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Perpetual Ethical SRI Fund turns 20

The Perpetual Ethical SRI Fund, one of Australia’s first ESG funds, celebrated its 20th birthday last month. To celebrate, we take a look back at some of the Fund’s highlights, the process and performance.

The case for low-cost index fund investing

Index investing has become a global trend, with a large and growing investor base. This paper examines how indexing performs in a variety of circumstances, and provides investors with points to consider when evaluating different investment strategies.

Volatility rises, value emerges

The March quarter 2022 saw financial assets face renewed challenges, as China grapples with the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and conflict in the far east of Europe sees disruption and geopolitical tension rise.

The expanding role of ESG in private debt

The interest in responsible investing within the private debt asset class is mounting as investors seek to understand ESG objectives and outcomes within private assets. Q&A with Steve Sutinen and Lucie Bielczykova.

Beyond lip service: tracking the impact of the gender diversity gap

The 'glass ceiling' carries negative social impacts and raises issues for equity investors. If a large part of the talent pool goes untapped, and ‘groupthink’ reigns among decision makers, could it limit companies from achieving their full potential?

Infrastructure assets well placed for an era of inflation

In times of accelerating inflation and turbulent share markets, investors might find that holding global listed infrastructure securities is one way to help protect a portfolio against inflation.

Actively navigating economic and geopolitical shocks

This paper reviews the performance of equity and other asset class allocations in the wake of geopolitical events and demonstrates the benefit of diversified asset allocations to help weather such storms.

The Five Percent Club

Uncertainty and volatility over the last few months has driven a sell-off in fixed-rate investment-grade bonds, resulting in a marked increase in the number of bonds achieving 5% yields or more.

Vanguard Investor Insights April 2022

The Investor Insights series provides unique snapshots into current investment trends and behaviours of  Vanguard's investors to develop a deeper understanding of what’s driving investment choices and outcomes.

The inflation inflection: Adjusting to the new paradigm

Portfolios should be prepared for higher inflation and should contain not only assets that can mitigate against and take advantage of inflation, but also assets that can diversify against the uncertainty and volatility of the journey.

Six Common Misconceptions About Inflation

An analysis of inflationary forces using both recent data and historical examples, to dispel common misconceptions regarding the dynamics of inflation related to money supply, GDP, employee wages, labor force, supply chain, Fed Reserve policy and more.

Pathway to women's financial independence

While many women feel trapped by their financial situation and lack the confidence or knowledge to break out of their circumstances, women are highly motivated to achieve financial independence. Differentiated and tailored financial advice is key to having an overall positive impact on their lives.

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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.

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

Comparing generations and the nine dimensions of our well-being

Using the nine dimensions of well-being used by the OECD, and dividing Australians into Baby Boomers, Generation Xers or Millennials, it is surprisingly easy to identify the winners and losers for most dimensions.

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