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Governance

Fast, custom advice a reality

Technological advances in scaled advice in the US mean investment plans are being finalised in as little as three days, unlike the six to eight weeks common in Australia, according to Vanguard. Growing use of paperless procedures, programs that automatically calculate wealth management plans and video conferencing have all sped up the process. Karin Risi, […]
Opinion

Time for action on governance but who should be the catalyst?

When Barack Obama was awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize it tended to overshadow all other prizes, including the one for economics. The Nobel prize for economics went to two US academics, Elinor Ostrom of Indiana University and Oliver Williamson of University of California Berkeley, for years of work into the efficiency of institutions, such […]
Opinion

Time for action on governance but who should be the catalyst?

When Barack Obama was awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize it tended to overshadow all other prizes, including the one for economics. The Nobel prize for economics went to two US academics, Elinor Ostrom of Indiana University and Oliver Williamson of University of California Berkeley, for years of work into the efficiency of institutions, such […]
Industry View

First Home Saver Accounts – the AIST view

Home affordability is now a major issue facing Australians. Having “your own place”, whether owned or rented, is vital to young people’s sense of independence and self-sufficiency, and is fundamental to the security of young families. That sense of physical security, which many of us take for granted, is central to successful working and family […]
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