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What’s more important: the pre tax or after tax return?

26 March 2020

When you’re researching an investment, one of the first things you look for is how it has performed over time. Generally, the investment promoter will highlight the most attractive figure to draw you in – the headline return – and have the after-tax and fees return in smaller print where it’s difficult to spot. By

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Centuria ‘LifeGoals’ awarded ‘Very Strong’ by Australia Ratings

12 December 2019

Centuria Life’s latest investment bond offering is recognised for a well-managed, robust investment structure with multiple solutions in one Centuria LifeGoals, Centuria Life’s new investment bonds product, has been awarded a rating of ‘Very Strong’ by Australia Ratings. Centuria Life is part of specialist investment manager Centuria Capital Group (Centuria, ASX: CNI). The ‘Very Strong’

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Centuria LifeGoals Product Spotlight

Michael Blake, Centuria’s Head of Life, shares with SMSFAdviser the features of investment bonds, and why Centuria’s LifeGoals product might meet your financial needs.

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Do you prefer an active or passive fund manager?

12 June 2019

There are typically two styles of fund managers: active and index (or passive).  An active manager tries to beat the market by picking and choosing investments that aim to outperform a benchmark index, such as the S&P ASX300 index. Index managers take a more passive approach and aim to replicate an index’s return. They do

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Change in Registry Service Provider

20 December 2018

Please be advised that Centuria is transitioning its registry service provider to Boardroom Pty Limited (BoardRoom) for all investments. The transition follows a comprehensive review of our registry services and tender process. BoardRoom has a 30-year track record in safely managing share registries, offering an efficient, tailored and cost-effective solution, which can deliver an optimal

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Superannuation is very tax-effective, BUT…!

11 December 2018

By Michael Blake, Head of Centuria Life Superannuation is the most tax-effective vehicle in which to save for retirement, but it does come with restrictions. Recent changes to the super system has meant people can no longer put as much money into super as they could previously. This has led to a resurgence of interest

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A tax-free investment that isn’t super

4 May 2018

Allison Macfarlane recently presented at the Switzer Investor Strategy Day “A tax-free investment that isn’t super”

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Michael Blake appointed to run Centuria Life

24 April 2018

Specialist investment manager Centuria Capital Group (ASX: CNI) today announced the appointment of Michael Blake to Head of Centuria Life. Centuria Life is the company’s investment bond business, with more than $850 million in funds under management. Michael has been at Centuria since the beginning of 2016, serving as Head of Sales and Marketing. With

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Are the super changes affecting your retirement planning?

11 April 2018

If they’re not, maybe they should be, says Neil Rogan, General Manager of Investment Bonds for Centuria. Investment bonds can be a tax-effective alternative to super for those Australians affected by last year’s changes. Major changes to the superannuation rules came into effect in mid-2017, and by now, many SMSFs,as well as Australians earning higher

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Long-term investing made simple

22 March 2018

An investment bond is the ultimate set-and-forget long-term investment plan – with the added benefit of flexibility and tax-effectiveness. Sometimes it takes a shock to focus the mind, and when it comes to money and investments, it’s rarely a good shock. The Christmas credit card statement springs to mind, or the realisation of just how

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