Vale John Bogle
Vale John Bogle
Many of our readers may never have heard of John Bogle, and yet he was one of the most important figures in the investment industry over the past 50 years. For investment industry insiders he is the father of modern index funds. He died last week aged 89.
Bogle was the founder and CEO of Vanguard Investments, now the largest fund company managing nearly A$6.8 trillion. To put his contribution … more
Welcome to 2019
It seems that 2019 has started in a purposeful way for many people. Often in January it is hard to find anyone back at work before the Australia Day weekend – but this year we have started back with a bang.
We’re all looking forward to a year of personal and professional growth, and one where we help our clients solve problems and achieve goals. Last year was an amazing … more
2018 | The year in review
Investors started 2018 full of hope, with the global economy and financial markets in good shape, but by year’s end they were uncertain and a little anxious about what lay ahead. Markets responded with last minute falls across all asset classes.
The issues that weighed heavily were the unresolved trade dispute between the US and China, confusion over Brexit, rising US interest rates, falling commodity prices and the US government … more
What’s your magic number?
By Damon Sugden
Survey respondents, including active Australian investors, revealed a disconnect between income amounts believed to be needed in retirement, versus their real cost of living. Pre-retiree Australians foresee their base line living expenses will consume up to 40% of their retirement income, whilst … more
Smart Investor | December 2018
Research, Trends, Topics and Asset Class Returns for Long-term Investors.
The 70-20-10 Rule for Investing
By David Andrew | Accredited Investment Fiduciary
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what investors should expect from financial markets and how to deal with the inevitable emotions that come from volatility and downturns in markets.
Over the past two months we have seen markets jittery once again, with the S&P/ASX300 retreating by -6.18% … more
When markets tumble – who should be concerned?
By David Andrew
When markets tumble as they inevitably do from time to time – we always wake to a headline like the one in last Wednesday’s Australian newspaper. Designed to shake you to your boots, we are left pondering the impact on our own investment fortunes. We’re only human after all.
For those who don’t work in financial markets, a severe market down turn is really the only time… more
GFC Ten Years On – A Reflection on the Collapse of Lehman Brothers
By David Andrew
Accredited Investment Fiduciary
We have just passed the anniversary of the scariest day of my financial career – the day Lehman Brothers collapsed. While the GFC was well underway, it was the Lehman Collapse that shifted us from a garden variety downturn, to a truly momentous event that threatened the financial system itself.
In the lead up to 16 September 2008, we had already seen the collapse … more
Investment Committee Update
The past few months have been busy for the Investment Committee at Capital Partners and we have a number of important projects under way.
At the moment we are reviewing our asset allocation positions and in particular the weightings we hold in Australian versus international shares.
We are also coming up to the 15th anniversary of the implementation of our first Asset Class portfolios. Very few financial planning firms have … more
What is a Fiduciary and where do I find one?
This article discusses some of the findings of the Royal Commission and introduces the concept of a Fiduciary adviser.
It seems that choosing a financial planner is one of the more difficult things to do in life these days, if the findings of the Royal Commission are to be believed. And yet for many Australians, they simply wouldn’t or perhaps couldn’t, approach retirement planning and other important life decisions without … more
Looking to the Future
Capital Partners New Principals
(Left to right) Kathryn Creasy, Rakesh Shah, Michael Hayward, James McLeod, Charmaine Lamprecht, Steven Boyce and John Ryan
For over two years now, we have been working towards the implementation of a succession plan that will welcome a new generation of owners at Capital Partners.
Next year marks our 20th anniversary, and with all of our founding principals in their 50’s, it makes sense … more