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    Vector Insights

    12 October 2017

    Introducing Frank

    Michael Brown, Director, Operations & Finance

    Meet Frank. He works in the ATO but Frank is cool. Frank gives you money rather than takes it away from you. Here, we introduce you to Frank so you can understand how he works and get the best out of him. Frank packs the greatest punch when he’s operating at 100%.


    Vector Insights

    29 September 2017

    The yield chasers

    by Russel Chesler , Director, Investments & Portfolio Strategy

    In today's low interest rate environment, investors who seek high, predictable income find it difficult to achieve their goals. The search for more income involves taking on more risk. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) offer yield-seeking investors access to a variety of asset classes that generate income. With ETFs, you do not have to lock your money away for a year with a bank in a term deposit, rather you buy and sell on ASX when you need to. Some ETFs pay income well above the returns paid by term deposits, however it's important investors understand the risks of the different ETF options available.

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    Vector Insights

    by Brad Livingstone-Foggo , Head of Marketing - Australia

    Research this week released by UBS indicates that nearly one third of Australian mortgage applications were completed with the same accuracy as Homer Simpson’s. The impact of so-called ‘liar loans’ could be detrimental to banks, but there is a simple way Australian investors can significantly reduce their exposure to a sector facing significant headwinds while improving diversification to the broader Australian market.

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    by Brad Livingstone-Foggo , Head of Marketing - Australia

    Smart beta approaches in equites are well documented but are rarely mentioned in the context of bonds. Investors have over 25 smart beta equity ETFs to choose from on ASX. In fixed income there are just a few. But while still in its infancy for Australian investors, the early indications are that for Australian bond investing, smart beta is here for the duration.

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    Vector Insights

    18 August 2017

    ETF Myth Busters

    by Arian Neiron , Managing Director

    ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) are being blamed for everything. Apparently they will be the cause of the next bubble, are distorting the market and are leading the financial world to Armageddon. Much of the criticism has come from active fund managers who stand to lose the most from the rise of passive investing. These so-called threats can be refuted.

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