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The top five ETFs and a few to watch

Australians’ love affair with ETFs is far from over. August marked another record, with total market cap breaking the $30 billion barrier. According...

Industry Talk

MINIs – the pint size portfolio powerhouse

I recently wrote a piece on warrants from the position of knowing very little (or next to nothing) about warrants. The things I know about MINIs...

Industry Talk

Blockchain 101: How it works & how it can benefit everyday life

Since my first blog about Blockchain in February last year the world of fintech has continued to innovate and develop. Melbourne is about to become a...

Industry Talk

The Mighty Amazon

We have fielded numerous questions about the impact of Amazon’s imminent entry into the Australian retail market. Given most Australian...

Klink's Corner Industry Talk Fintech Innovation

Australia's FinTech Industry: Batting above our average ?

As part of attending the launch of Gker, a  new fintech incubator in Shanghai last week, I was asked to give a presentation on the Australian fintech...

Trading & Investing Industry Talk Market Updates

Grow Ahead of the Curve

I’ve written a couple of times about the emergence of the Exchange Traded Managed Funds – which to complicate things, have also been going by the...

Industry Talk

Ethics & stockbroking in a post FOFA world

My first brush with a lack of ethics in financial advice was some years ago, before I worked in the industry. I’d received an inheritance that was to...

Industry Talk

Top 3 listed investment trends to watch in 2017

Scrolling through LinkedIn last week, I was shocked by a headline – ‘Passive to overtake active in US by 2024, says Moody’s’. Wowza! A fair chunk of...

Trading & Investing Industry Talk Fintech Innovation

Chi-X: securities trading with cutting-edge technology

I was interested to watch John Fildes interviewed by OpenMarkets for a blog in December 2015. When describing the entry of Chi-X to the Australian...

Trading & Investing Industry Talk

The world-leading, next wave of exchange traded investments

I recently published a blog about mFunds. While doing some research on the subject, I spoke to a number of financial advisers and brokers.  One...

Trading & Investing Industry Talk

5 reasons why mFunds aren’t flourishing

When I started asking financial advisers and brokers if they used mFunds, the most common response was “what’s an mFund?” While that is clearly the...

Industry Talk

Blockchain: the next revolution in financial services?

  Fintech. Disruption. Transformation. The hyperbole surrounding the technological leaps in the financial services industry (among others) is...