Skilled managers do exist

The key to good investing is knowing when the odds are in your favour, and equally important, knowing how to apply that edge. With experience, it should give the confidence to run more concentrated portfolios.

FOFA and ASIC’s five red flags

ASIC will be conducting both proactive and reactive surveillance activities, looking for licensees who fail to address FOFA issues. In particular, there are five ‘red flags’ relating to advice practices which ASIC has identified.

Income

Where to now for term deposit investors?

The cupboard is looking bare for the defensive allocation in a portfolio, with the real cash rate in Australia at zero. We look at the range of interest-producing investments available to generate better income.

Exciting times in superannuation research

The broad range of research areas and techniques used instill confidence that the academic researcher community will contribute significantly to improving superannuation choices and retirement outcomes in future.

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Airlines and indices

If you are not happy to own the entire business for a decade, you should not be comfortable owners of even one share for just a few minutes. Time is the friend of the extraordinary business but the enemy of the poor business.

diversification

Diversification works?

Nobody ever built a great business, or created a great nation, or amassed a great fortune, or became a great painter or musician or sportsperson or anything else, by diversifying. You need to specialise, concentrate and focus.

Implementation

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.

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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.

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