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

Ishara Rupasinghe, Executive Director

It wasn’t long ago you could salary sacrifice much larger amounts into super each year. But now, with the annual concessional contribution limit set...Read more

Understanding the impact of inflation on investments

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director, Wealth Advice

There has been significant media rhetoric surrounding the weakness in Australian inflation, and with it, some confusion as to the impact of inflation on...Read more

What the US yield curve inversion means for your investment portfolio

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Member

The US yield curve has received considerable focus in the last few weeks, with widespread commentary on its ‘inversion’. For investors, it...Read more

How Australia’s residential property downturn could impact your investments

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Member

As an Investment Committee, we continue to hold several concerns about the Australian economy; namely lack of wage growth, the high level of household...Read more

How US and Australian interest rates may impact investment markets in 2019

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Member

2019 has seen a relatively positive start for investors, particularly after the turmoil in global markets at the end of last year. However, two recent...Read more

Should you be investing in emerging markets?

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Member

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 Member

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 Member

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

Investing for retirement in today’s volatile environment

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Member

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

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

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Member

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

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