Smith is head of content and managing editor of Professional Planner and Investment Magazine. He is an experienced financial journalist, editor and multimedia producer who has held senior editorial positions both in mainstream press and trade media. He has also worked with large finance and investment companies, both in-house and as a consultant, devising media-style digital content strategies. His knowledge and contacts, both in Australia and overseas, including in the US, bring to intermediary and end-investor audiences an institution-level understanding of financial markets, regulation, advice and business structures. Smith will be leveraging his digital media experience to engage, educate and inform Conexus audiences.
A regular fixed income, growth of assets to ensure they last, along with access to capital to meet unexpected and large expenses rank among the essential needs of retirees which brings complexity to retiree portfolio solutions, a panel has discussed.
Matthew SmithAugust 3, 2021
The design and creation of retirement solutions between now and when the government’s slated Retirement Income Covenant comes into effect will have a lot to do with whether the business case for these products stack up, superannuation fund executives have highlighted.
Matthew SmithJuly 1, 2021
Funds might tread carefully with their intra-fund strategies but work being done by policy makers and the funds themselves around retirement solutions will open new pathways for advice within superannuation.
Matthew SmithJune 30, 2021
Australian Labor Party MP Stephen Jones and independent MP Craig Kelly focused on the possibility that stapling could result in workers being lumped with ill-fitting insurance arrangements before the Bill amendment ultimately passed with a vote of 71 to 67.
Matthew SmithJune 18, 2021
The future of the licensee model is as a flexible service provider with access to technology and capital able to partner with advice practices at different stages of their professional lifecycles in addition to offering licensing, Easton's new MD Nathan Jacobson says.
Matthew SmithMay 10, 2021
The streamlining of IOOF's advice business is a strategic response to an era-defining transformation of the advice industry designed to deliver a step-change in quality and affordability, while conflicts associated with subsidisations from other parts of the business are removed, the group's CEO has said.
Matthew SmithApril 29, 2021
The sale of Suncorp’s remaining wealth business was the outcome of a strategic review which began last February last year and continues the Queensland financial institution's wealth exit which began in 2015 with the sale of its financial planning business.
Matthew SmithApril 28, 2021