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Market movements & review video – January 2022
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Market movements & review video – January 2022

Stay up to date with what’s happened in Australian markets over the past month. The global economy and financial markets ended the year as they began, dominated by the pandemic, as the world grappled with a new wave of COVID-19. Global sharemarkets made some big gains in 2021 on the […]

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Tips to help you achieve your professional goals in 2022
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Tips to help you achieve your professional goals in 2022

As we ring in the New Year, you’ve probably set yourself a few personal new year resolutions. What is the likelihood of you sticking to them long-term? Interestingly, most of us will have failed to achieve these resolutions within a few months (if not sooner). They’ve either become so onerous […]

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Stepping stones to reach your goals
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Stepping stones to reach your goals

The calendar turns over to a fresh, brand new year, full of promise, so how do we keep these promises we make to ourselves and get to the end of the year with our resolutions intact and goals realised? We all start out with good intentions when we set our […]

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Investing on facts not FOMO
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Investing on facts not FOMO

Prices for property, cryptocurrencies and shares have all hit records recently. While great news for investors, there’s always a risk that some people will jump into the market because they are afraid of missing out on easy money. FOMO, or the fear of missing out, has always been around on […]

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2021 Year in Review
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2021 Year in Review

There are no prizes for guessing what dominated the economic landscape in 2021. For the second year running, the pandemic was the focus for policy makers, markets, businesses, and individuals alike. The year began with hopes that the rollout of vaccines around the globe would stem the spread of COVID-19 […]

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A watched pot never boils
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A watched pot never boils

Slightly out of context but the quote points to watching something continually, can make it feel like it is never going to happen – in this case boil. Investment markets can feel the same way. The answer to the question, ‘is a correction coming?’ is ‘ALWAYS’. The cyclical nature of […]

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Market movements & review video – December 2021
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Market movements & review video – December 2021

Stay up to date with what's happened in Australian markets over the past month. Our September…

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December 2021
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December 2021

December and summer have finally arrived, and you can almost hear the collective sigh of relief as 2021 draws to a close. As November drew to a close all eyes were on the new strain of the coronavirus, Omicron. Global shares fell sharply on fears that Omicron will spread more […]

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Investing in inflation
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Investing in inflation

Inflation appears to be firmly on the rise and while that is bad news for consumers it’s not necessarily bad news for investors. In fact, inflation may provide new opportunities. In the September quarter, the consumer price index (CPI) rose 3 per cent year on year, a level previously not […]

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The gift of giving this Christmas
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The gift of giving this Christmas

Christmas is a time when we come together to celebrate with our family and friends. And, for those who haven’t been able to see friends and family due to border closures, it will be an even more joyous occasion this year. Gift-giving is typically a big part of celebrating Christmas […]

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Kicking Financial Goals in 2022
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Kicking Financial Goals in 2022

After a difficult year of COVID disruptions and uncertainty, the summer holidays can’t come quickly enough. It’s a chance to refresh and reflect on the year that was and hopefully set some goals for year ahead. Yet this year more than most, many of us may feel that our personal […]

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The New Game | Retirement Income – Financial Standard
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The New Game | Retirement Income – Financial Standard

Managing Director of Centaur Financial Services, Hugh Robertson was featured in the ‘Retirement Income’ addition in Financial Standard – Volume 19 Number 20. “I am deeply concerned that retirees are taking on too much risk to generate income and not understanding how to build a retirement portfolio.” – Hugh Robertson […]

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Centaur Turns 12!
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Centaur Turns 12!

We’re 12! In 2009, Centaur Financial Services opened up its doors with Hugh Robertson as Managing Director and we’ve made a pact each and every day to help the lives of our clients achieve their ultimate personal and financial goals. It’s been one hell of a ride but we wouldn’t […]

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Market movements & review video – November 2021
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Market movements & review video – November 2021

Stay up to date with what's happened in Australian markets over the past month. Our September…

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FSPOWER 50 – Hugh Robertson
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FSPOWER 50 – Hugh Robertson

Hugh has been announced as one of the top 50 most influential financial advisers in the 2021 #FSPOWER50 list, published by Financial Standard The 2021 FS Power50 search recognises the most influential financial advisers in Australia, and Hugh along with our fellow AAN Asset Management directors – Marshall Brentnall and Troy Theobald […]

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November 2021
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November 2021

It’s November and we’re off with the race that stops a nation. While this is normally a given, the fact that the Spring Carnival is going ahead, and overseas travel is back on the agenda, is a welcome sign that Australia is getting back to business. All eyes were on […]

