Opinion – Smooth seas never made a skilled sailor

22-Sep-2017

The low level of volatility in equity markets is being interpreted by some as a sign of investor complacency that will lead to eventual market collapse. Extended periods of low volatility are not abnormal and can per.. Read More

Opinion – Smooth seas never made a skilled sailor

22-Sep-2017

The low level of volatility in equity markets is being interpreted by some as a sign of investor complacency that will lead to eventual market collapse. Extended periods of low volatility are not abnormal and can per.. Read More

Opinion – Fundamental view means no need for ESG

15-Sep-2017

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors cover a wide range of issues which are becoming increasingly important to investors concerned with the behavior of companies and sustainability generally. They inclu.. Read More

Opinion – Opportunities for investors on New Silk Road

08-Sep-2017

If the President of the world’s most populous nation, with a large and fast growing economy, invites you to a huge economic growth party to reshape Asia that he will host and fund, and which he describes as &ld.. Read More

Opinion - Good design can make SMAs a winner

01-Sep-2017

There is no question financial advisers are increasingly turning to separately managed accounts (SMAs) as an investment vehicle of choice. As a specialist SMA provider, Ralton has been in the game for nearly a decade.. Read More

Opinion – Drown out the ‘noise’ with advice benefits

25-Aug-2017

We often hear, and quote ourselves, the statistic that only one in five Australians currently receive financial advice. It’s long been a statistic in the industry, and was more recently validated in Investment .. Read More

Opinion – Education, tech to future-proof advice

18-Aug-2017

The outlook for financial advice has never been better. I am confident about the future for such an important profession, which is reinforced by positive macro-economic trends. We know the need for advice has n.. Read More

Opinion – Smart beta not what it seems

11-Aug-2017

Promoted as a new way to diversify and reduce risk, smart beta aims to combine elements of passive index investing and active fund management to deliver the best of both worlds - transparency, broad diversification a.. Read More

Opinion - Emerging markets growth set to increase

04-Aug-2017

Emerging markets equities have risen nearly 17 per cent in US dollar terms this calendar year to May on stronger global growth prospects. Despite reiteration from the US Federal Reserve after its March interest.. Read More

Opinion – Community key to super engagement woes

28-Jul-2017

Understanding communities is essential to unpicking the engagement conundrum that has plagued the superannuation industry since inception. If the industry wants members and not just account holders, it’s essent.. Read More

Opinion – Floating rates offer fixed income complement

17-Jul-2017

In today’s world of very low interest rates, investors face a challenging trade-off in seeking decent income returns outside of the volatile equity market. While cash and deposit products offer relative securit.. Read More

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