Tahn Sharpe is a Sydney-based financial services journalist with a background in financial planning. He writes on advice, superannuation, investment, banking and insurance issues, is a certified SMSF Adviser and holds an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning.
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Tahn SharpeJuly 13, 2021
Nine months into his tenure as Rest’s inaugural CIO Lill explains his new whole-of-fund investment team structure and outlines the challenges of drifting strategic asset allocation in a YFYS world.
Tahn SharpeJuly 12, 2021
Politicians just don’t have the expertise to assess the effectiveness of ASIC and APRA, the bill explains. As per Hayne’s recommendation, the new Financial Regulator Assessment Authority will be tasked with doing the job properly.
Tahn SharpeMay 22, 2021
Investment consultants are being spread thinner across an increasingly broad base as super funds are forced to share the top minds with wealth managers, charities, universities and anyone else with a knowledge gap to fill.
Tahn SharpeMay 6, 2021
Concerns remain about unintended consequences that are yet to arise, but Aware Super CIO Damian Graham believes the government’s second iteration of the performance test is a ‘reasonably pragmatic middle ground’.
Tahn SharpeApril 30, 2021
The inclusion of administration fees and benchmarks for unlisted infrastructure and property investments headline amendments to the Your Future, Your Super draft regulation. While flaws remain in the design, most believe the performance test has been significantly upgraded.
Tahn SharpeApril 28, 2021
Limited scope, benchmarking issues and a failure to identify diversification risks were some of the key issues plaguing the proposed performance test according to speakers called up by the Senate hearing in Sydney Wednesday morning.
Tahn SharpeApril 7, 2021
Credit and real estate experts have described the differing degrees to which the pandemic has affected markets and the extent to which the memory of the GFC has affected the recovery.
Tahn SharpeApril 1, 2021