Trust board unanimous on Perpetual proposal


The Trust Company and its shareholders will vote on the revised Perpetual takeover proposal in November, but has recommended during the interim that shareholders reject the revised Equity Trustees offer by taking no .. Read More

High-grade bonds improve diversification


The inclusion of high-grade bonds in an investment portfolio could achieve better diversification and provide a truly defensive component for financial advisory clients, according to a global fund manager. Speak.. Read More

Australian equities a long-term bet


Despite short-term challenges driven by growth headwinds at the major banks, the Australian equity market was still fertile investment ground in the long term due to its high yields and exposure to growing markets in.. Read More

BetaShares unveils hybrid ETF


Exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider BetaShares has launched a new actively managed hybrid securities fund aimed at helping investors access a diversified portfolio of the securities while managing downside risk. .. Read More

Australians dipping into savings regularly


Despite setting aside money for longer-term financial goals, almost half of Australians were dipping into their savings regularly, according to new research from UBank. Statistics released by the bank revealed 4.. Read More

Opinion: Machine learning is the new oil


There is so much discussion about artificial intelligence (AI), or machine learning, that the general population would be excused for going a little glazed in the eyes at its mention. People can touch and feel a.. Read More

Downside risk key in current climate


Financial planners and their clients should be most worried about downside risk when constructing investment portfolios due to the high valuations currently inherent in share markets globally, an investment consultin.. Read More

Opinion - Look for quality in small EM players


The long-term secular drivers for the emerging market (EM) asset class remain firmly in place, notwithstanding any recent uptick in volatility. As the growth premium to developed markets will sustain, EMs are more li.. Read More

Estate review timely after marriage vote


Following the victory of the ‘yes’ campaign in the same sex marriage postal vote, advisers now needed to apply the same considerations to same sex clients as they would to any other clients planning to ge.. Read More

AtlasTrend taps into global themes


New investing platform AtlasTrend is looking to expand its selection of theme-based international equities portfolios to financial advisers following the success of the group’s soft launch to direct investors l.. Read More

ETP market set for merry finish


Australia's exchange-traded product (ETP) market was set to end the year with a projected $35 billion in assets under management as it continued its strong growth, according to asset manager VanEck. ETP assets i.. Read More

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