Government bonds deliver critical balance

24-Feb-2017

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

Government bonds deliver critical balance

24-Feb-2017

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

Profit up as Perpetual nurtures four funds

24-Feb-2017

Perpetual Limited has four new funds in the pipeline and more incubations are set to follow in 2017 as it posted strong results for the half year. In the six months to 31 December 2016, the fund manager recorded.. Read More

Gold gives assurance in volatile times

22-Feb-2017

Investors around the world were using gold as a form of “portfolio insurance” to shore up their holdings in the face of volatile markets and the uncertainty stemming from geopolitical developments, accord.. Read More

Fee changes will lead to better advice

21-Feb-2017

The transition towards fee-based remuneration structures in all parts of the advice industry would result in better outcomes as quality advisers were increasingly recognised and rewarded, according to investment mana.. Read More

Fiducian surges amid recruitment focus

21-Feb-2017

Listed financial services firm Fiducian Group has reported significant growth in the first half of the 2017 financial year as it looks to expand its distribution base through increasing adviser recruitment. The.. Read More

Short investor to shake up stock research

20-Feb-2017

A global research and investment firm specialising in exposing corporate misconduct is to set up in Australia after identifying a number of ASX listed companies that are making misleading statements on earnings poten.. Read More

Investors warned to assess risk ratios

20-Feb-2017

Wealth manager Crestone Investors is advising investors to focus on their portfolio exposures and to manage risk through diversification to overcome potential uncertainties in the market in 2017. Its ‘Risk.. Read More

Opinion – Retail appeal to marketplace loans

17-Feb-2017

Consumer credit is emerging as a possible asset class for retail investors, potentially providing the elusive combination of both higher returns and lower volatility. Large financial institutions have been inve.. Read More

Populist rise threatens global markets

16-Feb-2017

The rise of populist parties in several key developed markets could prompt further slowdowns in global growth as globalisation shifted into reverse, according to Standard Life Investments. Speaking at a media br.. Read More

CBA wealth delivers underwhelming result

16-Feb-2017

Declining insurance income and a rise in remediation costs contributed to a significant decline in profits for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s (CBA) wealth management arm in the first half of the 2017 fina.. Read More