Lonsec releases 2010 Australian and Global Long/Short Sector Reviews

Lonsec has released its 2010 Sector Reviews covering Australian and global long/short funds. Twelve Australian equity long/short funds were reviewed, with three attaining Lonsec’s highest rating of “Highly Recommended” – the Aviva Investors High Growth Shares Trust, Aviva Investors Long Short Equity Fund and the ING Extended Alpha Australian Share Fund. Of the global long/short […]

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Economic Value Added

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At the heart of successful investing is the question of the valuation of assets. It is often possible to make money from low quality assets if they can be bought cheaply enough, and to lose money on good quality assets if the price paid is too high, but identifying the correct price in advance is […]

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Asgard – making a difference for advisers at tax time

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 As financial advisers embark on a new financial year, Asgard has launched a new online process for managing clients’ personal tax deductions in super. This makes Asgard one of the first platforms to make the entire process available online. General Manager of BT Financial Group’s Platforms business, John Shuttleworth, said the business was committed to […]

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Sharia compliant finance

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Several actions by the Government recently have revealed an intention to facilitate the expansion of the opportunities for Islamic finance in Australia. On 15 January the Johnson Report (“Australia as a Financial Centre”) was released, and it included recommendations concerning the specific steps that need to be taken to enable Islamic finance in Australia. On […]

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