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.
Industry is consulting with APRA to address the cost of merging, particularly among smaller funds where the cost to merge is preclusive to tie-ups progressing, experts have raised during an ASI digital conference panel discussion.
Matthew SmithSeptember 17, 2020
Whilst an important variable, inflation is just one of the factors infrastructure investors are sharply focused on, as the asset class definition transforms and governments around the world navigate a changing economic and geopolitical environment, RARE's Nick Langley explains.
Matthew SmithSeptember 16, 2020
A Biden fiscal and economic stimulus reform would involve raising company and capital gains taxes, but it would also involve raising deficits to spend more, a-la Franklin Roosevelt in 1933, an approach that could turn out to be more positive for financial markets, Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio points out.
Matthew SmithSeptember 9, 2020
IOOF's deal to acquire MLC from National Australia Bank will catapult the diversified financial services group into the second-largest superannuation fund spot in the country by member assets and the largest based on platform funds under advice.
Matthew SmithAugust 31, 2020
David Gonski said imagination and focus were two essential attributes of a good leader during an hour long interview in which he gave credit to the government on its early superannuation release scheme and raised issues with "excessive" regulation.
Matthew SmithAugust 25, 2020
MLC has been dialing up its exposure to private equity over the past 12 months, something the group's CIO Jonathan Armitage expects will continue as the market dislocation throws up more opportunities to diversify away from public markets.
Matthew SmithAugust 17, 2020
Impact analysis for real assets and the building out of a new benchmarking framework for carbon emissions are two internal projects that will bring a deeper ESG focus to the soon-to-be rebranded fund's investment team.
Matthew SmithJuly 29, 2020