Who would have thought Australia and indeed the world would experience such a drastic situation we all now find ourselves in with the onset of COVID-19? However, we believe that at any previous time it is now that our clients (and our fellow Australians in general) need professional, sound financial advice like never before.
We release a monthly economic update, a monthly topical article and a quarterly newsletter.
The monthly Economic Update takes a look at the latest issues affecting local and international markets.
The monthly topical article looks at different areas of financial advice and provides useful information, including any updates and changes within the financial services industry.
Our quarterly client newsletter keeps you up to date with the current hot topics in the world of financial planning and personal wealth management. Topics can include superannuation, investment, retirement, wealth protection through insurance, redundancy and estate planning.
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Market Wrap April 2020: Flight to safety globally escalated
Global shares fell -13.4% and -8.3% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Emerging markets were relative underperformers (down -10.9%) as they were caught up in a flight to liquidity (cash) by investors seeking safe-haven assets instead. An oil price war triggered by Saudi Arabia also impacted emerging markets with their greater dependence on energy and other commodity exports.
Market Wrap March 2020: Flight to safety globally
Global shares fell -8.5% and -4.9% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Emerging markets were relative outperformers (only down -1.6%) with COVID-19 (a.k.a. coronavirus) outbreaks outside of China and their economic impact a driving concern for global share markets.
Editorial March 2020 – Having enough in retirement
At some point you will retire. Many of us hope that is sooner, rather than later.
inTouch Q1 2020
If you have retired and think the days of reviewing your financial plans are over, think again. Now is the time to review your entire plan in-line with your new lifestyle and pay particular attention to any insurance cover in place.
Market Wrap February 2020: Investor sentiment was mixed
Global shares were down -0.4% and were up 4.3% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Emerging markets were relative underperformers (up 0.1%) driven by coronavirus concerns over the impact on China.
Editorial February 2020 – Forty and Fabulous
If you are in your 40s and feeling like your financial fitness could do with an overhaul, then make 2020 the year to do it!
Market Wrap January 2020: Risk assets rose
Global shares were up 2.3% and were down -0.9% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Emerging markets enjoyed strong relative performance (up 3.4%).
Editorial January 2020 – New Year, New Job – What’s your resolutions?
New year is a great time for making lifestyle changes, however, for resolutions affecting your financial health, there’s often no better time than when starting a new job.
Market Wrap December 2019: Risk assets rose
Global shares were up 3.2% and 4.7% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively.