Advice providers need to keep up with the shifting preferences of HNW investors

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Leading research firm Investment Trends has launched its flagship 2020 High Net Worth Investor Report, the largest annual study of Australia’s wealthiest investors (defined as those with over $1 million in investable assets outside their own home, business and non-SMSF super). Now in its thirteenth year, the Report shows that there are 485,000 HNW investors

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Platforms fast-track digitalisation of key processes to support financial advisers in a socially distanced world

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Leading research firm Investment Trends has launched its 2020 Platform Benchmarking & Competitive Analysis Report, an in-depth study of investment platforms used by Australia’s financial advisers and their clients. Digitalisation of key processes was a key focus area for platforms, according to the latest report now in its 17th year. The Report found that platforms

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Pandemic challenges planners to reassess delivery of risk advice: 2020 Planner Risk Report

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Investment Trends has released its 2020 Planner Risk Report, an in-depth survey of Australian financial planners who provide advice on life insurance. The pandemic has challenged financial planners to reassess their delivery of risk advice The latest research from Investment Trends reveals that the majority of financial planners (80%) made changes to their delivery of

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Demand for financial advice doubled in the last five years: Investment Trends 2020 Financial Advice Report

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Investment Trends has released its 2020 Financial Advice Report, an in-depth survey of the appetite and use of financial advice among Australians. Key highlights: The COVID-19 lockdown has spurred greater engagement between financial planners and their clients Demand for financial advice has doubled in the last five years Australians consider their super fund a viable

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Australians paying closer attention to super amidst the global pandemic: Report

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Investment Trends has released its 2020 Super Fund Member Sentiment and Communications Report, an in-depth look at the attitudes, needs and priorities of Australian super fund members. Key highlights: Australians are paying closer attention to their super amidst the global pandemic Education leads to greater member engagement and confidence ESSSuper and UniSuper stand out for

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Accountants want to expand their role in the SMSF space: 2020 SMSF Accountant Report

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Investment Trends has released its 2020 SMSF Accountant Report, an in-depth survey of Australian accountants in public practice who service the Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) sector. Key highlights: Accountants want to expand their role in the SMSF space There is a significant pool of potential SMSFs BGL leads satisfaction ratings Accountants want to expand their

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Small increases in super contributions has a significant impact on retirement peace of mind: Retirement Income Report

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Leading research firm Investment Trends has released its latest Retirement Income Report, an in-depth study of Australians’ attitudes towards retirement and post-retirement issues. The report, now in its tenth year, draws on the responses of 5,210 Australian adults. Key highlights Many Australians worry about their retirement prospects, but a small increase in super contributions has

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Platforms have improved to help advisers demonstrate value to clients: Platform Benchmarking and Competitive Analysis Report

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Leading researcher Investment Trends has released its 2019 Platform Benchmarking & Competitive Analysis Report, an in-depth study of the investment platforms used by Australia’s financial planners and their clients. Key highlights: Netwealth continues to lead the market for overall platform functionality, closely followed by HUB24 Macquarie Wrap’s Digital Portfolio Manager is helping advisers deliver affordable

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Investor sentiment remains grounded amidst rising markets: Investor Product Needs Report

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Leading research firm Investment Trends has released its latest Investor Product Needs Report, an in-depth study of Australians’ investing behaviour and their use of various investment products. The study, now in its fourteenth year, is based on a survey of 7,933 Australian investors: Investor sentiment remains grounded amidst rising markets As we enter a new

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Investment Trends 2018 Financial Advice Report

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Investment Trends has released its 2018 Financial Advice Report, an in-depth survey of the appetite and use of financial advice among Australian adults. The report, now in its eleventh year, draws on the responses of 7,639 Australian adults that was concluded in September 2018. This year’s study highlights a number of important trends: 1. The

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