Australia’s housing affordability crisis and a new report revealing investors aged under 35 are more risk averse than their baby boomer counterparts could be giving clues about the next big trend in the investing habits of millennials - and it proves they can have their smashed avocado and eat it too!
Impact investing is a unique and innovative method of both social service provision and investing – involving Government, investors and the not-for-profit sector working together for a dual purpose. The most pressing social and environmental issues cannot be solved by the public sector alone, hence the need for institutional investors to invest capital, while the need for solutions grows. While the current impact investing market in Australia is small, it has great potential to transform into an asset class with attractive rates of return for 'traditional’ or 'mainstream’ investors.
The Productivity Commission’s (PC) interim report is an important step towards introducing genuine competition in the default superannuation market. The Financial Services Council (FSC) recognises the principle that competition policy is in the best interests of consumers is at the core of each of the four models proposed by the Commission. The evidence is clear; competitive markets drive prices lower, improves service quality and encourages product innovation.