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.
Income protection, cash flow management and portfolio diversification are important areas this emerging segment of client which has the highest household income of any other group wants advice on, a new study shows.
Matthew SmithMarch 4, 2021
The influential policy specialist has called for the Financial System Reform Act to be completely rewritten, noting that legislation has not kept up with technology and changes in thinking, particularly among the next generation of clients, during a panel discussion at the SMSF Association national conference.
Matthew SmithFebruary 18, 2021
The largest portion of complaints relating to investments and advice (32 per cent) are passed on by AFCA because they land outside the complaints authority’s jurisdiction, AFCA's 2020 complaint data shows.
Matthew SmithFebruary 16, 2021
There's nothing to suggest crypto currencies will be a mainstay on approved product lists or make their way into model portfolios any time soon, with most researchers still uncertain about many features of the asset including its value.
Matthew SmithJanuary 14, 2021
Unprecedented quickly became the description de jure for what was happening all around between March and May this year as superannuation was drawn on, funds were tested and central banks through everything including the kitchen sink at the problem - Professional Planner reflects on the year that was.
Matthew SmithDecember 17, 2020
The Labor MP expressed support for some kind of a performance benchmark to hold underperforming funds to account, but he said the government’s current proposal falls short during an interview on Monday.
Matthew SmithNovember 2, 2020
Easton, including the Paragem advice licensee, we be an anchor client for HUB24 to deploy its specialist technology and data services under the terms of a deal announced on Wednesday in which the listed platform business also agreed to acquire Xplore Wealth.
Matthew SmithOctober 28, 2020