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News & Insights

Media release: Superannuation is bigger than just returns

The assessment of performance of superannuation funds has gained traction over the past month, with the release of the government’s first superannuation performance test findings. When deciding to switch funds, it is easy to be swayed by investment…
/ by Kirby Rappell

With rates close to 0%, why bother with fixed income?

According to a report in Bloomberg recently, while Vanguard data show a portfolio with 60 equities/fixed income mix returned an average 9.1% a year from 1926 to 2020, JP Morgan Asset Management recently estimated it will return just 3.7% over…
/ by Veronica Klaus
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The challenge to diversify

The upward trajectory in equity markets has continued unabated. Markets continue to be supported by low interest rates and central bank liquidity support. The US Federal Reserve’s recent comments that that they would continue their asset purchase…
/ by Lukasz de Pourbaix
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Accessing Advice Helps Drive Better Retirement Lifestyle

With half the country in what seems never ending rounds of lockdowns and pandemic fatigue setting in, one of the last things most Australians want to do is look at their Superannuation balances and investment options. That is, however, exactly…
/ by Nicci Chaplin
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Tackling Climate Change in the Lonsec Sustainable Managed Portfolios

The recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report made for sobering reading. Based on the most up to date, science-based understanding of the climate system and climate change, the report found that it “is unequivocal…
/ by Deanne Baker
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Antitrust - is it still a Paradox? Re-evaluating antitrust law in a tech heavy capitalist society

With the growing dominance and potentially anticompetitive nature and conduct of big tech multinational players of the likes of Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Alphabet, there is bipartisan support behind the need for antitrust reform. US President…
/ by Asha Rahman
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Market Overview and Positioning Update

Following Lonsec’s Asset Allocation Investment Committee meeting in June, we asked Chief Investment Officer Lukasz de Pourbaix to give us an update on his views of the current market drivers and challenges, and how these impacted Lonsec’s…
/ by Lukasz de Pourbaix
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Why the recent movement in the yield curve matters

The yield curve shows how yields for bonds of the same credit rating, typically government bonds, differ based on maturity date. It sounds simple and yet from this curve one can glean insights into market expectations of inflation, economic…
/ by Ron Mehmet
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Office Property: From Boom to Bust?

Pre-pandemic, Australian office market fundamentals were solid and in high demand from both investors and tenants. This was supported to a large extent by high population and employment growth, significant infrastructure spending by governments…
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Events

SuperRatings and Lonsec Fund of the Year Awards 2021
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Lonsec and SuperRatings Fund of the Year Awards 2021

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Event details Date: Thursday 28 October, 3:00 PM AEST The event will be held virtually, but the awards continue to be very real. As the pandemic environment has posed ongoing challenges across investment markets…
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Lonsec Sustainability Webinar “Exclusion or Engagement – A symbiotic relationship?”

Join our webinar. As ESG investing becomes more mainstream, we are seeing an increase in the discussion about the most effective way of driving lasting change – is it through the restriction of capital via divestment or is it through engagement…
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Lonsec Retirement Webinar - With Rates So Low, Why Do I Need Fixed Income

RECORDING AVAILABLE With interest rates close to 0%, many investors are questioning the need for Fixed Income in their portfolios. At Lonsec, we believe that Fixed Income still has an important role to play in portfolio construction, especially…
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Navigating Sustainable and ESG investments with your clients

RECORDING AVAILABLE As awareness and demand for Sustainable and ESG investment solutions grow, Advisers need to have the confidence to successfully navigate this conversation with their clients. Investors may still be caught in the mindset…
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Sustainability Webinar: Satisfying your clients' desire to invest according to their values

As ESG, Responsible, and Sustainable Investing evolve from a niche consideration to mainstream practice, advisers are increasingly asking how they can ensure their investment solutions align with their clients’ values. What am I really…
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Lonsec retire partner event November 12 with IML TALARIA ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN
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Lonsec Retire Partner Event - "Forget Normal: Solving the Income Challenge after COVID"

We’re told our COVID-normal world is just around the corner. But make no mistake, we will be living with the effects of unprecedented fiscal and monetary policy for years and likely decades to come. Investors must be prepared to…
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The 18th Annual SuperRatings and Lonsec FOTY

We are pleased to invite you to the 18th SuperRatings and Lonsec Fund of the Year Awards, to be hosted virtually for the first time. In a year of momentous change and disruption, it is critical that we continue to connect…
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Lonsec and Franklin Templeton Retire Partner Event Sep 10
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Lonsec and Franklin Templeton Retire Event

"Solving The Retiree Problem" Australian retirees have a problem. With the COVID-19 pandemic pushing yields to historic lows, providing a sustainable income stream to meet client goals has never been more challenging or more important.   For…
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Do it – I did recently and now wonder why I took so long to make the decision. Regular training webinars, telephone support and friendly staff who know their product.

Lindsay WilsonFinassure Pty Ltd

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