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.
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
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