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China charting the course to carbon neutrality

China is far and away the world’s largest carbon dioxide emitter, accounting for close to 30% of global carbon emissions, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) – double the 15% for the US and 9% for the European Union. Robeco’s Jie Lu has released a detailed research report which takes a thorough look at…

Ishan Dan | 13th Jan 2022 | More
Legal practice popular with advisers acquired

Dwindling financial adviser numbers have dropped below the 20,000 mark, hitting a five-year low.  And although it’s been a difficult few year for some wealth managers, others have evolved during the pandemic, finding themselves head and shoulders above the rest. Sequoia Financial Group (ASX: SEQ) is one of these, having recently acquired Topdocs Legal, a…

Ishan Dan | 13th Jan 2022 | More
  • Douglass sticks to his guns after horror 2021

    After a hellish close to 2021 that saw the departure of one of Magellan’s largest institutional clients, the pressure will be on for Hamish Douglass to do what he says he won’t: prioritise the short-term. The closing months of 2021 were likely the harshest of Douglass’ public career. Criticisms of Magellan’s underperformance since the 2020…

    Lachlan Maddock | 13th Jan 2022 | More
    Is Bitcoin’s correction a precursor for the market?

    One of the most powerful, and potentially long-standing, impacts of the pandemic was the so-called democratisation of investing. With over a billion people stuck at home, many of whom were in secure work, or alternatively the beneficiaries of the largest stimulus package in history, a large portion turned to investing to fill the time. At…

    Drew Meredith | 13th Jan 2022 | More
  • Bell launches sustainable equity strategy

    Melbourne-based global equity manager, Bell Asset Management, best known for its small and mid-cap equity strategies, has a launched a new ‘sustainable’ equity strategy. The Bell Global Sustainable Fund will add to the firm’s growing suite of products and offer another option for diversification, as a number of leading equity managers continue to underperform. With…

    Staff Writer | 13th Dec 2021 | More
    Mental health: enough awareness; action needed

    Thanks in part to the pandemic, employers now have sufficient awareness of mental health problems in the workforce, their human and economic costs. Now is the time for programs to solve them. A multi-country, multi-industry webinar last week (December 9) looked at how employers should learn from the impact of Covid-19 and put in place…

    Greg Bright | 13th Dec 2021 | More
    Labor to scrap FASEA education requirement

    “An Albanese Labor government will properly recognise your experience,” were the words of Labor spokesman Stephen Jones this week when presenting at the Independently Owned Financial Advisers in Australia (AIOFP) conference. The AIOFP has been among the staunchest critics of the massive increase in compliance and regulatory requirements being placed onto the sector, so it…

    Drew Meredith | 9th Dec 2021 | More
    ASIC launches financial advice hub

    These days, becoming a financial adviser is no easy feat. Following the banking and financial services Royal Commission, the bar was raised, with higher education and professional standards put in place to lift the education, training and ethical standards of financial advisers. Financial advisers must be licensed (hold an AFSL) and new advisers must have…

    Ishan Dan | 9th Dec 2021 | More
    Eleece Quilliam discusses the power of communication

    If the financial advice industry needed a passionate advocate, it only has to call on Eleece Quilliam. The National Manager of Invesco Consulting in Australia is impressively adamant in her belief in the importance of advice. “I love working with advisers, because I genuinely believe that what they do is up there with the likes…

    James Dunn | 6th Dec 2021 | More
  • Sustainable investing: investors views following COP26
    The Inside Adviser | 3rd Dec 2021 | More
    Western Asset: Global Outlook
    The Inside Adviser | 30th Nov 2021 | More
    Investing for a Carbon-Free World: What Investors Want

    The survey of more than 6000 individual investors (investors) across ten markets (UK, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, US, and Canada) found that investors are ready to support the drive to net zero, with half stating that asset managers should use their influence as shareholders of carbon-heavy companies to help facilitate the reduction in carbon emissions.

    The Inside Adviser | 18th Oct 2021 | More