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  • Latest Insights

    May 03, 2019

    A moment with Matthew Drennan

    Returns since the start of 2019 have been strong across almost every asset class and some indices are back into record territory. A dovish pivot by Central Banks has been enthusiastically welcomed by investors and stronger corporate earnings which have beaten expectations have provided further support for equity markets, though valuations are no longer inexpensive.

    May 03, 2019

    Lessons from Market History

    The sharp decline in markets in the December quarter of 2018 prompted some commentators to worry that equities were headed for a bear market, technically defined as a fall of 20% from a prior peak. In isolation, periods such as these can be alarming, but history can provide some useful insights and indeed some comfort during periods of market downturns.

    May 03, 2019

    Where to for global growth from here?

    While stock market performance so far in 2019 has been stellar – almost a mirror image of the final quarter of 2018 – it has been against a backdrop of slowing economic growth. Global economic growth is slowing in most regions round the world, which means that the pace of corporate profit growth is also under pressure. The slower pace of corporate profit growth (and note that at this stage, it is a slower pace of growth and not negative growth) does create a more challenging outlook for equities overall.

    May 03, 2019

    Market Update

    In this month’s Market Update Charles Stodart, Investment Specialist, looks at the latest events driving investor sentiment across the major asset classes.

    May 03, 2019

    Bull vs Bear

    The sharp decline in markets in the December quarter of 2018 prompted some commentators to worry that equities were headed for a bear market, technically defined as a fall of 20% from a prior peak. In isolation, periods such as these can be alarming, but history can provide some useful insights and indeed some comfort during periods of market downturns.

    May 03, 2019

    Applications now open for the 2019 AFA Awards

    If you’re ready to join the advice elite, you’re invited to submit an application for either the 2019 AFA Adviser of the Year or 2019 AFA Practice of the Year Award.

  • Life Insurance

    April 18, 2019

    Zurich’s commitment to customers

    We all know that customer needs are evolving. With Zurich and OnePath Life together from 3 June, we can protect a broader range of Australians.

    April 18, 2019

    Delivering on the promises we make, to the people that matter most

    In several respects, life insurance (or indeed most insurances) is unusual. You can’t see it, and once you have it, you hope you never have to use it.

    April 18, 2019

    The Risk Advice Disconnect

    Why Zurich supports the retention of life insurance commissions.

    February 28, 2019

    The Cost of Care part 3 - The Cost of Heart and Artery

    In analysing common methodologies used across the life insurance advice sector, we were able to identify a missing link that could help advice be more tailored and personalised. The Cost of Care whitepaper is an industry first, bringing together detailed research across the broad spectrum of injury and disease. Across three articles, we will delve into three of the biggest cost burdens facing Australians today – Cancer, Heart and Artery and Mental Health.

    December 20, 2018

    The Cost of Care part II – Mental Health

    In analysing common methodologies used across the life insurance advice sector, we were able to identify a missing link that could help advice be more tailored and personalised. The Cost of Care whitepaper is an industry first, bringing together detailed research across the broad spectrum of injury and disease. Across three articles, we will delve into three of the biggest cost burdens facing Australians today – Cancer, Heart and Artery and Mental Health.

  • Investments

    May 03, 2019

    A moment with Matthew Drennan

    Returns since the start of 2019 have been strong across almost every asset class and some indices are back into record territory. A dovish pivot by Central Banks has been enthusiastically welcomed by investors and stronger corporate earnings which have beaten expectations have provided further support for equity markets, though valuations are no longer inexpensive.

    May 03, 2019

    Lessons from Market History

    The sharp decline in markets in the December quarter of 2018 prompted some commentators to worry that equities were headed for a bear market, technically defined as a fall of 20% from a prior peak. In isolation, periods such as these can be alarming, but history can provide some useful insights and indeed some comfort during periods of market downturns.

    May 03, 2019

    Where to for global growth from here?

    While stock market performance so far in 2019 has been stellar – almost a mirror image of the final quarter of 2018 – it has been against a backdrop of slowing economic growth. Global economic growth is slowing in most regions round the world, which means that the pace of corporate profit growth is also under pressure. The slower pace of corporate profit growth (and note that at this stage, it is a slower pace of growth and not negative growth) does create a more challenging outlook for equities overall.

    May 03, 2019

    Market Update

    In this month’s Market Update Charles Stodart, Investment Specialist, looks at the latest events driving investor sentiment across the major asset classes.

    May 03, 2019

    Bull vs Bear

    The sharp decline in markets in the December quarter of 2018 prompted some commentators to worry that equities were headed for a bear market, technically defined as a fall of 20% from a prior peak. In isolation, periods such as these can be alarming, but history can provide some useful insights and indeed some comfort during periods of market downturns.

    May 03, 2019

    Applications now open for the 2019 AFA Awards

    If you’re ready to join the advice elite, you’re invited to submit an application for either the 2019 AFA Adviser of the Year or 2019 AFA Practice of the Year Award.

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