May 03, 2019

May 03, 2019 | Investments Insightz


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.


Championed by Zurich for 17 years, the AFA Adviser of the Year and AFA Practice of the Year awards recognises outstanding individual advisers and practices, celebrating qualities of leadership, innovation, customer-centricity and commitment to professional excellence. 

Applications are now open

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.  Visit www.adviseroftheyear.com.au and www.practiceoftheyear.com.au today where you’ll  find information on the judging criteria, the application process and you can hear from the 2018 Award winners and judges. It could be a career defining decision!

Previous winners of the awards have been able to use their success as a platform for great things, and take the opportunities presented to them and their businesses with both hands. Don’t take our word for it click here  to find out what previous winners have to say about the awards and the impact on their career and businesses.

Follow us on twitter @adviserofyear to receive updates on the awards progress and outcomes. Winners will be announced at the AFA National Adviser Conference Gala Dinner in Adelaide on Thursday 29 August 2019. 

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.