money be left inside or outside super for those who can access it?
The number one requirement for a successful startup is resilience in the face of adversity. What lessons can Australian innovators learn from early-stage Israeli ventures, and what are the chances of success?
Many people have been saying they will only focus on the superannuation changes once they are legislated. That has now happened, and 1 July 2017 will come quickly.
Highlights from Lanyon Asset Management, Cooper Investors, BlackRock Asset Management and Macquarie Investment Management.