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APRA releases final BASEL III liquidity reforms

* A big moment for anyone involved in managing the liquidity of Australian banks. APRA has released its final position on implementation of the main elements of the Basel III liquidity reforms for ADIs.

Highlights of Cuffelinks 2013

In our final edition for 2013, we take a look at our most popular articles among the 400 posts to our website since we commenced on 8 February 2013. Some of these articles have received 10,000 pageviews. Or check our Content Lists or search for other articles. Happy Christmas reading!

A sustainable economy: it’s about making money, stupid

For decades, 'sustainability' was not about making money or economic success, it was more about 'the right thing to do'. But we are at the limit of earth's resources, and change is no longer an option.

Advantages of splitting superannuation contributions

Contribution splitting allows a super member to split up to 85% of concessional contributions received in a financial year with their spouse, and there are times when this is a good strategy.

When does an SMSF qualify as a ‘wholesale’ investor?

Qualifying as a 'wholesale' investor opens many investment opportunities not available to most retail investors, but the interpretation of the rules is inconsistent across the industry.

The Australian-based gas exporters

The current crop of LNG projects represents a combined $188 billion in investment, but Japanese buyers are looking at other sources. What they find may have a significant impact on returns for Australian investors.

How does a retail investor access stocks before listing?

A reader wants to know how to access company floats before their listing on the ASX. Roger Montgomery explains it's probably a closed shop, but you can often wait until the market becomes bored and buy better.

More questions on QE

With the 'tapering' finally announced last night, it's as important as ever to understand what's happening. So when Rick Cosier asked some of the questions many would like answered, Warren Bird obliged.

Financial System Inquiry

* The final Terms of Reference of the Financial System Inquiry, plus members of the Panel, have been announced. It will be a busy 2014.

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Most investors are wrong on dividend yield as income

The current yield on a share or trust is simply the latest dividend divided by the current share price, an abstract number at a point in time. What really matters is the income delivered in the long run.

My 10 biggest investment management lessons

A Chris Cuffe classic article that never ages. Every experienced investor develops a set of beliefs about how markets operate.

Lessons from the Future Fund for retail investors

The Annual Report from Australia's sovereign wealth fund reveals new ways it is investing in fixed income and alternatives. The Fund considers its portfolio as one overall risk position with downside protection in one asset class allowing more risk in another.

Four companies riding the healthcare boom

There are strong demographic trends in ageing and consumer spending and investing in the right healthcare companies can ride this wave as well as produce better health outcomes for people. 

Five reasons SMSFs are making asset allocation changes

Substantial changes are underway in SMSFs which until recently held a narrow range of assets dominated by cash, term deposits and Australian equities. Trustees have never faced so many choices.

All’s fair in love and super: why couples should equalise super

Changes implemented by super reforms since 1 July 2017 have brought greater incentives for spouses to equalise their superannuation balances, including tax and estate planning benefits.

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