Implementation is a hot issue

Implementation is filling minds and devouring resources across the wealth industry. We have so much to implement, in so little time and without a full picture of the regulatory framework that nervousness pervades our lives.

commercial property

Investing in commercial property

There are excellent investment opportunities in the smaller end of the commercial property market, but it is different from residential and comes with additional risks.

Once in a lifetime returns from US shares

Not only has the US market returned 39% in Australian dollars over the past 9 months, volatility has not been lower since the mid-2000s. It has been the best run of consistent, high returns in my lifetime.


Investing against the herd: resisting emotion

Investors who follow the herd invariably end up buying near the tops when everybody else is buying and selling near the bottom. Investors need to resist the temptation to get caught up in the hype of the daily news and noise.

Greg Perry interview from 2002

Greg Perry and Peter Morgan surprised many people in funds management this week with comments attributed to them in the AFR. Here’s what Greg said in an interview in 2002.


Education not just legislation

Australians should be creating a comprehensive financial plan to live within their means. It may turn out badly unless we teach skills at an early age and incorporate financial planning into our education system.

From The Economist: The rise of smart beta

Both The Economist and The Financial Times have recently run articles on ‘smart beta’, suggesting it is time for all pension trustees to consider the merits of this alternative to traditional indexing and active funds.

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