Opinion – Budget 2017: bank shaming or politics as always?

19-May-2017

Political veteran Laurie Oakes remarked that the federal Government’s 2017 Budget was a clever political move that “stole the thunder” of Opposition Leader Bill Shorten by neutralising Labor on hear.. Read More

Opinion – Budget 2017: bank shaming or politics as always?

19-May-2017

Political veteran Laurie Oakes remarked that the federal Government’s 2017 Budget was a clever political move that “stole the thunder” of Opposition Leader Bill Shorten by neutralising Labor on hear.. Read More

Opinion - Euro shares in spotlight after Macron win

12-May-2017

The outcome of the French presidential election has proven to be a great relief to financial markets, with centrist and former economy minister Emanuel Macron having claimed victory against the National Front’s.. Read More

Opinion – Careful what you wish for on BOLRs

05-May-2017

Those old enough to remember will recall Paul Kelly’s lyrics sung in perfect harmony by Vika and Linda Bull, namely “be careful what you pray for, you might just get it”. The modern day applicat.. Read More

Opinion – Planning success about more than money

28-Apr-2017

As a trusted financial planner, it’s not always just about the money for your clients. Sometimes you may be dealing with simple, arms-length requirements, such as growing a client’s super fund to a c.. Read More

Opinion - Active approach key to ethical success

24-Apr-2017

As ethical investing has evolved over the past 20 years into the wider consideration of environment, social and governance (ESG) issues, so has the way professional investors approach and assess all the elements invo.. Read More

Opinion – Effective planning can boost sale results

10-Apr-2017

Effective transition planning continues to be a major area of weakness in the Australian marketplace. According to our latest stats, just 39 per cent of practices have a clearly documented succession or buy sell plan.. Read More

Opinion – Longevity the biggest risk of all

31-Mar-2017

A topic being debated in our office is the claim that the first person to live to 150 years of age has already been born. This ‘alternative fact’ is, of course, unprovable – scientific studies can e.. Read More

Opinion – Disrupt yourself to stay in front

24-Mar-2017

One of the most fashionable clichés at present is the word ‘disruption’. Make that ‘digital disruption’ and you are on to a winner if you are a public speaker. Corporates love the.. Read More

Opinion – Yield hunters set to come unstuck

17-Mar-2017

Chasing income usually entails more risk – both direct and indirect – than the client can understand and the adviser can explain, yet the last few years have been unusual in that these extra risks haven&r.. Read More

Opinion – Healthy returns in medical arena

10-Mar-2017

Spending on healthcare has risen sharply across the globe in recent decades, and further strong growth is widely expected. According to recent projections by the World Bank Group and the Institute for Health Me.. Read More