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Edition 112

  • 5 June 2015

We've hit one million pageviews, thanks to you. Plus what's happening with super, challenges for hedge funds, EOFY tax loss selling, and insights into how financial advisers are adapting to current market conditions.

Where to for super? David Murray at the Retirement Incomes Forum

The Sustainable Retirement Incomes Forum produced much lively debate and a focus on superannuation providing income in retirement and not wealth accumulation. It highlighted elements of both unity and friction.

Survey of attitudes to taxing pension earnings

A survey of high net worth people - those who would be adversely affected by a tax on super earnings in pension phase - showed many were willing to accept such a policy, but not without a healthy level of qualification.

The long and short of hedge funds, Part 2

Part 2 focusses on the criticisms that are often levelled at hedge funds and how to manage these disadvantages to your level of tolerance. The challenge for the hedge fund industry is to deliver more retail-targetted products.

Allocating investments in the year ahead

At the Morningstar Investment Conference 2015, delegates were polled prior to each session. The results provide a valuable insight into how financial advisers and professionals currently view opportunities in the market.

Making the most of tax loss selling

As we approach the end of the financial year, don't put off selling the chronic under-performers that are weighing you and your investment portfolio down. Especially if you need an offset to some taxable capital gains.

Superannuation has become a political football

Superannuation has become a political football. In this three-minute video, Assistant Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, tells Parliament of the differences between the two major parties on super stability.

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Too many retirees miss out on this valuable super fund benefit

With 700 Australians retiring every day, retirement income solutions are more important than ever. Why do millions of retirees eligible for a more tax-efficient pension account hold money in accumulation?

Is the fossil fuel narrative simply too convenient?

A fund manager argues it is immoral to deny poor countries access to relatively cheap energy from fossil fuels. Wealthy countries must recognise the transition is a multi-decade challenge and continue to invest.

Reece Birtles on selecting stocks for income in retirement

Equity investing comes with volatility that makes many retirees uncomfortable. A focus on income which is less volatile than share prices, and quality companies delivering robust earnings, offers more reassurance.

Welcome to Firstlinks Election Edition 458

At around 10.30pm on Saturday night, Scott Morrison called Anthony Albanese to concede defeat in the 2022 election. As voting continued the next day, it became likely that Labor would reach the magic number of 76 seats to form a majority government.   

  • 19 May 2022

Keep mandatory super pension drawdowns halved

The Transfer Balance Cap limits the tax concessions available in super pension funds, removing the need for large, compulsory drawdowns. Plus there are no requirements to draw money out of an accumulation fund.

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.

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