Government bonds deliver critical balance

24-Feb-2017

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

Government bonds deliver critical balance

24-Feb-2017

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

Opinion – Smooth the path to social bonding

24-Feb-2017

There is no longer any question that social media can work for financial advisers. The key questions are how to overcome the challenges for its implementation and what strategies work best to optimise adviser reach a.. Read More

New hires to boost BlackRock, Moneysoft

24-Feb-2017

BlackRock Australia has bolstered its wealth distribution and research relationship teams with two appointments in a bid to enhance its service delivery for clients. Former Perpetual Investments state sales mana.. Read More

Sales surge offsets weaker Clearview claims

24-Feb-2017

Clearview has recorded a significant rise in profits for the half year to December 2016 despite an unexpected adverse claims experience in its life insurance division, with an expanding distribution footprint and sur.. Read More

Profit up as Perpetual nurtures four funds

24-Feb-2017

Perpetual Limited has four new funds in the pipeline and more incubations are set to follow in 2017 as it posted strong results for the half year. In the six months to 31 December 2016, the fund manager recorded.. Read More

Standards loom for premiums, claims times

24-Feb-2017

The Insurance in Superannuation Working Group is set to release a draft set of standards governing key aspects of group life insurance such as premium levels and claims processing times, and will seek ASIC approval f.. Read More

Mortgage Choice FUA, risk climb sharply

24-Feb-2017

Mortgage Choice has experienced a record-breaking first half, and closed in on its target to produce profits on a monthly basis in its financial planning business. In a teleconference yesterday, Mortgage Choice .. Read More

Remuneration laws miss broader issue

23-Feb-2017

Improving industry leadership, rather than changing remuneration arrangements, should be the central focus for legislators if they were to achieve genuine progress in reforming the life insurance sector, according to.. Read More

Kaplan tool eases digital fears

23-Feb-2017

Kaplan Professional has announced a new compliance solution for financial advisers to help them create and share digital content with confidence. The tool, Artemis, was produced in partnership with financial ser.. Read More

M&A activity builds advice tech potential

23-Feb-2017

Strong merger and acquisition activity in Australia’s advice software sector last year could prove to be a turning point for the market as more software providers looked to expand their footprint, according to .. Read More