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Innovation fuels Infocus software updates

With their demonstrated commitment to innovation in the financial advice space, Infocus has recently updated its holistic finance practice management software Platformplus with digital signature technology. 
 
Following a consultation with Infocus Group Financial Advisers, clients can now download and review advice online, then sign off via their mobile device. 
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Will Australia see a recession in 2017?

Despite Australia’s record-breaking run of GDP growth, recently the chatter has increased about the possibility of Australia experiencing a recession. 

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Fiduciary Duty: Whose Best Interest is it Anyway?

While on a trip to the US recently I had the opportunity to catch up with a group of peers from around the world.  We got to talking about the advice, asset management and technology industries in the United States and the impact of regulation– particularly the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule.  This requires financial advisers to act in their clients’ best interests with retirement planning and assets and to be transparent with their fees and incentives. It’s a rule that was initially shelved by President Donald Trump, but will now come into effect partially from early June, and fully from January next year.

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Economic Update June 2017

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. 
 
Support mounting for RBA rate cuts
 
- Popular Federal Budget
- United States (US) Federal Reserve maps out recovery phase
- China downgraded by Moody’s
 
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Media Release - H&R Block and Infocus partner for growth

After winning the national tender to partner with H&R Block in December 2016, a pilot program offering no obligation wealth management services to H&R Block tax and accounting clients in South-East Queensland was launched. 
 
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Economic Update May 2017

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. 
 
Global conditions continue to improve
 
- French presidential elections spark markets
- Trump tax cuts as expected
- Surge in Australian employment
 
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Economic Update April 2017

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe.

Global conditions continue to improve

- The “Fed” hikes rates but markets liked it

- China continues to impress

- The United Kingdom (UK) manages Brexit well

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Media Release - Infocus staff giving program

To support the group’s staff giving program, Infocus recently surveyed all 70 staff across the group to select a Charity who will benefit from this year’s fundraising activity.  In 2017, the Infocus team chose a clear winner: the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Managing Director and CEO Rod Bristow, said “Infocus’ workplace giving program, developed in response to our team’s feedback, really helps provide meaning.”

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Media Release - Infocus' referral partnership with H&R Block already delivering the goods

Following the recent announcement of the client referral partnership with H&R Block, Infocus today announced the first referrals under the program are already flowing.
 
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