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welcomes federal government’s retirement income review.

Investment returns have been good, but are likely to slow

The past 10 years have seen pretty good returns for well-diversified investors. But, while it sounds like a broken record, the decline in yields points to eventually more constrained returns ahead.

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study shows new parents feel highest level of financial stress before baby arrives.

The growing role of ESG in infrastructure

ESG factors are central to the sustainability of an asset, and are especially critical for assets owned by global listed infrastructure companies given their fixed nature, lengthy lives, and centrality to economic growth and the smooth running of society.

The green bond market: from inception to today

Green bonds have been in the marketplace for a little over a decade – a slither of time compared to bank lending or government bonds. But it is undoubtedly among the fastest growing of the fixed income instruments.

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SMSF strategies

30 years on, five charts show SMSF progress

On 1 July 1992, the Superannuation Guarantee created mandatory 3% contributions into super for employees. SMSFs were an after-thought but they are now the second-largest segment. How have they changed?

Investment strategies

Anton in 2006 v 2022, it's deja vu (all over again)

What was bothering markets in 2006? Try the end of cheap money, bond yields rising, high energy prices and record high commodity prices feeding inflation. Who says these are 'unprecedented' times? It's 2006 v 2022.

Taxation

Tips and traps: a final check for your tax return this year

The end of the 2022 financial year is fast approaching and there are choices available to ensure you pay the right amount of tax. Watch for some pandemic-related changes worth understanding.

Financial planning

Is it better to rent or own a home under the age pension?

With 62% of Australians aged 65 and over relying at least partially on the age pension, are they better off owning their home or renting? There is an extra pension asset allowance for those not owning a home.

Infrastructure

Listed infrastructure: finding a port in a storm of rising prices

Given the current environment it’s easy to wonder if there are any safe ports in the investment storm. Investments in infrastructure assets show their worth in such times.

Financial planning

Power of attorney: six things you need to know

Whether you are appointing an attorney or have been appointed as an attorney, the full extent of this legal framework should be understood as more people will need to act in this capacity in future.

Interest rates

Rising interest rates and the impact on banks

One of the major questions confronting investors is the portfolio weighting towards Australian banks in an environment of rising rates. Do the recent price falls represent value or are too many bad debts coming?

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