Education standards could reduce specialists

29-Mar-2017|By Sarah Kendell

The incoming professional standards reforms for advisers were likely to lead to a lack of specialisation in the industry, with many planners having to put aside further qualifications in areas such as accounting, mortgage broking and estate plann.. Read More




Le Pen loss could boost European equities

28-Mar-2017

European equities were on course for a bull run in 2017 following the likely defeat of far-right French election candidate Marine Le Pen and the United Kingdom triggering Article 50 to leave the European Union, accor.. Read More

Demand high for direct managed fund access

28-Mar-2017

Self-directed investors were becoming frustrated with not being able to access managed funds directly and having to encounter unnecessary costs associated with platform fees or advice fees to access those investments.. Read More

Cyber breaches risk adviser reputations

28-Mar-2017

Advisers risked exposing themselves to reputational damage through breaches of client data as a result of cybercrime, which was often not covered under traditional business indemnity insurance, according to Aon. .. Read More

Reduced home bias among younger investors

28-Mar-2017

The popularity of high-growth international stocks was rising, with Australia’s gen X and gen Y investors showing less of a domestic home bias than their baby boomer counterparts, according to a new study by na.. Read More

Gloomier commodities forecast as China acts

27-Mar-2017

A leading economic expert on China has warned that the outlook for Australian resources companies in 2017 may darken as inflation declines in China while authorities relax restrictions on coal output, which may lead .. Read More

Super funds need to refocus on Gen X appeal

27-Mar-2017

Baby boomers will shrink as a percentage of the retail superannuation industry, presenting a challenge for super funds to appeal to younger generations, Tria Investment Partners says. The consultancy group&rsquo.. Read More

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