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Entries by Gordon Toy

Super funds face a high bar in 2020

Super members have every reason to be optimistic about 2020, but when it comes to a repeat of 2019’s double-digit returns, it would be wise to temper expectations. According to estimates from leading research house SuperRatings, 2019 was the best year for superannuation funds since 2013, with the median balanced option returning 13.8%. Despite a […]

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Lonsec helps investors through the ESG maze

Lonsec has partnered with specialist data provider Sustainable Platform to enable its research users to assess the social and environmental sustainability of their clients’ investments. Lonsec will continue to assess fund managers’ processes against the principles of Responsible Investing as part of its investment rating, however will also introduce a new rating to go beyond […]

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One conversation can win or lose an advice client

Financial advisers are operating within a paradox. On the one hand, the industry is still reeling from the blow of the Royal Commission and the high levels of mistrust within the community towards the financial services sector. On the other hand, there’s every sign that demand for quality financial advice is growing – to the […]

Lonsec number one among advisers for fourth year running

Lonsec has again been voted Research House of the Year according to an annual survey of financial advisers and fund managers conducted by and reported in Money Management magazine. Lonsec this year was considered highly regarded among advisers for the quality of its staff, its model portfolio capabilities, value for money, the quality of its […]

Quality investment research is essential to your value proposition

For those inclined to question the value of financial advice, there are two important trends taking place right now that need to be reckoned with. Firstly, the federal government is committed to the scheduled rise in the superannuation guarantee, which will see the rate rise to 10% by 2021 and, if the government sticks to […]

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PYS insurance changes show members are more engaged than expected

Conveying the importance of insurance to members is one of the biggest challenges that super funds face. Insurance is often seen as a cost rather than a benefit, especially for younger members, meaning funds need to be in a position to clearly communicate the advantages for individuals and for the system as a whole. The […]

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Lonsec helps advisers tackle conflicted advice

Leading research house and managed account provider Lonsec will work with financial advisers seeking to transition from conflicted advice models and introduce a greater degree of independence in their investment decisions. Lonsec is offering to acquire in-house managed portfolios from advice licensees to enable them to take advantage of best practice governance principles and Lonsec’s […]

Lonsec appoints new Executive Director of Sales and Marketing

Leading research and investment solutions house Lonsec has appointed Rob Hardy to the newly created role of Executive Director of Sales and Marketing. Mr Hardy joins Lonsec after seven years at Clime Asset Management, most recently as Chief Operating Officer, and brings over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and business leadership across a […]

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