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

Income demand creates P2P opportunity


The hunt for steady yields meant more investors were turning their backs on traditional fixed income options such as term deposits (TD) and corporate bonds to seek real returns from alternative investment solutions, .. Read More

Infrastructure to benefit from growth bias


User-pays assets within the infrastructure sector stood to benefit from the positive global macroeconomic environment, with the world’s economy set to experience significant growth for the first time in years o.. Read More

Trump stimulus to spur US rate hikes


The United States Federal Reserve could raise interest rates as much as three times over the course of 2017 if President Donald Trump’s fiscal stimulus plan was implemented in an already booming US economy, acc.. Read More

Share rally sees global ETFs surge


International equities products dominated the Australian exchange-traded fund (ETF) market in 2016 as investors sought to profit from the United States market rally, according to Vanguard’s quarterly ETF report.. Read More

High demand drives new Infocus acquisition


Wealth management firm Infocus has acquired Queensland-based advice practice PWA Financial Services as part of its succession plan offering, which is designed to respond to adviser demands for exit strategy options. .. Read More

Small-cap IPOs stay on bullish trajectory


The outlook for small-cap initial public offerings (IPO) remained bullish with a rising number of IPOs and an increase in the total funds being raised, according to accounting and financial advice group HLB Mann Judd.. Read More

Hope driving post-Trump market rally


Continued upswings in the business cycle as well as broader optimistic sentiment were the cause of positive market performances since the election of United States President Donald Trump, according to UniSuper. .. Read More

Volatility drives long-short fund demand


Demand for long-short strategies had risen among financial advisers due to increased market volatility, according to multi-boutique funds management group Channel Capital. Channel Capital head of distribution An.. Read More

CI takes controlling stake in GSFM


Canadian funds management group CI Financial has purchased a majority stake in Grant Samuel Funds Management (GSFM), as the group looked to evolve its product suite on the back of increasing demand for new asset clas.. Read More

Peer pods to link next gen AFA advisers


The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has launched an Adviser Peer Pod initiative ahead of its annual Genxt Connect Tour for younger advisers, to allow new and aspiring practitioners to connect with industry pl.. Read More