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What the regulators are watching with SMSFs and certain structures

The structure used by an SMSF can determine whether it complies with the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (SIS Act) and regulations. Take for instance SMSFs that invest on a co-operative basis in partnerships and joint ventures. Depending on the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Nearest: why inner-city industrial space is always in vogue

If you’re a celebrity in New York, an apartment in a Tribeca warehouse conversion is a prized accessory. Taylor Swift has a place there, as does Beyoncé. Read More  

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Why investors should get defensive ahead of August’s reporting season

We’ve had a strong start to the 2019 financial year in terms of price movement of the share market index. We’re back to near record levels for the ASX200 after an almost 25 per cent rating upwards from December lows. … Continue reading

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Total super balance and contributions

It’s nearly the end of the financial year and you’ll need to do some planning for next financial year if you’re thinking of making non-concessional super contributions or working out whether you will qualify for the co-contribution or spouse contribution … Continue reading

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What the Coalition’s election victory means for Australia’s economy

With the Coalition returning to government following Saturday’s Federal election, it’s likely to be business as usual for the Australian economy. Read More  

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Inflation undershoots in Australia

Surprisingly weak Australian inflation has led to expectations the Reserve Bank will soon cut rates. But what’s driving low inflation? Is it really that bad? Why not just lower the inflation target? Will rate cuts help?And what does it mean … Continue reading

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Australia continues to deliver for real estate investors

Despite mixed global economic signals, real estate remains a high-value investment for clients looking for defensive, income-generating assets. Additionally, global volatility means investors are focused on low-risk, stable, long-term returns, producing demand for this asset class. Read More  

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Disruption a key theme for real estate in 2019

Despite mixed global economic signals, real estate remains a high-value investment for clients looking for defensive, income-generating assets. Additionally, global volatility means investors are focused on low-risk, stable, long-term returns, producing demand for this asset class. Read More  

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Why the outlook for 2019 could be ok after all

Looking back at 2017, it seems that year was too good to be true. When we look at monthly returns including dividends, the US share market didn’t suffer one negative month. Read More  

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How much is really needed in retirement?

In the UK in 2014, The Independent Review of Retirement Income (IRRI) was commissioned to look at retirement incomes. Read More  

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