Financial Standard Podcast

Financial Standard Podcast

The weekly Financial Standard podcast covers the latest developments in finance, investment trends, and economics that are shaping the future of Australia’s wealth management landscape by talking to leading professional voices in Australia and from around the world. Brought to you by Financial Standard. Take the lead.


September 20, 2023 11 mins

The evolving financial advice landscape in Australia is being shaped by technological advancements and a declining number of financial advisers. Finura Group joint managing director Peter Worn joins Financial Standard to discuss how the influx of new digital services will impact the future of advice. #financialstandard #cassandrabaldini

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The annual superannuation performance test results were released recently, including trustee-directed products for the first time. Willis Towers Watson director of investments Jonathan Grigg joins Financial Standard shares his insights as to the results, what we can expect going forward, and just how far the test’s scope should be expanded.

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September 6, 2023 13 mins

Fear is in the air for many experts as China’s economic growth chokes and the economy experiences deflation. However, Fidelty International investment director Catherine Yeung says investors shouldn’t lose sight of the broader context and potential for long-term investment opportunities in China. Tune in to find out more.

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August 30, 2023 22 mins

Bigger, older, hotter, richer, more diverse, less productive - that's the Australia of 2063. Today, we sit down with Rainmaker Information executive director of research Alex Dunnin to find out more about the government's latest Intergenerational Report. 

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August 23, 2023 18 mins

It's no secret Australia's population is ageing, and the superannuation industry is being called to effectively manage the influx of retirees over the next decade. However, cautionary calls from governmental and regulatory bodies say the sector isn't ready. Senior journalist Cassandra Baldini sits down with KPMG superannuation advisory partner Melinda Howes, who explains where the industry is at and what still needs to be done to e...

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August 16, 2023 11 mins

The Reserve Bank of Australia has announced a reshuffle of its processes and management team to take place next year but the extent of their impact and whether they will influence the bank's forward decision-making in any way is yet to be determined. Independent economist Nicki Hutley joins Financial Standard to share what she believes we can expect.

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Endeavours to enhance financial literacy across the nation remain a significant task. This is specifically relevant for Australia's Indigenous population, who continue to grapple with elevated levels of financial stress and lack of financial stability. First Nations Foundation chief executive Phil Usher joins Financial Standard to discuss the organisation's mission to enhance financial wellbeing within Indigenous communit...

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August 2, 2023 13 mins

In today’s tumultuous investment landscape, the asset management industry faces a host of challenges. In this episode, Northern Trust Asset Servicing president of asset servicing Pete Cherecwich discusses how asset managers are facing adversity with optimism and navigating challenges for growth.

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July 26, 2023 20 mins
The acknowledged housing crisis in Australia has led to the emergence of build-to-rent schemes as a potential solution. While such initiatives have garnered interest from super funds, they may not directly address the needs of those most in need. HOPE Housing chief executive Tim Buskens joins Financial Standard to discuss alternative co-investment solutions that look to tackle the growing problem with a more meaningfu...
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July 19, 2023 13 mins

The nature and severity of cyber-attacks is constantly evolving, posing a significant risk for the financial services industry which holds some of the most sensitive data of all. Government and regulators remain committed to initiatives that bolster internal cybersecurity practices, but whether these measures will be able to prevent data breaches remains uncertain, EY Asia Pacific financial services cybersecurity leader Rohit Rao t...

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Demand for financial advice practices is surging following a squeeze in property supply that had led to market shortages, increasing valuations between 6-11%. In particular, buyers are snapping up life insurance practices as soon as they hit the market following a drop in risk advisers and a lack of newly established firms. 

As the advice sector starts to recover following years of uncertainty, Radar Results chief executive Joh...

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Super funds appear to have bounced back with the surge in equities boosting MySuper products, delivering starkly different returns to just 12 months ago.

 Rainmaker Information executive director of research Alex Dunnin joins Financial Standard to discuss why the industry is so robust despite the current macroeconomic climate and if the good fortune will last. 

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June 28, 2023 13 mins

Following the government's update to the annual superannuation performance test, industry feedback has been varied and some are saying there is still work to do. Industry Super Australia deputy chief executive Matthew Linden joins Financial Standard to discuss the positives to come from the reforms and the things that remain on the wish list.

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June 21, 2023 9 mins

Australia's superannuation sector is set to be given a larger role in making financial advice more affordable following the passing of 14 out of the 22 recommendations from the Quality of Advice Review. Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia deputy chief executive Glenn McCrea joins Financial Standard to discuss the proposed reforms, how to best navigate conflicts of interest, and whether super funds are ready.

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June 14, 2023 10 mins

As we come to the close of another financial year, BT Financial Group technical consultant Tim Howard joins Financial Standard to discuss the big themes for financial advisers and their clients this EOFY. 

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June 7, 2023 9 mins

Last year saw value stocks wake from a decade-long slumber, rallying significantly. However, as interest rates soared a new favourite was crowned. BlackRock head of investment strategy APAC Thomas Taw joins Financial Standard to unpack the market rotation.

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May 31, 2023 12 mins

Earlier in the week, US lawmakers struck a tentative deal to raise the debt ceiling. The decision was imperative to avoid a national default disaster however, some believe it's just pushing the can further down the road. 

AMP Capital's chief economist Shane Oliver joins Financial Standard to discuss the agreement and what the event means for Australia. 

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It’s been a challenging period for investors looking to shelter from inflation and high interest rates. Stockspot founder and chief executive Chris Brycki speaks to Financial Standard about investment trends and client concerns that are dominating while the globe braces for a potential recession.

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May 17, 2023 11 mins

AustralianSuper’s breach around intra-fund consolidation has led to consumer advocates calling for regulatory action and greater transparency within the superannuation industry. Holding Redlich partner superannuation Luke Hooper joins Financial Standard to discuss the necessity for tighter rules and what that might look like if implemented. 

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May 10, 2023 9 mins

The government's budget, handed down by Treasurer Jim Chalmers, has received some mixed reviews and backlash from stakeholders who believe certain opportunities were missed.

HLB Mann Judd wealth management partner Michael Hutton joins Financial Standard to discuss some of the key points and weighs in on proposals he believes need more work.

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