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The right words at the right time – reacting to client concerns

In unpredictable markets, emotions can run high, and good intentions mingled with bad communication can potentially damage adviser-client relationships.  We know that emotion drives investor behaviour, however this can be easily forgotten when we are under stress. When addressing clients in difficult times, Invesco Global Consulting’s research has found that the highest-performing financial professionals communicate…

Jacquelyn Mann | 4th Aug 2022 | More
Tailwind for private lending is just beginning: Pallas Capital

Australian CPI numbers were released this week showing a 6.1 per cent increase in consumer prices, the fastest pace in 30 years. A combination of higher petrol prices, as well as continued rising food, housing, and energy costs, remain the key drivers of the increase. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is tipped to raise…

Ishan Dan | 28th Jul 2022 | More
  • Taking back control?

    This analysis was undertaken in autumn 2021, long before Russia’s latest invasion of Ukraine.There remains an intense debate about the economic consequences of Russia’s military incursion. But there is surely no way to know how severe and long-lasting the constraints on global commodity supply will be and so no credible way to quantify the shock…

    JAMIE DANNHAUSER | 11th Jul 2022 | More
    The role of gold in portfolios as rates increase

    In one word yes. There has been no better time to buy Gold than now and that’s due to several reasons. Firstly, gold is trading at a discount to its all-time high of $2,788.77/oz, hit in March 2022 on the back of war in Ukraine and rising global inflation. At today’s prices Gold is trading…

    Ishan Dan | 16th Jun 2022 | More
  • Is this the beginning, rather than the end for the 40/60?

    2022 has been a torrid year for both bond and equity markets, but particularly those outside Australia. Following Friday’s weak close, the S&P500 is now down close to 19 per cent for the calendar year to date and the US government bond index is down around 13 per cent. As readers in the finance professional…

    Drew Meredith | 16th Jun 2022 | More
    ‘Era of structural inflation’ will require change of approach

    ‘An era of structural inflation is upon us” explained Con Michalakis, head of investments at Statewide Super, speaking at The Inside Network’s Equities and Growth Assets Symposium, held recently in Adelaide for the first time. Challenged with setting the scene for the full-day discussion on equity and growth allocations, Michalakis drew upon his extensive experience…

    Drew Meredith | 30th May 2022 | More
    Global funds drive capital flows in 2022

    It’s been two years since Covid-19 reared its ugly head, sweeping fear and panic across global markets and forcing central banks to release massive amounts of stimulus to safeguard against any further deterioration. We are only just starting to see some of the knock-on effects caused by the pandemic, such as inflation and supply-chain disruptions….

    Ishan Dan | 30th May 2022 | More
    On the move in wealth management – culture in focus

    As Anthony Albanese is sworn in as the new Prime Minister and the Labor Party takes power for the first time in close to a decade, there have been a lot of high profile moves in political circles. Josh Frydenberg and Tim Wilson were chief among them, perhaps that will join the wealth management industry…

    Ishan Dan | 23rd May 2022 | More
    Investing through inflation and growth uncertainty

    In their latest quarter fixed income outlook, titled ‘Investing Through Inflation and Growth Uncertainty’ global asset manager Neuberger Berman has flagged somewhat of a non-consensus view on the outlook for inflation, growth and fixed income assets. As the title suggests, the group is expecting the one-way street of falling bond yields to result in a…

    Staff Writer | 9th May 2022 | More
  • Don’t believe the inflation hype

    From the outset, it is important to highlight that I do not disagree that interest rates should be higher than the current ‘emergency’ settings by the Reserve Bank of Australia. Rather, in my view, much of the data suggests that interest rate hikes will do little to solve the inflation challenge facing not just Australia…

    Drew Meredith | 2nd May 2022 | More
    Analysts tip May rate rise as inflation soars to 21 year high

    Several economists are now expecting the central bank will raise interest rates next week given a jump in inflation to a 21-year high of 5.1%, which would be the first rise in interest rates during an election campaign since November 2007, and coming ahead of several forecast rate rises in the second half of 2022. …

    Nicki Bourlioufas | 28th Apr 2022 | More
    Is the next recession far away, or right around the corner?

    The latest US non-farm payrolls figure saw a rise of 431,000 jobs in March. Despite being a touch below expectations, the 1.7 million rise in jobs for the quarter was seen as a strong indication that the economy was doing well. “It was both positive and negative news,” Jim Caron, portfolio manager and chief fixed…

    Ishan Dan | 26th Apr 2022 | More
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