Paying just 1% more in fees could slash your investment by 26%

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New research from digital wealth provider InvestSMART is putting the spotlight on the devastating effect high fees and costs can have on investor nest eggs. Data modelling in InvestSMART’s new paper, How fees can destroy your wealth, shows someone who had invested $100,000 in Australian shares over the 30 years to June 2018 at a fee […]

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In divorce or separation…the financial adviser should be the 2nd call made

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Regrettably, for all their best intentions, a great number of marriages and relationships end in divorce or separation and the ramifications on personal finances are often immense said Cardena Private Wealth (Cardena) Director Iain Reid. It was for this reason that the boutique wealth management and advisory firm recently released a white paper ‘Dealing with the […]

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The advice business of the future: scale, through collectives

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Running an advice business will become increasingly challenging in the future, unless they can gain the necessary advantages of scale, while avoiding the issues identified by the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, according to a new whitepaper from Fortnum Private Wealth. According to the Fortnum whitepaper, The Advice […]

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Small changes can deliver big budget savings and better outcomes for those on social security

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Moderate changes to Australia’s social support programs could deliver better outcomes for those receiving assistance and result in billions of dollars in budget savings, according to a paper published by actuary Hugh Miller. For each vulnerable individual, social service spending across welfare, housing, health care, justice and child protection can easily amount to $500,000 to […]

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Managed accounts market to almost double in two years – technology to drive innovation

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The managed accounts segment is on the cusp of a revolution in managed portfolio design and functionality, says leading wealth management platform HUB24 (ASX: HUB). The $60 billion already invested in managed accounts is forecast to grow at 40% a year for at least the next two years, taking the managed account industry to more […]

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One in two employees want financial wellbeing assistance from employers

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One in two (58 percent) employees state they want their employers to provide financial wellbeing tools, but only 14 percent of employers currently provide them, according to Map My Plan, a fintech firm which improves the financial fitness of Australians. In its Financial Stress in the Australian Workplace (the Insight Paper), released yesterday, Map My Plan revealed […]

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Australian Private Debt – Accessing the Growing Opportunity

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“Institutional investor appetite for alternative defensive allocations continues to grow” according to Revolution Asset Management’s CIO and veteran investment manager, Bob Sahota. In what is perceived as a late market cycle environment via record ‘covenant-lite’ and unsecured debt issuance in the US and Europe, senior secured private debt in Australia and New Zealand continues to […]

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FPA encourages financial planners to explore fintech solutions that improve client engagement, drive cost reduction and boost operational efficiency

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A new white paper from the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), entitled Mapping Fintech to the Financial Planning Process: Why Fintech is not a Threat, proposes that through the appropriate adoption of fintech, financial planners can achieve greater revenue generation, reduce client costs, and serve more clients with differing levels of advice needs and […]

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Vanguard framework takes the emotion out of the active-index choice

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Investors deciding how to allocate their portfolios across actively managed and index investments should follow clear process to avoid arbitrary decision-making, according to a new white paper from Vanguard Australia. The newly published white paper, Making the implicit explicit: A framework for the active-passive decision, outlines a clear process that investors and advisers can follow when […]

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ANZ Wealth white paper advocates change for sustainable insurance industry

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ANZ Wealth yesterday released Life insurance: the case for change, a white paper analysing challenges shaping the life insurance sector, including shifting consumer expectations, increased scrutiny and regulation, pricing pressure and high-tech disruptors. ANZ Wealth Head of Life Insurance, Gerard Kerr said: “The white paper examines how we can build a sustainable industry that protects […]

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