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Friday, January 20, 2017
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To lead, prepare one to follow, then get out of the way

Succession planning for your business is one of the sternest tests of leadership ability. It requires the ability to martial your emotions, for honest self-assessment and sound decisions based on reason. Matthew Howe writes.

Banking on the banks in 2017?

Bank shares are facing some major headwinds right now, related to stressed property markets and shrinking opportunities elsewhere. It's time to consider whether better value can be found elsewhere.

SMSFs embrace market volatility

New research shows far from dissuading people from participating in financial markets, choppy conditions are encouraging self-directed investors to become more engaged in portfolio management. Alexandra Cain writes.

Time to update your world view

Rapid global change is underway for advisers. The keys to success going forward will be enhancement of the client experience, a focus on goals and objective-based advice, and being able to demonstrate and articulate value.

The emerging technologies to watch out for in 2017 and beyond

Technology is already a big part of financial planning businesses and its importance in the industry is only going to increase. SuiteBox’s Ian Dunbar takes a look at the critical tech trends for the year ahead and beyond.

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