Triple A launches cryptocurrency fund


A hedge fund industry veteran has partnered with ANZ’s former head of global markets to launch Australia’s first cryptocurrency-focused managed fund, which will give sophisticated investors exposure to em.. Read More

More millennials turning to advisers


A majority of millennials were now seeking advice to deal with financial issues, although many consumers still believed financial advice was reserved for those with immense wealth or complex financial circumstances, .. Read More

BT platforms add Cooper Investors


Global equities specialist fund manager Cooper Investors has had two of its offerings included on BT Financial Group’s investment platforms. The Cooper Investors Global Equities Fund (Hedged) and Cooper In.. Read More

Household debt a GDP drag


Australian households would remain constrained by low income growth, which would be a drag on gross domestic product (GDP) and lead to low levels of confidence, according to fund manager BlackRock. Addressing th.. Read More

Zagga launches P2P fund


Lending platform Zagga has launched a new fund with the aim of broadening investor access to the peer-to-peer market, which is proving popular with high net worth investors due to its strong yields, low risk and medi.. Read More

AZ NGA buys AFA Practice of the Year


AZ Next Generation Advisory (AZ NGA) has purchased last year’s Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) Practice of the Year in what the group said would be its penultimate acquisition for 2017. In a statem.. Read More

Insto involvement could boost literacy


United States investment manager Ariel Investments and financial communications firm Honner have called for more involvement from major financial institutions when it comes to educating school-aged children about inv.. Read More

Thematic, active ETFs to drive growth


Thematic investing and actively managed products would be two key trends driving the continued growth of the exchange-traded fund (ETF) market in the coming year, according to two leading ETF issuers. Speaking t.. Read More

ANZ sale reveals bancassurance shift


The recent acquisition of a portion of ANZ’s financial planning and superannuation activities by IOOF represented a shift towards a “new generation” of the bancassurance model the major banks had be.. Read More

Advisers can lift next-gen financial literacy


Advisers should consider taking more proactive steps to ensure their clients’ children were adopting positive financial habits, given the shift toward digital currency was likely to lead to lower levels of fina.. Read More

Emerging markets set for strong performance


Emerging markets were likely to perform strongly again in 2018, buoyed by continued economic growth in the US and reformist policy responses in key markets within the emerging market bloc, according to Lazard Asset M.. Read More

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