guarantee

Hedge Funds

The rise of Capital Guaranteed: more than a knee-jerk reaction

Since compulsory superannuation was introduced in the early 1990s, the focus of financial planners has been on strategies to maximise contributions and accumulation; and the focus of product manufacturers has been on products to cater to those strategies. But as an increasing number of super fund members move from the accumulation phase of their financial […]
Hedge Funds

The rise of Capital Guaranteed: more than a knee-jerk reaction

Since compulsory superannuation was introduced in the early 1990s, the focus of financial planners has been on strategies to maximise contributions and accumulation; and the focus of product manufacturers has been on products to cater to those strategies. But as an increasing number of super fund members move from the accumulation phase of their financial […]
Unintentional

10 Strategies for tough times

Interesting times? The industry’s favourite euphemism of the past six weeks needs to be retired. For investment professionals, this should be an unabashedly exciting time, the moment when their decisions and actions on behalf of clients will have the greatest impact. Sticking to the old strategic asset allocation might not be good enough in a […]
Unintentional

10 Strategies for tough times

Interesting times? The industry’s favourite euphemism of the past six weeks needs to be retired. For investment professionals, this should be an unabashedly exciting time, the moment when their decisions and actions on behalf of clients will have the greatest impact. Sticking to the old strategic asset allocation might not be good enough in a […]
Hedge Funds

Australian Unity reveals extent of guarantee damage

Investors in Australian Unity Investments’ two mortgage funds withdrew $150 million in the week after the Government’s October 13 announcement of a bank deposit guarantee, before the mutual froze redemptions for a month last Wednesday and joined industry calls for ‘deposit-like’ products to be included in the guarantee.
Investment Strategy

Australian Unity reveals extent of guarantee damage

Investors in Australian Unity Investments’ two mortgage funds withdrew $150 million in the week after the Government’s October 13 announcement of a bank deposit guarantee, before the mutual froze redemptions for a month last Wednesday and joined industry calls for ‘deposit-like’ products to be included in the guarantee.
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