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Firstlinks Interview Series 2020

One of my favourite parts of editing Firstlinks is learning more about products and businesses in our Interview Series.

They are highly popular with our readers as they go beyond the marketing messages to identify investments or styles from leaders in the industry. We often allow the interviewee to mention their own products as readers need to know where to go to find out more. This year’s collection of 21 experts covers most asset types and is a window into how portfolios can become more diversified to manage risk.

From the start of Firstlinks (previously Cuffelinks) in 2012, we have focussed on the insights of market experts on investing, superannuation and many social and demographic issues. Our audience now totals about 80,000 Monthly Active Users making over two million pageviews a year. The first year of Morningstar ownership has provided additional resources and distribution reach. Our website includes a searchable archive of over 3,000 articles.

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