ASIC sounds warning around high-yield bond scams

 

The corporate regulator has warned of a rise in scammers targeting Australian investors by pretending to be associated with well-known domestic and international financial service firms.

 


How to pass the diversification test

 

Diversification, spreading your money across a range of different assets rather than putting it all into one place, is one of the core principles of investment risk management. That's because investment returns from different assets are never consistent.

 


Rollout of Director ID Numbers (DIN) is ahead of schedule

 

Director identification numbers may be introduced sooner than expected for SMSFs with corporate trustees, with the government moving quickly with the rollout of systems and processes, according to a technical expert.

 


The perks of staying invested

 

In times of severe market disruption 'doing nothing' often feels unacceptable. Surely such market movements means you have to respond.

 



Early access boosted interest in advice

 

Public interest in financial advice rose significantly in 2020, with consumers focusing their online searches on super topics as the government launched its COVID-19 early access scheme, according to new data from fund manager Allan Gray.

 




Retirement the ‘number one trigger’ for financial advice

 

Approaching retirement still remains the top reason for seeking advice from a financial planner, with healthcare costs, outliving their savings and aged care costs some of the biggest concerns, according to a recent research paper.

 


Approaching the dawn

 

COVID-19 has completely, and mercilessly, dictated the direction of economies and financial markets through most of this year. So, as we rapidly approach the end of an extremely unpredictable and volatile year, what's in store for 2021?