Beyond the Royal Commission headlines

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Financial services have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent weeks. Following Rowena “Shock and” Orr’s public shellacking of the wealth management industry, AMP Limited has since lost almost its entire board of directors, as well as a big part of the executive team. The banks were... Show More

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Sticky fingers in many pies

Hugh Dive

The business of wealth management has been put under the microscope over the past month with the Royal Commission into the financial services industry. In March, the Commission focused on misdeeds in consumer lending and for the next two weeks in April it will be concerned with transgressions around financial... Show More


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Buy Hold Sell: Financials - old vs new

Buy Hold Sell

Financials are at a crossroads. On the one hand, banks and insurance companies are set to benefit from recovering global growth and higher interest rates. However, many financials face increasing competition from fintech disruptors, often backed by the world’s largest technology companies such as Alipay, Apple Pay, and Ant Financial. Show More

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The New Criterion: MGM Wireless and HUB24

Tim Boreham

Adelaide based minnow MGM Wireless holds high hopes for its self-developed smart watch that targets the 4-12 year old set (or, more accurately, their safety conscious parents). In the multi-billion dollar investment platform space, HUB24 is taking advantage of the banks’ wealth management strategies being in disarray. Show More

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Executive Series - HUB24 (HB) Managing Director, Andrew Alcock


Tom Piotrowski speaks with HUB24 (HB) Managing Director, Andrew Alcock about the company’s recent acquisition of Agility Applications, its transition to profitability and factors driving growth in the wealth management sector To view more Executive Series interviews, visit: Show More

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Executive Series - HUB24 Ltd (HUB) Managing Director, Andrew Alcock


CommSec’s Tom Piotrowski speaks with HUB24 Ltd (HUB) Managing Director, Andrew Alcock about the company’s investment platform and highlights of its first half results To view more Executive Series interviews, visit: Show More

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How we've reacted to a changing market

George Boubouras

The changes to our portfolio in 2016 have been moving to a moderate overweight in banks from an underweight position after the capital raisings in H2 2015. While challenges remain in the wholesale funding market for the banks, the bulk of Tier 1 capital has been raised in our view.... Show More

The themes we've been buying in 2016

George Boubouras

Since late 2014 we have had a bias in our risk allocation towards a defensive stance. This has led to large underweights to energy, bulks, and metals (except Lithium producers which we have been overweight). We have held a neutral position for gold in the large cap portfolios and overweight... Show More