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Will millennials change the investment landscape?

Impact investing is moving out of the fringe and into mainstream investing, and the trend is supported by millennials who will soon benefit from a massive wealth transfer.

The value of 'trust' in financial institutions

Nobel Laureate, Robert C. Merton, says technology and fintechs will find it difficult to build trust, but how much trust do we have in "the contradiction of the country’s most hated company"?

Five ways to filter the fintech hype

Almost every day, there is a new and exciting fintech announcement of the next big thing. Some checks improve the chances of finding the financial services winners.

Fintech platforms disrupting business finance

As fintech funding platforms and instant payment systems grow, small businesses will benefit from greater choice and bargaining power when it comes to obtaining finance and managing cashflows.

Investors should tap strengths of service providers

Every investor deals with a range of service providers, but it's important to know the strengths and weaknesses of each and tap their capabilities accordingly.

Fintechs overcome the trust barrier

Consumers of financial products are increasingly willing to place their trust in new intermediaries, including fintechs driving change with innovation and consumer-driven processes.

Looking deeper than the home page of roboadvice

Behind the glossy facade of the website of the roboadviser, how effectively will the business model deliver quality financial advice and appropriate investment outcomes at a competitive price?

What are all these fintech startups actually doing?

There is healthy activity in fintech startups across Australia, and many new businesses will come to market in the next few months. What did the audience think when they saw 31 such businesses present in rapid-fire?

The upside of fintech for wealth managers

Fintechs are often viewed as disruptive to traditional financial services businesses, but in reality they present great opportunities for savvy organisations, especially within wealth and asset management.

Other articles on ‘wealth disruption’

The Cuffelinks articles on disruption and the future of wealth management have been among the most popular we have published. Here is some suggested additional reading from external sources.

Is there an Uber or Amazon of wealth? Part 2

Looking at the decade ahead, who are the likely winners and losers in the wealth management industry as it adapts to technological innovations, with a particular focus on superannuation? (Plus see related video)

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Retirees facing steep increases for basic items

ASFA has updated its tables on how much money is needed for a 'comfortable' or 'modest' lifestyle in retirement, but there are some prices rising well ahead of inflation.

Adele Ferguson on ‘Banking Bad’ and weaving magic

The journalist most responsible for the calling of the Royal Commission takes care not to be roped in by everyone with a complaint to push. It takes experienced judgement to gather the right information.

Let’s stop calling them ‘bond proxies’

With cash and term deposit rates at all-time lows, and fixed interest bonds not much better, investors are looking for ‘bond proxies’ to deliver more income. But is ‘proxy’ a misnomer, and what are they anyway?

Six warning bells against property spruikers

Property spruikers use common techniques, and con men will increasingly target older people who feel they do not have enough financial independence for their retirement years.

Helping your children build their super

It has become more difficult to build large superannuation balances with contribution caps and more people paying off home loans for longer. How can wealthy parents help their adult children?

Should retirees spend more and worry less?

When more than half of retired Australians restrict their spending to less than the age pension and fear running out of money more than death itself, they may be denying a better lifestyle for themselves.

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