July 17, 2017

Active struggles to beat passive in global equity segment

Local actively managed global equity funds underperformed index fund returns in 2016 – the fourth year in a row and the sixth year out of the […]
July 17, 2017

Crowd-sourced equity funding a game changer for SMSFs

Every self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) will be able to invest in potentially high-growth unlisted companies, as a new era of crowd-sourced equity funding begins. The Federal […]
July 10, 2017

Investing ethically doesn’t hurt returns

Socially responsible investing does not come at the cost of lower returns, according to an extensive review of the evidence. The Australian Centre for Financial Studies […]
July 10, 2017

ATO targets work-related claims

Incorrect claims for work-related expenses are in the tax office’s sights this year, with car, travel and clothing expense claims high on the hit list. Over […]
July 3, 2017

Company tax rate changes a mixed blessing for shareholders

With the start of the new tax year, eligibility for the lower company tax rate of 27.5 per cent extends to companies with annual turnover up […]