Blog posts

Insurance and succession planning for small businesses

18 Mar 2020

When you start out in business, your focus is likely to be on growth and managing day-to-day activities. Then, as your business expands, things get more complex. Perhaps you take on more employees, acquire more assets or develop your product and service offering.

67 is the new 65

18 Mar 2020

Over the last 20 years, since 1999, the percentage of Australians age 65 years or over increased from 12.3% to 15.9%. This group is projected to increase more rapidly over the next decade, as more baby boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964) turn 65.1

Sustainable Investment - aligning your investments with your values

18 Mar 2020

The recent devastating bushfires in Australia have driven the climate change conversation further up the political and public agenda. Industry is also responding with Blackrock, the world’s largest fund manager, recently pledging to toughen its stance on climate change by reducing its investment exposure to thermal coal.

News from our CEO

18 Mar 2020

Terry Dillon, CEO provides an update on the challenging start to the new year, the global forces driving market uncertainty and Shadforth becoming a certified fiduciary advice firm.

Coronavirus market update

16 Mar 2020

Our Research Team look at the factors that have driven recent share market volatility, and investigate the historical impacts of epidemics on investment markets.

Giving and leaving a legacy

28 Nov 2019

Traditionally, Christmas and the end of the year is seen as a time of giving to those less fortunate. But why stop giving at Christmas? We look at ways you can give in a meaningful way.

Investment market review - Quarter-ended 30 September 2019

28 Nov 2019

The Research team provides a performance summary and commentary on each of the five main asset classes.

The lay of the land - is property still a viable investment?

28 Nov 2019

In this article we provide an overview of the current state of the Australian property market, outline alternatives to investing in residential property and explain how you can reduce your tax liability and boost your retirement income.

Fitness and finance at your fingertips

28 Nov 2019

In today’s technology-driven world, we’re expected to be available, online, at any time. But with frequent studies telling us technology overuse is bad for our productivity, our sleep, our relationships and even our mental health, is it time to go offline?

Drawing down on your super - rewards and risks

28 Nov 2019

You’ve spent your life accumulating your super and now you’re nearing retirement and the next phase of your life. What are the options for transitioning to retirement and, once you retire completely, how can you avoid the risk of your super running out before you do?

News from our CEO

28 Nov 2019

Message from Terry Dillon – Shadforth CEO.

Are avocados to blame for housing affordability?

14 Oct 2019

Australian Demographer Bernard Salt wrote a tongue in cheek article for The Australian in 2016 about observing “young people who order smashed avocado with crumbled feta on five grain toasted bread at $22 a pop and more”.