Business Expenses Insurance

Business Expenses Insurance – What is it & Do you Need it?

Many business owners have an insurance policy to protect against risks such as potential liabilities, fire, theft, employee coverage, plus much more. But there’s another risk to your business that could potentially be more damaging than any other liability – the damage to your business’s sustainability if you were unable to work. Read more

Purchase of Flight Centre Travel Group (FLT)

Purchase of Flight Centre Travel Group (FLT)

For clients that have elected the “Blend” Australian equity option, we are buying Flight Centre, one of the world's largest travel agency groups and a business consisting of more than 40 brands. It has company owned operations in 14 countries and a corporate travel management network which through licensing agreements with local operators extends to 90 countries. Read more

pension cuts

Pension Cuts Almost Upon Us

In just a few months’ time, the Age Pension is set to be cut for many recipients. As announced in last year’s budget, from 1 January 2017 there will be two changes to the pension asset test. Read more

Common Mistake made by expats

What’s the Common Mistake Made by Expats?

An increasing number of Australians are choosing to live and work overseas, gaining experience in fields such as mining, engineering, healthcare, finance and education. However, an often forgotten part of the expat lifestyle is what to do with current investments in Australia, or how to invest back home in preparation for an eventual return. Read more

Currency Volatility

Currency Volatility – Risky Business?

While allocating to markets other than an investor’s home country can provide diversification benefits, it also introduces currency risk, with foreign exchange rate volatility potentially having a significant impact on overall returns. Read more

1 million not enough

The World (and $1 Million) is Not Enough

In the financial world, there are often quoted ‘rules of thumb’. A common one is: “If you own your home and have $1 million invested, you’ll be right for retirement.” Read more

Purchase of Sonic Healthcare (SHL)

Purchase of Sonic Healthcare (SHL)

For clients that have elected the “Blend” Australian equity option we have purchased Sonic Healthcare, one of the world's largest medical diagnostics companies, providing clinical laboratory and radiology services. Read more

Company Snapshot - Crown (CWN)

The stock in focus this month is Crown (CWN), a gaming and entertainment company with businesses and investments in Australia and overseas. They own and operate two resorts in Melbourne and Perth, comprising hotels, convention centres and gaming floors. Read more

Purchase of Seek Limited

Purchase of Seek Limited

For clients that have elected the “Blend” option we have purchased Seek (SEK), a global online employment classifieds provider focused on matching jobseekers with employment opportunities, and helping hirers find candidates for advertised roles. Read more