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Is a self-managed super fund right for all clients?

By Alan Hegerty, CEO, AMG Super The ever-increasing focus on the client’s best interest raises an important question: Is a self-managed super fund (SMSF) the right option for the client? According to the Australian Tax Office (ATO), nearly 600,000 SMSFs in Australia held $822 billion in assets as at June 2021. Which accounts

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Preparing for successful income investment

By Michael Watson, Senior Executive – Head of Distribution APAC, La Trobe Financial The last fifteen years have been incredibly difficult for investors.  Central banks across the world have reduced interest rates to record lows.  Here in Australia, this has meant interest rates barely above zero.  The past two full years affected by

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Benefits of holding gold in Australian dollars

By Jordan Eliseo, Manager Listed Products & Investment Research, The Perth Mint Gold prices have risen to more than USD 1,950 per troy ounce (oz) in early March as the conflict in Ukraine, heightened inflationary concerns, and slowing economic growth combine to reignite demand for the trusted safe haven. These events have seen

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Changes to Accredited Derivatives Adviser education rules

As a result of recent rule changes, Part 2.4 of the Securities Markets Rules, that deals with numerous requirements and processes for the accreditation and registration of market participants advising retail clients in relation to derivatives, has been repealed in its entirety. ASIC has explained that it considers the derivatives accreditation regime has

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