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Exchange traded funds are a popular form of low-cost investment.

Why everyone is investing in ETFs

Exchange-traded funds are an investment megatrend that offer cheaper fees and a vast array of choice. But there is a lot to consider before buying.

  • Tom Richardson
Melior co-founders Lucy Steed and Tim King.

Investors find value in championing social good

Impact investing is on the rise as more Australians seek to drive positive change as they reap financial returns.

  • Prashant Mehra
Goldman head of asset and wealth management Marc Nachmann: “Obviously you feel some pressure.”

Can this man reverse Goldman Sachs’ falling profits?

Responsibility for correcting two years of declines at the famed investment bank falls on the head of its funds management division.

  • Sridhar Natarajan
Gold explorers that are not yet producing or cash flow positive may not be attractive to investors.

Six tips for buying shares in gold companies

Here’s what investors need to think about when considering buying shares in a gold miner.

  • Elio D'Amato

PAC Capital forced to liquidate ‘esports’ gaming fund

The decision is a blow to fund owner Clayton Larcombe, who has promoted online gaming as a promising investment opportunity.

  • Aaron Patrick
David Jenkins

Caution creeps into green finance market

As investors and regulators lift the credibility bar for borrowers, the sustainability-linked finance market faces its first real confidence test.

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  • Jonathan Shapiro
VanEck’s Arian Neiron.

ETFs quietly rewrite rule books amid regulatory crackdown

ASIC’s move on Vanguard for alleged misleading marketing has the rest of the ETF sector scrambling.

  • Nina Hendy
 The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is one of Australia’s best-selling vehicles and Graham said the vehicle maker can exploit the clean energy transition.

Tesla, Toyota and their lithium suppliers are clean energy winners

Stock pickers and research chiefs are scouring sharemarkets for companies positioned to win from an investment super-trend that is accelerating.

  • Tom Richardson


US banks have retrenched as M&A has slowed from the post-pandemic frenzy of 2021.

Deal making languishes at decade low on private equity drought

At $3.1 trillion, the value of merger and acquisition deals announced in the first nine months of the year was the lowest since 2013.

  • Ivan Levingston, Ortenca Aliaj and James Fontanella-Khan

‘Maybe charge me for being an idiot’: SEC hunts Aussie banker

Andrew Waters, accused of defrauding American investors then fleeing the country, blames a former Trump adviser for his troubles.

  • Primrose Riordan
The time frame of investment is critical, says HSBC Australia’s head of investments Donahue D’Souza.

How much money do you actually need to invest?

New research has found Australians believe they need $15,200 to begin investing. But do you actually need that much?

  • Lucy Dean
Li Lu in 1989 leading protests at Tiananmen Square: “I am a survivor.”

No other investor has a life story as unbelievable as Li Lu

The inside story of a radical who fled Tiananmen made billions betting on China.

  • Eleanor Olcott

A robot beat Australia’s top fundies (but it still can’t count)

A three-month experiment comparing a portfolio of stocks chosen by ChatGPT and Bard delivered mixed results, and lessons for investors.

  • Lucy Dean
Fortescue Metals Group executive chairman Andrew Forrest.

Forrest empire exodus spreads with two more CEOs

Former Mincor chief executive Gabrielle Iwanow and Joost Heymeijer, the boss of the Forrest family’s hospitality and lifestyle arm, have departed.

  • Brad Thompson
The Waters’ targeted investors in the wealthy ski resort town of Aspen in Colorado, the SEC alleges.

Australian couple defrauded wealthy Americans, SEC claims

Andrew and Helen Waters targeted the parents of their children’s friends in California and Aspen to pay for a “lavish” lifestyle, the US regulator alleges.

  • Primrose Riordan
Investors will be navigating high inflation, high interest rates and ongoing volatility for some time yet.

Investing amid inflation with property credit

Low interest rates, low inflation and modest economic growth.


by La Trobe Financial