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.
Aware Super is being more direct in its real assets investment strategy, a new approach that coincides with unique conditions for deal execution, a panel of asset allocators have discussed.
Matthew SmithFebruary 26, 2021
IOOF CEO Renato Mota described the direct to customer channel as the “third pillar” of member engagement likely to emerge in light of government reforms next to workplace arrangements and financial adviser referrals.
Matthew SmithFebruary 24, 2021
A universal pension scheme could result in “taking some off the top” by essentially removing or tapering tax concessions for higher income earners and redistributing these savings to middle income earners, Mercer's David Knox highlighted.
Matthew SmithFebruary 22, 2021
The Australian Catholic CIO used all his discretion to maintain an underweight position in risk assets before recommending a deployment of cash into equities and credit in what turned out to be the most valuable superannuation fund trade of 2020, Matthew Smith writes.
Matthew SmithFebruary 12, 2021
Greater transparency brought on by new regulatory requirements will lead to funds quickly realising the writing is on the wall to merge, but time might be running out for some, Togethr and Equipsuper's Andrew Fairley says.
Matthew SmithFebruary 8, 2021
The MTAA (soon to be Spirit Super) CIO's experience at First State Super managing a strategic partnership with asset manager HSBC brought a sharper focus on outcomes and how funds work with partners, Matthew Smith writes.
Matthew SmithFebruary 3, 2021
APRA will have “significant input” into the government’s proposed YFYS performance test which is not yet set in stone, APRA's Helen Rowell noted, before expressing frustration with industry interactions relating to performance measurement.
Matthew SmithFebruary 1, 2021