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In this edition of Insights and Investment Solutions magazine, learn about the latest market update on local and international markets.

We take a look at sustainable investing and how investors are increasingly interested in how a company makes money, not simply how much it makes.

Finally, we share seven super strategies for end of financial year.

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Retirement tends to roll around a lot sooner than we expect. Laying plans from an early stage will ensure you enjoy the best retirement possible. What are your retirement options?

When running a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF), it’s important for investors to be aware of some of the key global and economic environmental factors that may impact their investment portfolio. We look at five global themes that are currently playing out in world markets, and how they may potentially impact their investment portfolios. It’s important...

The end of the financial year is a good time to think about how you could grow your super and get started with saving for retirement. Here are some options you could consider to help your super work harder for you.


First home buyers


You may be able to make voluntary superannuation contributions to use towards a deposit for your first home under the First Hom...

Your super returns may be doing ok, but could they be better? Being actively involved in how and where your super is invested, could make a real difference to your retirement savings over the long-term.


If you are considering going down this route, there are some factors to think about such as your retirement goals, how long you have until you retire and the...

In 2010, Wendy was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, an incurable and debilitating condition that changed her life overnight.


At the time of her diagnosis, Wendy, then 47, was loving life, enjoying peak career success working for a pharmaceutical company, and a newfound romance with David, a lovely man she had met six months earlier.


At first, Wendy was u...

There is no doubt that interest in responsible investments is growing. Not only in Australia but globally, investors are increasingly interested in how a company makes its money, not simply how much it makes.


While some investors may focus on the longer-term viability of a company and its behaviour, others may hold particular values they want their investmen...

This is a Budget not only designed to showcase the return to surplus (and by default the Government’s economic credentials) but engage voters with initiatives to make them feel like they are more prosperous. A massive infrastructure spend adds to this sentiment.

The Government has also stated that it will keep taxes as a share of GDP within the 23.9% cap.

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Financial discussions during divorce tend to focus on dividing assets and cash, but managing your insurance is an area which can make a big difference for you and your family.


Over 40% of Australian marriages fail, with nearly half of these involving families with young children.

While insurance protection may have been something that both parties had conside...

In an age of digital distraction, mindfulness has never been more important.


A form of meditation, and a powerful tool that keeps you in the present moment, mindfulness may ease psychological stresses, anxiety, depression and even pain.[1] Practice of presence has also been shown to promote a better work ethic, sleep, and even money management skills.[2]


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