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

Currency ETFs aim to strengthen hedge


BetaShares has launched two ETFs to offer advisers efficient hedges against currency exposure in their clients’ portfolios. The ETF provider said its new Strong Australian Dollar Fund (AUDS) and Strong US .. Read More

Opinion: Support, expansion to drive fintech


Last year was the year in which fintech entered the mainstream in Australia, becoming a major driver of activity in the start-up ecosystem and a political and business talking point. At Stone & Chalk, in our.. Read More

Investor education to spur active ETF growth


Raising the level of financial literacy and education among retail investors was necessary for the emerging class of exchange-traded managed funds (active ETFs) to grow and prosper in Australia, according to BetaShar.. Read More

Pinnacle makes play for Hunter Hall


Pinnacle Investment Management Group has made an acquisition bid for ethical funds management giant Hunter Hall International (HHL). If successful, Pinnacle will acquire all of the shares in Hunter Hall for $1.5.. Read More

Funds need to align risks to goals


The Productivity Commission’s framework for assessing the effectiveness of Australia’s super system failed to take into account the reality of investor behaviour, according to actuarial firm Milliman. .. Read More

AAT rules in favour of ex-Macquarie adviser


The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has upheld an appeal by former Macquarie Equities financial adviser Tony Davidof against an ASIC decision to ban him from providing financial services for three years. A.. Read More

Supervised Investments hires ex-Fidelity CEO


Supervised Investments Australia has appointed former Fidelity Investments boss Michael Ohlsson as its new chief executive. Ohlsson, who during a 25-year career has also held senior positions at international fi.. Read More

IMAP predicts managed account FUM surge


The Institute of Managed Account Professionals (IMAP) has predicted a significant increase in managed account assets to December 2016 as it announced the launch of its second census into the industry. The census.. Read More

SIResearch inks goals-based robo deal


Automated advice firm Ignition Wealth has partnered with research and consultancy firm SIResearch to offer a goals-based investment solution for its users. Under the partnership, SIResearch, formed in November l.. Read More

Keep clients focused on the long haul


Short-termism is dominating the mindset of many Australian investors, so the onus is on advisers to demonstrate their value by helping clients prepare for the long road ahead, according to Treysta Wealth Management. .. Read More