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What SMSFs will look like in 2030

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 FEB 2020
A panel discussion at the SMSF Association Conference has sought to predict what the SMSF industry will look like in 10 years' time, with the issue of retirement front and centre. Rice Warner executive director Michael Rice, Challenger chair of retirement ...

Chief economist update: The virus, the trade deal and the AUD

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 17 FEB 2020
... fetching US$0.6718, down by 4.4% from US$0.7029 at the start of the 2020 - before coronavirus became a global concern. The A$ TWI has fallen by 3.2% over the same period. The A$ is again doing what it does best - shielding the Australian economy from ...

CalPERS investment lead targeted by Congressman

HARRISON WORLEY  |  FRIDAY, 14 FEB 2020
A US congressman has called for the chief investment officer of America's largest pension fund to be fired. In a series of tweets and interviews, Indiana Congressman Jim Banks has urged for the sacking of CalPERS chief investment officer Yu Ben Meng ...

Chief economist update: Coronavirus infects oil market

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 4 FEB 2020
It appears that no one and nothing is immune from the spread of the coronavirus. It's now turned the bull market in crude oil into a bear. Crude oil prices sank by more than 10% (the technical definition of a bear market) - WTI oil down 15.6%; Brent ...

Super fund grows US real estate assets

HARRISON WORLEY  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 JAN 2020
A public sector superannuation fund managing around $95 billion in retirement savings expanded its US property portfolio, adding residential and office tower complexes in Washington and Virginia. QSuper has closed two property deals in the US, acquiring ...

Index investment soars: Research

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 14 JAN 2020
New research from Rainmaker Information has revealed indexed investments in the Australian market grew by 22% in the year to September 2019, surging to more than $500 billion. Indexed investments grew by 22% over the period, twice as fast as active ...

Credit Suisse backs sustainability amid Federer furore

ALLY SELBY  |  MONDAY, 13 JAN 2020
Investment bank and financial services powerhouse Credit Suisse has backed sustainability as the dominant investment theme of the coming decade, despite ongoing uproar around its investment in fossil fuels. The prediction comes as Australia's bushfire ...

Who is really using the LISTO?

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 9 JAN 2020
Analysis from AMP has revealed who the biggest recipients of the low-income super tax offset (LISTO) are. AMP has looked at 174,000 customer's data over a four-year period and found a significant jump in the number of women receiving the low-income ...

Financial Standard Holiday Cooking Guide 2019

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 20 DEC 2019
Some of Australia's financial services industry leaders share their favourite recipes for the festive season - some naughty, some nice. If you're looking for something to do with your down time this holiday season, why not try out a recipe from ...

AXA acquires largest student housing portfolio

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 12 DEC 2019
AXA Investment Managers has acquired Australia's largest student accommodation portfolio, Urbanest, on behalf of its clients as part of its Australian Student Accommodation Program joint venture (ASAP JV). The Urbanest portfolio comprises over 6800 ...