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What to expect when investing in this current world of market volatility

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Chairman

October was a volatile month in financial markets. US bond rates rose sharply, while world equity markets swung wildly and closed down sharply on the month...Read more

Positioning your investment portfolio in an unpredictable global market

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Chairman

There is a lot going on in global markets right now. Geopolitical tensions from trade wars and Brexit to the re-imposition of an embargo on Iran; and the...Read more

Should you be investing in emerging markets?

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Chairman

Rising US rates and tightening US dollar liquidity are causing stress in some emerging markets. This has been the main impetus behind a recent outflow of...Read more

Investing in infrastructure in the current environment

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Chairman

Rising US interest rates, as a result of better economic conditions and an uptick in inflation, are causing concern, chiefly for valuations in stocks...Read more

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

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