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15 March 2016

Walk the line—a good trustee can be a good corporate citizen

UniSuper's Head of Risk and Legal Services: Investments Luke Barrett on investing...

4 March 2016

Investment market update - March 2016

January’s market woes continued in the early weeks of February as most markets reached fresh lows.

1 March 2016

Balanced option ranked number one for three-year returns

The latest SuperRatings report is in and it contains good news for members.

15 February 2016

Investment market update—February 2016

The first seven weeks of 2016 have been nothing short of horrible for investors. At the time of writing the Australian share market is down over 10% for the calendar year but isn’t alone, with shares down more than 9% in the US, 17% in Japan and more than 20% in China.

14 January 2016

Investment market update—January 2016

After finishing broadly flat over 2015, global share markets have had quite a shock in the opening two weeks of 2016, with most major markets down around 6%.

22 December 2015

The risk of being defensive

When considering defensive investments, it’s natural to assume they carry lower levels of risk than growth assets. But it’s important to be aware that they’re not risk-free.

8 December 2015

Investment market update—December 2015

Global share markets diverged in November as markets started preparing for a world in which we’re seeing the major central banks moving in opposite directions.

13 November 2015

Investment market update—November 2015

Share markets worldwide enjoyed a solid bounce in October. The Australian market was up over 4%, with listed property once again providing a positive contribution.

12 October 2015

Investment market update—October 2015

The weak trajectory that took hold of the world’s share markets in August continued into September as investors remain concerned about the risk of a major global slowdown.

6 October 2015

An insiders' look at diversification

One of the basic pieces of advice given to investors is to ensure their portfolio is well diversified to help protect against volatile markets.