Craig spent his life helping others. He was a surgeon, teaching others and treating patients both in Australia and with the Australian army. However, after a near-deadly bike accident revealed a hidden disease, he found himself without a job, without income and without hope. Fortunately, his adviser pointed him towards insurance and Craig’s story changed from one of tragedy, to one of renewed purpose.
An accident can have devastating consequences for clients, both physically and emotionally. In this AIA Australia claimant story, we meet Adam Cherry who was left unable to work after a motorbike accident, and learn how his AIA income protection insurance helped to relieve the financial stress he was facing while he recovered.
An accident or illness can have devastating consequences for clients, and that’s before financial considerations are even taken into account. In this AIA Australia claimant story, we see the profound impact having family insurance has made for the Conroy family and the role their financial adviser played in making this happen.
A herniated disc sounds agonising enough. But add to that the fact that you’re a brand-new parent, and you’re in whole new world of pain. This was the reality for Andrew and his family when he got injured at work. With wife Hayley on maternity leave and Andrew out of work (and a long medical journey ahead of him), just keeping up with the mortgage wouldn’t have been possible if it hadn’t been for the insurance cover they’d had the foresight to take out.
Australia as a nation is critically underinsured. Our 'she'll be right' attitude is leaving thousands in dire straits when the unexpected strikes. Insurance Masters follows the stories of those who suffered the worst and rebuilt their lives thanks to insurance.
The economic weight of the world is shifting. 10 years ago, emerging markets made up about 30% of the world’s GDP, now it’s almost half. UBS Asset Management’s Geoffrey Wong makes the case for emerging market opportunities for growth investors.
In this quarterly update, Financial Planning Association chief executive Dante De Gori discusses how the advice industry is being reshaped by reforms, the Royal Commission and the court of popular opinion. While advisers will face multiple challenges over the next few years, De Gori has some practical advice about how to move the industry forward.
An accident or illness can have devastating consequences for clients and that’s before financial considerations are even taken into account. When Carla's daughter was diagnosed with leukaemia she never imagined how much her adviser and AIA insurance would be able to provide the support she needed. Due to having family income protection insurance Carla was able to be there for her child when she needed her most.
Succession planning is a challenge for any business, but the stakes are higher when you're managing almost $30 billion in assets. As legendary investor Kerr Neilson steps down as CEO of Platinum Asset Management, we sat down in an exclusive interview with fellow co-founder and new CEO, Andrew Clifford, and talked about how one of Australia's largest asset management firms handles succession.
As an asset class, fixed income is often overlooked in favour of newer and more dynamic investment strategies, however, at a time when we’re expecting to feel the result of quantitative tightening around the globe, and volatility and uncertainty are returning to markets, perhaps predictability and stability of returns are just what’s needed. In this Market Update, Anne Anderson of UBS Asset Management makes a case for fixed income, how it’s being used by younger investors to realise their goals, and why it’s needed now more than ever.