Christopher Page
Advice at claim time
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If the recent scandal at CommInsure has taught us anything, it's the value of having a financial adviser at claim time. That may not seem like the case at the moment given that advisers have become ... Read more

Francis Kinniry
Adviser's alpha
How do sophisticated advisers construct portfolios in Australia? Typically, they use some form of asset allocation process to determine the most suitable portfolio for their ... Read more

Michelle Baltazar
From grudge to nudge: a fresh approach to advice
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Words, not just actions, have the power to transform financial advice. This week I attended a roadshow hosted by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA). It was pretty full-on: one speaker ... Read more

Reece Birtles
Rethinking "safe" investments for retirees
Back in 2020, Martin Currie started to look at how the ageing population was changing the retirement environment in Australia, and how people moving into retirement were actually going to fund their ... Read more

Paul Barrett
From the ground up
Sitting in the living room of his house in North Curl Curl, Sydney, Paul Barrett had a plan to create one of the fastest-growing and most innovative independent dealer groups in Australia - the only ... Read more

Alex Burke
Searching for retirement income solutions
Greater scrutiny on retirement income was a cornerstone of the Financial System Inquiry, and the different theories about how to solve the issue have divided institutions, advisers and researchers. ... Read more

Darren Snyder
Life Company of the Year Awards
The Art Gallery of New South Wales was the scene of this year's gala dinner for the PFL/AFA PFL/AFA Life Company of the Year for 2015. Read more

John Dyall
Low yields change the fixed income game
Traditional fixed income used to be the most boring of asset classes. Sure, there were some funny concepts to get your head around - like the fact that capital values went down when interest rates ... Read more

Darren Stevens
The Australian wealth management industry - 2020 and beyond
In this paper we outline current global trends in wealth management platforms and identify key future social and technology trends that are going to radically transform the industry over the next ... Read more

netwealth Investments
Industrialising your investment philosophy - scaling your business with Managed Accounts
A Managed Account can solve a number of practice inefficiencies for those licensees that are willing to spend time working through compliance, structure and due-diligence processes. Read more

Actuaries Institute Australia
The challenge of longevity risk - making retirement income last a lifetime
This paper concentrates on longevity risk in the context of the retirement income system in Australia, the UK and the US. Read more

IOOF Technical Services
Government response to the Financial Systems Inquiry
On October 20, 2015, the Government's response to the Financial Systems Inquiry (FSI) was released by the Treasurer, Scott Morrison and Assistant Treasurer, Kelly O'Dwyer. The Government's response ... Read more
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