05.08.2020

Centuria LifeGoals Fund Manager Selection

Jack Coleman, Portfolio Manager for Centuria LifeGoals, talks about Centuria LifeGoals and its Fund Manager selection process.
04.08.2020

Online switching now available

Investors can now submit a switch request for Centuria’s LifeGoals and Investment Bonds products through their CenturiaInvestor account, instead of having to fill out and submit a paper form. Submitting a switch request is quick and easy to do online. Once the investor is logged into their Centuria Investor account, the ‘switch’ option is available from the left-hand menu.
10.06.2020

Centuria launches Investment Bond Calculator

Today, Centuria Capital Limited’s investment bond business, Centuria Life, launched its bespoke investment bond calculator after more than 12 months of development and testing. The calculator, known as LifeGoals Investment Forecaster Tool (LIFT), follows the launch of the Centuria LifeGoals investment bond products in March 2019. It is one of the most sophisticated investment bonds calculators available in Australia as it incorporates metrics such as franking levels,
01.06.2020

Our payment details are changing

Centuria Life has updated its banking facility across its product range and as a result of the update BPAY and EFT details for Centuria Investment Bonds and Centuria LifeGoals have changed. If you have direct debit setup there is nothing further you need to do. If you use BPAY or EFT to make contributions to your Bond please note new BPAY and banking account details which are effective immediately.
26.03.2020

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

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 just focusing on an investment’s pre-tax returns,
12.12.2019

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

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’ ranking reflects the ratings agency’s “very strong level of confidence that the product can deliver a well-managed,
11.12.2019

Product Spotlight: Centuria LifeGoals

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.
12.06.2019

Do you prefer an active or passive fund manager?

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 this by tracking the returns of the index they follow by buying most of the holdings in that index.
20.12.2018

Change in Registry Service Provider

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 experience for all unitholders.
11.12.2018

Superannuation is very tax-effective, BUT…!

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 in alternative tax-effective savings options such as investment bonds.