According to Christopher Burton and Andrew Karsh commodities offer significant diversification opportunities which may reduce overall portfolio risk and improve returns. Commodities pay no interest and offer investors no share of any future profits ... Read more
MATT CHRISTENSEN | SATURDAY, 10 JAN 2009
Matt Christensen is Executive Director of Eurosif which is the premier European think tank and industry association for sustainable investment. Eurosif defines Sustainable Investment as an investment philosophy that combines investors' financial objectives ... Read more
DYLAN GREENWAY | SATURDAY, 10 JAN 2009
Dylan Greenway provides a brief introduction to agricultural schemes which have recently had such bad press. Greenway argues that agricultural schemes which typically last from 6 to 25 years have low or negative correlation to traditional investments. ... Read more
Ethics & Governance
DAVID ANDERSON | SATURDAY, 10 JAN 2009
Even in these difficult economic times employers are saying that it can be hard work finding quality employees. This important Mercer research presented to us by David Anderson in his paper compares what employers think employees believe is important ... Read more
Communications & Marketing
SAM AYLETT | SATURDAY, 10 JAN 2009
Sam Aylett tells us how to market smarter not harder and proactively not reactively. He details how the AXA Financial Advising Network has developed tools to help their advisers. AXA based advisers are able to develop a "Real Business Plan" ... Read more
Applied Financial Planning
DEBORAH WIXTED | SATURDAY, 10 JAN 2009
This paper considers some of the key issues financial planners should evaluate if they wish to go about incorporating advice on aged care needs into their financial planning business. Aged care is more than just hostels and nursing homes; it also includes ... Read more
HUGH BANNISTER | SATURDAY, 10 JAN 2009
Hugh Bannister of Optimo Financial has spent most of his working life building computer software modelling tools for the energy and finance leasing industries. Through the years Bannister has also received personal financial advice that has not served ... Read more
ALEX WERNBACHER | SATURDAY, 10 JAN 2009
Alex Denham is a well known technical analyst at Challenger. This paper describes what options small fund trustees have when the complying pension they have been paying is not able to get actuarial sign-off as being financially viable. She particularly ... Read more
Helen Mentiplay and Peter Riddell are lawyers at TurksLegal. In this paper they explore the implications on income protection policies of a 2008 NSW Supreme Court case (Carolyn Philips (née Durrand) v Tower Australia Ltd). The case involved an ... Read more
ROSS HIGGINS | SATURDAY, 10 JAN 2009
When Ross Higgins joined Austock, he was asked to develop a new type of Insurance Bond. As Ross points out the Insurance Bond market has been moribund for many years because, "the Life Industry failed to move insurance bonds with the times by introducing ... Read more
Super Consumers Australia believes we should look to the UK for inspiration when it comes to providing access to conflict-free financial advice, saying lessons of the Royal Commission have been forgotten and "a chorus of self-interest has emerged".
CountPlus has acquired a 32.75% interest in financial advice practice WSC Group.
BT's 25-year-old Wrap has seen its last June 30, with its user interface no longer available and all clients moved across to Panorama.
The financial services company has acquired a 35% equity interest in financial planning practice McGregor Wealth Management (MWM).
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The advice industry is poised to turn the corner in 2022. Leading a major association and his own practice, Perera Crowther Financial Services founder Sam Perera is confident advisers will finally have their watershed moment. Karren Vergara writes.
We've seen FORO - the Fear of Running Out - raise its head in the past couple of years, especially during COVID-19. FORO is a very real issue in retirement ...
One of the critical steps in purchasing a company that holds an AFSL or ACL is ensuring that the licence does what you need it to do and carries no major ...
Lifespan Financial Planning chief executive Eugene Ardino pens an open letter to Anthony Albanese and Scott Morrison on behalf of the financial advice ...
Right now, we are on the cusp of a once in a generation adjustment as the world moves from low inflation and low interest rates to high inflation and ...