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Why super and growth assets like shares have to be seen as long-term investments

As we’ve seen recently growth assets like shares have periods of bad short-term performance versus bonds & cash. But they provide superior long-term returns which is essential to grow retirement savings. It makes sense for superannuation to have a high … Continue reading

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Information overload: an update and insight on the Coronavirus epidemic

Epidemics can rattle markets, and as fund managers we need to know what is worth reacting to and what is a product of the 24-hour news cycle. Here, we share some learnings, as the World Health Organisation (WHO) continues to … Continue reading

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The China Coronavirus outbreak – economic and investment market implications

The last few weeks have seen escalating concern that a new coronavirus (called 2019 novel coronavirus or nCoV) originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei province will become a global pandemic. Concern has been heightened after the World … Continue reading

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Five key themes to watch out for in 2020

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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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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