Intermediaries driving ETF evolution


The growing acceptance of exchange-traded funds (ETF) by intermediaries such as financial planners and stockbrokers was one of the key catalysts that would help spur the maturation of Australia’s ETF sector in .. Read More

Govt announces financial services tax changes


The federal government has announced a range of changes to financial services tax arrangements that it said would help to “mature the industry”. The changes were a response to industry concerns abo.. Read More

Renewable energy in DomaCom’s sights


Fractional investment platform DomaCom has set its sights on renewable energy investment by signalling its intention to crowdfund the purchase of a $4.3 million property in northern New South Wales, with investors ex.. Read More

Euro banks to boom in high-rate environment


European financial services stocks presented a strong opportunity for value-focused global equities investors given the reform of the regional economy in favour of well-capitalised and customer-centric banks, accordi.. Read More

Economic recovery boosting infrastructure


The current period of global economic recovery had placed infrastructure firmly on the agenda for several major economies, resulting in a significant opportunity for Australian infrastructure investors, according to .. Read More

Opinion – Floating rates offer fixed income complement


In today’s world of very low interest rates, investors face a challenging trade-off in seeking decent income returns outside of the volatile equity market. While cash and deposit products offer relative securit.. Read More

ETFs flourish in macro instability


Australian equities products have dominated inflows in the local exchange traded fund (ETF) market during the first half of 2017, with macroeconomic instability helping to nudge investors back towards their home mark.. Read More

Countplus launches Harvard scholarship


Countplus has announced the creation of a new educational scholarship to honour the group’s founder, Barry Lambert, saying it hoped it would help to build a culture within its advice firms that fostered organis.. Read More

Internal review leads to K2 fee cuts


K2 Asset Management has reduced the management and performance fees for three of its managed investment funds as a result of an internal review of the company. Speaking to financialobserver, K2 head of retail d.. Read More

AMP Capital makes infrastructure hires


AMP Capital has boosted two of its investment teams with the appointment of Stasha Prnjatovic as energy investment director within the infrastructure equity team in Sydney and Niamh McBreen as an investment director .. Read More

PPM adds SMAs to Powerwrap


Private Portfolio Managers (PPM) has made its separately managed accounts (SMA) available through Powerwrap in an effort to satisfy growing adviser demand for an SMA manager with a history of delivering client focuse.. Read More

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