Government bonds deliver critical balance


Investors should use bonds to diversify their portfolios for protection in times of uncertainty, and avoid the trap of critics who suggest they are unattractive because they produce small returns, according to Jamies.. Read More

IOOF flags possible dealer group acquisitions


Despite a decline in profits over the first half of the 2017 financial year, IOOF’s debt-free status meant it was actively considering acquiring more advice groups over the course of the year as other instituti.. Read More

Annuities sales boost Challenger results


Strong growth and momentum in annuities sales have contributed to a solid performance by Challenger in the first half of the 2017 financial year. The firm yesterday announced record annuities sales of $2.2 bill.. Read More

Trump growth policies will fall short


United States President Donald Trump’s plans to reignite the American economy were unlikely to succeed in the long term, with interest rate hikes and an increasingly strong US dollar expected to pull down growt.. Read More

ANZ appoints ex-RBA economist as CIO


ANZ has announced the appointment of former Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) head of economics Mark Rider as the chief investment officer of its wealth arm. Rider, who has been with ANZ since 2013, has taken on a.. Read More

Praemium growth continues as SMAs surge


Further strong growth in the separately managed account (SMA) market has driven an increase in revenue for managed account platform provider Praemium. The group announced its half-year results to December 2016 y.. Read More

Consistency key to long-short success


Adviser interest is rising in long-short funds but many sector managers are falling flat as unpredictable market conditions get the better of them, according to Channel Capital. Group head of distribution Andrew.. Read More

DomaCom makes commercial New York move


Fractional property investing firm DomaCom is continuing its push into new markets and asset classes with the announcement of the first US commercial property development for retail investors on its platform. Sp.. Read More

Market factors see ETF growth slow


The exchange traded fund (ETF) industry started the year slower than anticipated, experiencing a rare pause in its growth trajectory caused by movements in the market, a BetaShares report reveals. The Australian.. Read More

Global income ETFs avoid local market risks


Australian investors should diversify their portfolios by gaining exposure to global income-focused equities due to the high levels of concentration risk in the local market, according to a State Street Global Advise.. Read More

Floating-rate credit offers value


Floating-rate bonds currently presented the strongest opportunity for fixed income investors as they were relatively cheap to hold, offered solid returns and were not at risk from rising interest rates, according to .. Read More