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Cuffelinks Showcase 2015

Welcome to the Cuffelinks Showcase 2015, a free ebook exclusively for subscribers.

Our team has scoured through the Cuffelinks archive of hundreds of articles published in 2015. What strikes me when I review the content is how
well most articles have stood the test of time, and the wide range of subjects covered. The Australian Investors Association calls Cuffelinks, “Australia’s
foremost independent financial newsletter for professionals and self-directed investors.”

We have selected the highlights based on originality, popularity and quality of insight. Apologies to any writer who missed out because there were many excellent articles to consider.

Since Cuffelinks started publishing in February 2013, over 250 market professionals have written for us. We have avoided product promotions and
jumping on the daily news bandwagon, and focussed instead on enduring stories that give investment insights and valuable opinions. Many of our articles discuss the challenges of saving for retirement, asset allocation and superannuation
policies. The need to educate and inform will intensify with the $2 trillion in superannuation heading for $9 trillion by 2040. We have explored at length the significant future stresses from an aging population, changing demographics and
tight budget constraints.

My thanks for being part of the Cuffelinks community, reaching around 14,000 subscribers to the weekly newsletter and 25,000 regular visitors to the website. We know from annual Reader Surveys that we have a highly engaged readership from diverse backgrounds.

Thanks also to our prestigious group of corporate sponsors, whose commitment to financial education and knowledge allows Cuffelinks to remain free for its readers while our range of services continues to expand.

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