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Investing in the current global economy

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Chairman

Collective global growth is generally in positive territory but with some interesting nuances. In our view, the recent economic data indicates that the...Read more

Why the US dollar is important to Australian investors

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Chairman

As Australians, we have a pervasive exposure to the US dollar in our daily lives. This comes about through a variety of mechanisms, chiefly because many of...Read more

Investing for retirement in today’s volatile environment

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Chairman

As the first quarter of 2018 draws to a close, we’ve witnessed increased global market volatility after the relative calm of recent months. This...Read more

How proposed dividend credit changes may impact your retirement

Nerida Cole, Managing Director, Head of Advice

Having worked through massive changes to the age pension rules in January 2017 and significant super reforms in June 2017, retirees are facing new worries...Read more

Investing in 2018 – key assets to consider beyond cash and shares

Rachael Eastman, Executive Director

Many investors are firm believers in holding on to traditional assets like stocks and bonds in their investment portfolio for the long haul. But, as times...Read more

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

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