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What’s better than a unicorn?

The stellar run in the Nasdaq 100 index, which has seen it reach new all-time highs some 40 times already in 2020, shows no signs of slowing. With such strength and a willingness of investors to look beyond short-term losses,

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Interest free credit cards take on the BNPL

“If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em,” as Bugs Bunny would say. This is exactly what NAB and CBA have done to take on the Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) phenomenon. NAB was the first to launch its new StraightUp credit card, which

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JANA recruits from within for new insurance role

JANA Investment Advisers, Australia’s largest asset consulting firm, is expanding its insurance business, which until now has been most developed in the health insurance sector, with the creation of a new role as ‘head of insurance strategy’, to be filled

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Property never sleeps

Although the economic shutdown in Melbourne has put a dampener on property transactions, the world continues outside Victoria, with several major transactions as we pass through September. Specialist property fund manager Castlerock has added another key regional property to its

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Russell on tech stock slump

Financial advisers around the world are rightly concerned about the state of markets, with record-high prices for both equities and bonds. As previously reported, according to an Investment Trends survey of Australian investors, there has been a jump in the

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Super tax changes will cost retirees

The possibility for government to increase superannuation taxes in response to the ballooningbudget deficit caused by COVID-19 could severely hurt member balances at retirement, according to a research note by the global implementation specialist manager Parametric. Raewyn Williams, head of

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Webinars you don’t want to miss

With reporting season coming to an end, it’s time to hear from all the managers how they performance and the key themes that emerging from one the strangest months in recent memory. Insights into the future of investing What Japanification

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The failure of fancy strategies

While one can fret about the relative performance of equity and fixed income funds, the frustration with those that have underperformed is directed at their evident style bias.

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Get to know Adrian Frinsdorf from William Buck

Adrian Frinsdorf is a Director of Wealth Advisory at William Buck, a 30-year old multidisciplinary financial services group. Adrian has attained a Bachelor of Business at the University of South Australia along with a Diploma of Financial Planning at Deakin

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Property never sleeps

Although the economic shutdown in Melbourne has put a dampener on property transactions, the world continues outside Victoria,

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The failure of fancy strategies

While one can fret about the relative performance of equity and fixed income funds, the frustration with those that have underperformed is directed at their evident style bias.

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