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BGL joins forces with trading platform

BGL joins forces with trading platform

Software provider BGL Corporate Solutions has integrated with an investor trading platform which will provide BGL users with access to the platform and portfolio construction tools. BGL managing director Ron Lesh says the integration with SelfWealth will provide accountants with access to the SelfWealth trading platform, portfolio construction tools and stock research through Thomson Reuters. Accountants will also be able to extend these services to their clients.

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Smartphone finance: welcome to the world of fintechs Read more: http://www.afr.com/brand/luxury/hippocket-finance-welcome-to-the-world-of-fintechs-20170221-guhq2t#ixzz4e69IZxLc Follow us: @FinancialReview on Twitter | financialreview on Facebook

"Time is money", counselled Benjamin Franklin in his essay Advice to a Young Tradesman, published in 1748. Franklin, who died in 1790, bequeathed the princely sum of £1000 to the cities of Philadelphia and Boston. The first vesting occurred 100 years later, and the trust had to be closed after 200 years. Once you’ve read Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys, however, strategies lasting two centuries seem ridiculous. Flash Boys, published in 2014, plots the rise of trading algorithms, front-running and dark pools, with decisions measured in thousandths of a second.

Investing in Self-Managed Super

Investing in Self-Managed Super

Accountants have long provided both accounting expertise and investment advice to Self Managed Super Funds, but that era will come to an end on June 30, 2018. That’s when the “accountant’s exemption” to the 2016 financial advice licensing reforms expires. From then on, it will be illegal for accountants to advise their clients on investment decisions unless they hold a licence in their own right. As a result, accountants are now grappling with how to retain the business of setting up, structuring and maintaining their clients’ SMSFs while not saying anything that looks, sounds or smells like advice. Andrew Ward, managing director of online platform SelfWealth, believes his “social network for investors and trading solution” solves the problem.

Transparent knowledge: The key to wealth

Transparent knowledge: The key to wealth

Humans tend to overcomplicate things. Like investment. Growing your money is pretty simple, as Vanguard founder Jack Bogle famously demonstrated in the 1970s: if you want to earn yourself a decent return, invest in a fund that reflects the market as a whole over a long period of time. Now we take for granted that a diversified portfolio will outperform most managed funds. Unfortunately, many people still think of investment as too complex.

Investor Review Announce the Winners of the 2016 Institutional Awards

Investor Review Announce the Winners of the 2016 Institutional Awards

United Kingdom, November 2016 – Investor Review Magazine have announced the winners of the 2016 Institutional Awards. SelfWealth Ltd Are proud to announce that we have been awarded: Best Online Investment Portfolio Management Tool & Award for Innovation in Financial Technology! Investing is big business, and there are few businesses as vast as the institutional investors. Including banks, finance companies, funds and trusts, these firms are the biggest participants in securities trading and their stock market volumes have gone from strength to strength over the years.

Winners revealed: the Optus My Business Awards 2016

Winners revealed: the Optus My Business Awards 2016

Winners are grinners, and there was no shortage of happy faces on the SME community's night of nights. Check out the full list of winners from this year's awards. With 214 finalists representing 150 businesses over 24 categories, the Optus My Business Awards 2016 was a sell-out event. Hosted on Friday, 18 November at Sydney's Four Points by Sheraton hotel, the evening was filled with plenty of fun, frivolity and excitement – as well as a few tears.

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