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.
The digitisation of financial services and advice could be an opportunity to rethink regulation and policy and address settings that were brought about in the 1990s, Jeremy Cooper said during a live broadcast on Thursday.
Matthew SmithSeptember 3, 2020
Private equity may have been firmly in the frame for MLC until now, but a strategic bidder like IOOF will always outpace funds that lack post tie-up synergies, Matthew Smith writes on the transformative deal.
Matthew SmithAugust 31, 2020
MLC has been dialing up its exposure to private equity over the past 12 months, something the group's CIO Jonathan Armitage expects will continue as the market dislocation throws up more opportunities to diversify away from public markets.
Matthew SmithAugust 15, 2020
Investors are facing some deeper thinking about defensive asset classes, portfolio diversification and income generation in light of the diminished attributes bonds now hold due to the unique circumstances financial markets are throwing up. Experts discuss the evolving environment and consider relevant defensive strategies.
Matthew SmithJuly 27, 2020
Advice delivery should be cheaper, many believe, and ASIC is currently investigating why it's not and what can potentially be done to make the delivery of advice more affordable.
Matthew SmithJuly 21, 2020
First State Super needs to manage conflicts like many of its peers that also own advice, not to mention potential governance issues that may arise from investing in a business that also provides services to members. FSS CEO Deanne Stewart addresses both topics.
Matthew SmithJuly 2, 2020
Heads of the country’s two largest vertically integrated wealth businesses and advice networks told policy makers that laws might require a rethink to make advice more affordable to Australians.
Matthew SmithJune 30, 2020