Watch the performance of performance fees

Paying a high performance fee must be a good problem to have, as it must mean the fund manager has delivered outstanding performance, right? It’s not always the case, and it pays to know how the fee is calculated.

Inflation linked bonds

Do long dated inflation linked bonds help the investor in a rising interest rate environment? Elizabth Moran of FIIG Securities responds to our reader.

Bond investing as rates rise

Warren Bird argues it is fine to invest in bonds if rates are rising, if you restrict the term to less than five years and enjoy reinvesting at higher rates.

Why only four members in an SMSF?

My extended family has well in excess of four people in it and we currently have four separate SMSF’s which quadruples the costs and time involved in managing the funds. Why is there a limit on the number of fund members?

Do clients understand what advisers are saying?

Financial literacy levels in Australia and around the world are worryingly low, which impacts the way financial advice is received and understood. Is the message getting through, or should advisers give clients this simple test?

Fixed income investing when rates are rising

The topic of rising interest rates is heating up following recent increases in US long term bond yields. What does this mean for the value of your existing fixed income investments, and what are the bond alternatives?

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