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.
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
Kenneth Hayne may have taken umbrage with the mere existence of BoLRs, but it will be the fairness of the changes AMP made to the valuation terms that MP Deborah O’Neill will ask ASIC to consider at a parliamentary hearing in July.
Matthew SmithJune 29, 2020
It is estimated around 640 advisers exited AMP dealer groups AMP Financial Planning, Charter and Hillross in the last year and a half with hundreds more expected to leave in the next 12 months as the structure for the group's 'aligned' business takes shape.
Matthew SmithJune 25, 2020
Advisers will increasingly look to asset management firms for support as they're asked to be wealth managers by their clients, according to the president and CEO of one the largest asset managers in the world.
Matthew SmithJune 24, 2020