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George Lucas
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George Lucas is the founder and CEO of Raiz Invest Australia, an Australian first, mobile-led micro-investing platform. George is a financial services expert with extensive experience in investment banking and funds management.

War vs. COVID-19

The scale of the human, social and economic costs wrought by COVID-19 has prompted some politicians to compare it with war. Although this might create some good political spin, which is always attractive to politicians, it is not correct. The…

Tools to manage uncertainty

So, is the market volatility over? Unfortunately, when you invest into markets it is never over. The reason we invest is to give us the potential to earn more than can be earned from a bank account. With that in…

Regulation alone won’t solve finance industry woes

When the Interim Report of the Financial Services Royal Commission was handed down last Friday, the banks were publicly excoriated. In his executive summary, Justice Kenneth Hayne posed the question, “Why did it happen?”, and then gave the blunt reply…

How structured products have a role to play in a balanced portfolio

Structured products can play a significant role in an investment portfolio, and smart investors, and their advisors, often appreciate this. They can be used to either increase or decrease risk in a portfolio, adjusting a portfolio’s risk profile of a…