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Charlie Munger and stock picks at the Sohn Conference

The Sohn Australia Conference brings together leading fund managers to chose their highest conviction stock in a 10-minute pitch. Here are their 2021 selections with Charlie Munger's wisdom as the star feature.

The $1 billion quiet achiever in Australian philanthropy

Structuring giving using Public or Private Ancillary Funds is an attractive strategy for donors who need a tax deduction now, and the flexibility to distribute the funds to charity over time.

Five charity-supporting investment vehicles

From Chris Cuffe's original idea in 2008, several investment vehicles now seek to deliver strong performance and donate fees to charities, creating a win-win for all involved.

Gail Kelly reveals how her family gifts money

Chris Cuffe set up Australian Philanthropic Services to make tax-effective giving easier, and former Westpac boss Gail Kelly reminds readers that giving away some wealth to charity is not just for the very rich. (Via the AFR).

Maximising the impact of charitable giving

An ancillary sub-fund is a quick and inexpensive way to secure a tax deduction in advance of researching and selecting the right charities to support at tax time. Includes Chris Cuffe video.

Third Link Growth Fund’s 10th anniversary

An innovative idea to donate to charities the fees paid by investors in a fund has become an annual flow of about $2 million to needy causes as the 10th anniversary is reached.

Philanthropy is growing, but what’s the best way to give?

Investors looking to give to charitable causes before 30 June often leave little time to make the best choices to suit their philanthropic intentions, which is where an ancillary fund can assist.

An interview with Chris Cuffe

Chris Cuffe on gratitude, growing a business, the value of culture and the need for time and patience in investing - he says "Slow money is better than quick money."

Philanthropy can blend tax deductions, engagement and impact

Public or private ancillary funds are tax-effective vehicles to manage charitable giving. Not only are there immediate tax advantages, but it can set up a family for generations of giving and engagement.

Impact investing: wealth creation with a social return

Impact investing is a growing field that is helping to address many of society’s most pressing challenges. It aims to achieve a financial return, as well as positive social, cultural or environmental impacts.

Last minute tax deductions in a public ancillary fund

Although the end of the financial year is near, there is still time to establish a tax deduction in a sub-fund within a public ancillary fund – a simple philanthropic structure that allows a planned approach to charitable giving.

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Hamish Douglass on why the movie hasn’t ended yet

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Start the year right with the 2022 Retiree Checklist

This is our annual checklist of what retirees need to be aware of in 2022. It is a long list of 25 items and not everything will apply to your situation. Run your eye over the benefits and entitlements.

At 98-years-old, Charlie Munger still delivers the one-liners

The Warren Buffett/Charlie Munger partnership is the stuff of legends, but even Charlie admits it is coming to an end ("I'm nearly dead"). He is one of the few people in investing prepared to say what he thinks.

Should I pay off the mortgage or top up my superannuation?

Depending on personal circumstances, it may be time to rethink the bias to paying down housing debt over wealth accumulation in super. Do the sums and ask these four questions to plan for your future.

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