Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson comments on companies, markets and the economy.

Adele Ferguson

Super funds overbalance again as exposure to equities reaps sharemarket whirlwind

Adele Ferguson If there was any doubt that the country's $1.3 trillion retirement savings are too dependent on the vagaries of the sharemarket, take a look at the impact of the recent equities bloodbath on the...

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Suffering super funds need to go low-risk

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Adele Ferguson The country's $1.3 trillion superannuation industry is too dependent on the stockmarket.

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QBE's addiction to acquisitions results in diminishing returns

Adele Ferguson When insurers IAG and Suncorp publish their results this week, shareholders will get a greater insight into the depth and duration of the drag on insurance earnings across the industry.

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After bad weather, insurers may hit more storms as premiums rise and margins fall

Adele Ferguson When the insurers IAG and Suncorp publish their results this week shareholders will get a greater insight into the depth and duration of the drag on insurance earnings across the industry.

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Murky world of super funds needs transparency

Adele Ferguson Super funds oversee the fourth-largest pool of managed money in the world, yet in Australia they fail to meet basic levels of corporate accountability.

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A super shindig, cooled by the prospect of reform

Adele Ferguson As heads of the $1.3 trillion superannuation industry descended on Canberra on Tuesday night to celebrate 20 years of compulsory super, hanging over them was the impending release of draft regulation...

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Can a rate cut give property trusts a boost?

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Adele Ferguson If the poor performance of department stores in the various listed property trusts continues, it could start the mall owners thinking about taking back some space and using it more productively.

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ASIC's move helps investors better understand the risk of delving into the market

Adele Ferguson Three months into the top job at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, chairman Greg Medcraft, is making some big inroads into cleaning up the opaque world of contracts for difference...

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New ASIC boss swings into action on market transparency and disclosure

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Adele Ferguson Three months into the top job at the corporate watchdog, Greg Medcraft is making some big inroads into cleaning up the opaque world of contracts for difference, exposing the risks associated with...

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Leighton's success or failure in the pipeline

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Adele Ferguson Shares in Leighton Holdings rocketed today as investors took the company's lead and looked to the $46 billion work in hand.

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Regulatory loopholes exposed

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Adele Ferguson Shadow broker Sonray Capital Markets co-founder Russell Johnson's new business as an authorised representative of Romad Financial Services was revoked this month, days after its existence was exposed.

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Sonray founder's exposure dramatises how advisers can operate through back door

Adele Ferguson Shadow broker Sonray Capital Markets co-founder Russell Johnson's new business as an authorised representative of Romad Financial Services was revoked this month, days after its existence was exposed.

Investors beware: lax laws let spruikers loose

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Adele Ferguson and Simon Johanson Investors left reeling from the past week's sharemarket gyrations face losing millions more from finance and property schemes supervised by the corporate regulator ASIC.

Delving into the dark side of shadow brokers

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Adele Ferguson, Simon Johanson Fancy a private dinner for 20 with Virgin founder Richard Branson? What about learning to make a fortune on stocks in 30 minutes? Or find out how to hide your assets from creditors, like Alan Bond...

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Turbo-charged trading magnifies market's wild moves

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Adele Ferguson Global markets are going up and down like a yo-yo and while many people are losing a lot of money from the bloodbath, others are making a killing.

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Market morphine won't calm consumers

Adele Ferguson Consumer confidence data out today should give pause to those thinking that today's dose of market morphine won't wear off.

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Rate moves point to grim future

Adele Ferguson The swift decision by CBA and Westpac to slash interest rates is the strongest indication yet that investors are abandoning equities.

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Everyone's counting financial cost but social unrest could follow as night does day

Adele Ferguson Investors in global equities markets might be feeling battered and bruised as fears of a global recession take hold but the riots in London could become a symbol of a social backlash smouldering away...

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The rioting's on the wall as unrest simmers in debt-bloated countries

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Adele Ferguson Investors in global equities markets might be feeling battered and bruised as fears of a global recession take hold, but the riots in London could become a symbol of a social backlash smouldering...

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S&P's warning for the Asia-Pacific

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Adele Ferguson S&P's comments on the debt outlook for the Asia-Pacific don't give investors in this region any cause for complacency.

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