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What are the key takeaways from the banking Royal Commission?

Nerida Cole, Managing Director, Head of Advice

In November of 2017, the Government finally announced that a Royal Commission headed up by former High Court Judge, The Honourable Kenneth Hayne will...Read more

What the current state of Australia’s economy means for investing

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Chairman

This month’s release of Australian gross domestic product (GDP) and underlying economic data has been broadly presented by media commentators as...Read more

Is your investment portfolio ready for disruptive technologies?

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director, Family Wealth Management

Finding new ways of doing things that disrupt traditional business methods are at the heart of disruptive innovation – who knows what the phone market...Read more

Why investors should keep a firm eye on the US right now

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director, Family Wealth Management

In a significant move signalling the end of the huge post-crash stimulus program that the United States created nearly a decade ago, the US Federal Reserve...Read more

How global events could be impacting your investment portfolio

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director, Family Wealth Management

Some significant and, at times, unexpected global events have heightened geopolitical tensions over the past year. The fallout over Brexit continues, there...Read more

How Australian investors can also access alternative assets

Dixon Advisory

One of the greatest benefits of running your own self managed super fund (SMSF) is that you don’t have to have a one-size-fits-all investment strategy...Read more

What the recent rise in the Aussie dollar means for investing

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director, Family Wealth Management

Market attention in July and August was—unsurprisingly—focussed firmly on the path of the Australian dollar (AUD). After it broke free from its...Read more

Why super is still super – strategies for tax-effective investing

Ishara Rupasinghe, Director

We’re now over a month into the new financial year that has brought about some of the biggest changes to Australia’s super system in a decade....Read more

How Amazon's Australia launch could disrupt local retailers

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director, Family Wealth Management

Amazon's impending Aussie entrance is forecast to cost local retailers up to $12 billion – the amount analysts believe the mega online retailer...Read more

Tips for investing in a low interest rate world

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director, Family Wealth Management

As you get closer to retirement, the natural tendency is to allocate your investment portfolio to defensive assets to help preserve the capital you’ve...Read more

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