Self-managed super funds guided by advisers have re-emerged as a distinct force in the Australian market since the pandemic, driving growth in account numbers, overtaking self-directed SMSFs by new account openings and showing more engagement in their trading than non-advised SMSFs, according to new AUSIEX data.
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One message of International Women's Day is about female empowerment, especially regarding personal finance. AUSIEX data shows SMSFs are proving to be the vehicle of choice for younger women to take control of their financial future and invest their retirement savings.
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Surging interest in financial technology and climate themes helped shape trading in the heavyweight mining and financial services industries over 2021 as younger investors flocked to the market.
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Out of sight, out of mind – that was a common description of superannuation in the past. However, AUSIEX trading data is now painting a different picture.
Take-up of exchange traded funds (ETFs) is growing strongly as advisers seek efficient and timely ways to diversify portfolios and invest thematically in a rapidly evolving market.
A new generation of younger, self-directed investors has flocked to the stock market during COVID, creating opportunities and responsibilities for the industry.
New data from AUSIEX reveals that women are closing the gap on men when it comes to investing, representing an emerging opportunity for advisers.
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2020 recap and 2021 outlook
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