APRA’s relaxation of lending standards welcomed

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s plan to relax the rules for home lending, with the removal of the serviceability interest rate floor, has been welcomed as a “sensible” move that will increase…

Investment ‘product of the decade’ worries regulators

As far as Robert Taylor is concerned, exchange traded funds are “the product of the decade”, and that worries him. Taylor chairs the committee on investment management at the International Organisation of…

People: NSX loses its CEO

Ann Bowering has resigned as chief executive of the National Stock Exchange (NSX) after three years. She has been with the NSX for 10 years and oversaw the restructure of the company.…

Negative gearing isn’t a rort – but something else is

Perhaps the most woefully misunderstood economic issue of the election campaign has been negative gearing. I’ve been baffled by the number of times I’ve read commentary by otherwise thoughtful people describing negative…

Going underweight US tech stocks

Global equity investor Hexavest has gone underweight the US market, including its large tech stocks, citing a number of indicators that point to a deteriorating macro environment. Hexavest is a contrarian investor…

Rush to super fund consolidation needs a rethink

With further consolidation in the superannuation industry a certainty, asset consultant Frontier Advisors has investigated whether there is evidence to back the arguments commonly used to support the push for fund mergers.…

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The latest Wealth Know How market commentary

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High-yield property trust underpinned by car sales

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Accountants lock in licensing solutions

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Placer Property not standing still …searches for assets

The specialist property fund manager Placer Property is not standing still. In the final stages of bedding down the Canberra-based NewActon East Property Fund and in the process of selling The Stables Shopping Centre in the Adelaide suburb of Golden Grove, the Melbourne-based fund manager is now casting its eye around for fresh investment opportunities.

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The Australian Hedge Fund Awards 2015 to acknowledge the brightest hedge funds

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