Letters to the editor
June 2019
Editorial
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Editorial

Leadership and tough decisions at Juukan Gorge

Values and value are both at play in the investment world's reaction to Rio Tinto's destruction of 46,000-year-old Indigenous caves at the Juukan Gorge.
Editorial

Super mergers: Are we missing the point?

Despite the insinuated negativity around superannuation's lack of innovation, I believe that there is an ambition to innovate. And it is through this lens that I feel we need to challenge the status quo on mergers.
Analysis
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Analysis

M&A strategy: Don’t overpay for synergies

Buyers paying 2.5 times recurring revenue for a client book in 2020 are probably getting a raw deal, unless their EBIT margin is greater than 35 per cent. In part one of a three part series, Paul Barrett cautions buyers to get real about synergies benefits to avoid overpaying.
Analysis

Resilience is learned, not inherent: Olympian Alisa Camplin

Australian Winter Olympic gold medallist Alisa Camplin has drawn on all her techniques for managing stress in her sports career using performance psychology to manage her mental health in light of the impacts from COVID.
Analysis

Goals based advice needs tighter certainty metrics

The financial advice value proposition needs to accommodate and promote the role of certainty and risk; without it, the industry’s transition to a profession will be hampered from the outset.
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Tahn Sharpe is a Sydney-based financial services journalist with a background in financial planning. He writes on advice, superannuation, investment, banking and insurance issues, is a certified SMSF Adviser and holds an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning. Contact at [email protected]
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