Fixed income next smart beta frontier


The application of smart beta strategies to fixed income investing would be a key trend in Australia’s exchange-traded product industry in the coming years as the sector continued to mature, according to State .. Read More

netwealth leads platforms in innovation era


Netwealth had maintained the top spot in overall advice platform functionality as independent platform providers increasingly moved into an era of innovation, according to an Investment Trends report. The group&.. Read More

Self-regulation key for ASIC’s future


The corporate regulator was underfunded and overstretched, meaning the financial services industry must move towards self-regulation to ensure ASIC could strengthen its abilities in balancing risk and innovation, acc.. Read More

Industry responds to ethical demand


Adviser interest in ethically minded investments was rising in response to increasing demand from clients, according to BT Financial Group (BTFG). Speaking to financialobserver, BTFG head of customer governance .. Read More

Finance growth yet to translate in exports


Export growth in Australia’s financial services industry was sluggish compared to the sector’s contribution to the domestic economy, highlighting the importance of government action to bring the nation&rs.. Read More

Hub24 results signal growth, momentum


Ongoing investment in product and service innovation drove significant growth for independent investment platform Hub24 in the first half of the 2017 financial year. The platform posted a net profit after tax of.. Read More

New clients boost Bravura results


Financial software provider Bravura Solutions’ half-year results have exceeded forecasts made following its initial public offering in October last year, displaying significant revenue growth in the wealth mana.. Read More

Wealth increase brings maiden profit for YBR


Yellow Brick Road (YBR) has recorded a solid increase in profits in its wealth division over the first half of the 2017 financial year, with both investment and insurance inflows performing strongly. In the six .. Read More

Alternatives offer new opportunities


Retail investors were increasingly embracing the flexible opportunity set and potential for increased returns offered by alternative investments, according to Blue Sky Alternative Investments. Speaking to financ.. Read More

Active strategies set for a resurgence


Active managers with genuine market knowledge and expertise are on the cusp of a cyclical recovery that will put them back in the spotlight, according to Ariel Investments. Speaking at a media briefing in Sydney.. Read More

Wealth surge boosts Centrepoint profit


Independent financial services group Centrepoint has announced a strong rise in profits, driven by solid results in its wealth businesses. The group revealed a profit of $4.6 million for the half year to Decembe.. Read More