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Cyber security – protecting yourself at home
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Cyber security – protecting yourself at home

Greater flexibility in working arrangements has been a by-product of the pandemic, as working from home has become more widespread. In fact, The Families in Australia Survey: Towards COVID Normal reported in November 2020 that two thirds of Aussies were working from home. While this flexibility has many benefits, it does also […]

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Retirement income on the house
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Retirement income on the house

Asset rich and income poor is the dilemma faced by many retirees. But there may be opportunities to boost your income in retirement by tapping into your biggest asset – your home. With property prices booming, many retirees are finding that the home they have lived in for decades is […]

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A helping hand onto the property ladder
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A helping hand onto the property ladder

Buying your first home is always a big step, but with property prices rising faster than pay packets taking that first step seems more challenging than ever. National house prices rose 20 per cent in the year to September, the fastest growth since 1989. Higher prices have also fanned out […]

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Quarterly Investment Update – AAN
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Quarterly Investment Update – AAN

We are delighted to share with you, a copy of the latest AAN Asset Management Quarterly Investment update. This issue includes: • Investor letter & update • AAN Core Model • AAN Growth Model • AAN Australian Model • AAN Index Core Model • AAN Index Growth Model • AAN […]

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Buy Hold Sell: 3 essential asset classes and 2 to avoid – Livewire
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Buy Hold Sell: 3 essential asset classes and 2 to avoid – Livewire

Our very own Hugh Robertson joins Livewire’s James Marlay in yet another special Income Series edition of Buy Hold Sell. In this episode, Livewire drew on the asset allocation expertise of Hugh Robertson from Centaur Financial Services and Charlie Viola from Pitcher Partners. As stated by Livewire in the release of […]

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How to build a bulletproof income portfolio – Livewire
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How to build a bulletproof income portfolio – Livewire

As a part of Livewire’s annual Income Series, Centaur’s Hugh Robertson joined Charlie Viola and James Marlay to talk through ways to help set you up for retirement.  As shared by Livewire, the trio “discuss why ASFA’s estimated figure for retirement ($640,000 for couples) should be taken with a grain […]

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October News 2021
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October News 2021

It’s October and with grand finals season almost over the countdown to summer begins. Despite ongoing lockdowns, rising vaccination rates are paving the way for the re-opening of borders and business. September was a mixed bag on the economic front. After reaching record highs in August, global sharemarkets stumbled in […]

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Market movements & review video – October 2021
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Market movements & review video – October 2021

Stay up to date with what's happened in Australian markets over the past month. Our September…

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Decision making your way to the best outcome!
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Decision making your way to the best outcome!

Throughout our lives, making a decision is something we do thousands of times a day. Our first thought occurs as soon as we wake, and our final thought when we drift off to sleep. Researchers have found on average, that most people will have approximately 6,200 thoughts per day.i Having […]

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Your SMSF – wind it up or pass it on?
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Your SMSF – wind it up or pass it on?

Now that new legislation allows a maximum of six members in an SMSF, some fund trustees may be wondering if this could be an easy way to ensure a smooth transfer of their super to the next generation. The simple answer is yes, but before you start adding your children and their […]

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Spotlight on super performance
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Spotlight on super performance

Superannuation has provided most fund members with stellar returns since last year’s COVID lows. As always though, some funds performed better than others and recent government reforms make it easier to find out how your fund compares. Indeed, you may have noticed recent media reports naming 13 super funds that […]

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Responsible Investing on the rise
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Responsible Investing on the rise

For many people, there’s much more to choosing investments than focusing exclusively on financial returns. Returns are important, but a growing number of people also want to be assured that their investments align with their values. Everyone’s values are different but given the choice most people would wish to make […]

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Buy Hold Sell: 6 cracking ASX-listed income funds – Livewire
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Buy Hold Sell: 6 cracking ASX-listed income funds – Livewire

Our very own Hugh Robertson joins Livewire’s James Marlay in this special Income Series edition of Buy Hold Sell. Livewire also invited Pitcher Partners’ Charlie Viola to share his thoughts with Centaur Financial Services’ Hugh Robertson, on five cracking ASX-listed ETFs and one REIT for your income portfolio. As stated by […]

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What We Can All Learn From Rocky Balboa – MetLife Podcast
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What We Can All Learn From Rocky Balboa – MetLife Podcast

This week, Hugh sat down for a chat with Noel Lord of Metlife and discussed how Covid-19 has impacted the way he and our team engage with our customers. To listen to the podcast in full, please click here. Transcript below: __________ “Noel Lord: Good morning everybody, and welcome to […]

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