Smith is head of content and managing editor of Professional Planner and Investment Magazine. He is an experienced financial journalist, editor and multimedia producer who has held senior editorial positions both in mainstream press and trade media. He has also worked with large finance and investment companies, both in-house and as a consultant, devising media-style digital content strategies. His knowledge and contacts, both in Australia and overseas, including in the US, bring to intermediary and end-investor audiences an institution-level understanding of financial markets, regulation, advice and business structures. Smith will be leveraging his digital media experience to engage, educate and inform Conexus audiences.
The Sydney Airport approach comes weeks after the government’s game changing Your Future, Your Super reforms and against the backdrop of uncertain defensive fixed income style returns and possible future equity market volatility.
Matthew SmithJuly 7, 2021
Funds might tread carefully with their intra-fund strategies but work being done by policy makers and the funds themselves around retirement solutions will open new pathways for advice within superannuation.
Matthew SmithJune 30, 2021
The design and creation of retirement solutions between now and when the government’s slated Retirement Income Covenant comes into effect will have a lot to do with whether the business case for these products stack up, superannuation fund executives have highlighted.
Matthew SmithJune 28, 2021
The Retirement Income Covenant will be principles-based legislation designed to push funds to develop retirement strategies and provide guidance to ensure members make the most of their accumulated savings during retirement.
Matthew SmithJune 25, 2021
Australian Labor Party MP Stephen Jones and independent MP Craig Kelly focused on the possibility that stapling could result in workers being lumped with ill-fitting insurance arrangements before the Bill amendment ultimately passed with a vote of 71 to 67.
Matthew SmithJune 17, 2021
FSSSP Financial Services, the trustee for Aware Super is the largest superannuation industry fund licensee owner on this year’s Licensee Owner's List, ranked at 14 with 242 advisers.
Matthew SmithJune 8, 2021
Underperformance relative to the government’s proposed test could end up being a competitive advantage in the long run for funds like Rest which are now laser focused on outcomes relative to the listed eight-year benchmark, Vicki Doyle highlights in a wide-ranging interview.
Matthew SmithJune 7, 2021
Fund consolidation was also a topic of conversation during Wednesday night’s Senate Estimates hearing with APRA noting it is seeing a number of funds talking about a variety of mechanisms to pool assets to get the advantages of scale outside of traditional merger arrangements.
Matthew SmithJune 2, 2021