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Award winning financial planning practice joins Fitzpatricks

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Hobart-based Main Street Financial Solutions will join Fitzpatricks Private Wealth following an extensive search and due diligence process. Main Street principals Charles Badenach and Rebecca Fergusson founded their boutique professional practice on the core value of delivering professional, non-aligned, holistic financial advice to clients. Hailed independently as part of the new breed of professional financial […]

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Redpoint awarded global equities mandate from MLC

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Redpoint Investment Management (Redpoint) has been awarded a significant global equities index mandate from one of Australia’s largest wealth managers, MLC Investments (MLC). Redpoint will manage the global shares strategy within the popular, lower cost MLC Index Plus portfolios and will also manage a currency overlay strategy as part of the overall mandate. Redpoint CEO […]

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Families can still take advantage of aged care rule changes

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Significant changes to the rules for aged care means-testing last year has major implications for those in aged care who still own their family home. For advisers, a thorough understanding of the new situation is essential for providing advice and outcomes for their clients. However, according to Neil Rogan, General Manager of Centuria Life, one […]

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Mindfulness – not multitasking – for improved performance & productivity

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President and Founder of US Based i-Impact Group Mr. Claudio O. Pannunzio says readers of this article have only three minutes to read it…that is before the sound of incoming email, the ringtone of the mobile phone, a LinkedIn alert or an associate wanting to talk will distract them. “Your attention will almost inevitably be […]

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Is Australasia at risk of missing out on booming FinTech growth?

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Afiniation set to play a key role supporting the sector The Australasian economy is set to miss out on the benefits of the booming FinTech sector if greater ties are not created between investors and start-ups. Financial services technology is growing rapidly with global FinTech financing activity predicted to more than double to $US6-8 billion […]

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Overall investment outlook positive despite negative news from Greece

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While investors can see little joy in equities, fixed interest or residential property at the moment, the outlook isn’t all bad, says David Bryant, chief investment officer at Australian Unity Investments. “There seems to be a lot of ‘doom and gloom’ news about markets and economies primarily because of the ongoing saga in the Eurozone, […]

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Australian wealth hits high with property splurge

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Property downturn will hit hard when it comes: experts Australians’ love affair with property and flirtation with shares pushed up their wealth to fresh record highs in the March quarter of 2015 to over $8 trillion. FinaMetrica risk experts Paul Resnik and Peter Worcester warn that such a huge allocation to property exposes households to […]

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UKTI Australia to send 10 Australian fintech companies to London in September

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UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Australia has announced the names of 10 successful Australian fintech companies who will take part in a delegation to London this September, to coincide with London Fintech Week. The successful companies will receive airfares courtesy of British Airways, a heavily reduced entry fee to London Fintech Week and the opportunity […]

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New business development manager for Rubik

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Financial services software company Rubik has appointed Marc Hraiki as general manager – sales and relationship, following a period of growth for the business. At Rubik, Mr Hraiki will be responsible for directing the sales team, driving new business relationships with institutional and dealer group clients, as well as overseeing client retention and business growth. […]

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While hiring remains steady, gap widens between sectors

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Job opportunities in financial and professional services are supporting employer optimism into the new financial year, while hiring in the resources sector continues to decline, the Q3 2015 Hudson Report: Employment Trends [1] has revealed. The survey of more than 3,500 employers nationally found that net hiring intentions fell by 2 percentage points (pp) since […]

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