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Honner Blog 10/11/2020


Several new niche financial publications have launched as publishers respond to the rise of ‘Robinhood’ investors. Read about the latest media news, insights and industry moves in Honner’s Quarterly Media Wrap.


Honner Blog 30/09/2020


“Seeing is believing” is more than a cliché. In this Q&A, Honner’s partner videographer Theo Fatseas shares insights on making compelling videos that resonate with audiences.


Honner Blog 27/05/2020

Honner survey: what COVID-19 has meant for the way financial journalists work

We wanted to understand what COVID-19 has meant for the way financial journalists work, so we did a survey to find out. Here’s what we discovered, writes Managing Director, Paul Cheal. 


Honner Blog 19/05/2020

Media in the new normal of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has changed every aspect of our lives, and this has been especially true for the media, who have been working round the clock like any other front-line essential worker. With everything else around the world practically coming to a standstill, the news cycle has picked up pace, buzzing with demand for trusted, timely and relevant information like never seen before.


Honner Blog 6/03/2020

Favourable news coverage is not a ‘great outcome’ – so let’s stop calling it that

It is a common mistake in PR to refer to positive news coverage as a “great outcome”. AMEC has defined communicational outcomes as the effects in the perceptions, attitudes and behaviour of our target audience. None of these changes are observable through news coverage.


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BetaShares’ low-cost, multi-asset Diversified ETFs now available on the ASX

BetaShares, a leading Australian ETF Manager, has announced that its series of four Diversified ETFs is now available on the ASX.


BetaShares/Investment Trends ETF Report: Industry goes from strength to strength with ETF adoption at record highs

The ETF industry continues its rapid rise in Australia, with ETF adoption at record highs among investors, SMSFs and financial advisers, according to the BetaShares/Investment Trends ETF Report for 2019, released today at a media briefing in Sydney.


Russell Investments launches ‘next generation’ managed accounts, offering dynamic management at cost-effective price

Global asset manager Russell Investments has today launched a ‘next generation’ suite of multi-asset, managed accounts. This offering is a direct response to growing adviser and investor preference for more transparent, personalised investment solutions. The solution answers the demand for more ‘active’ managed accounts at a cost-effective price point.


Saxo Bank Q3 Outlook: The global fiscal panic

Saxo Bank, the online trading and investment specialist, has published today its Q3 2019 Quarterly Outlook for global markets, including trading ideas covering equities, FX, currencies, commodities, and bonds, as well as a range of central macro themes impacting client portfolios.


Household Capital passes on full RBA interest rate to improve retirement funding

Household Capital, an independent, specialist retirement funding provider, announced today it will again reduce the interest rate on its Household Loan in line with the RBA’s rate cut. Household Capital now offers the lowest rate to older Australians needing to access their home equity to improve their retirement funding.


CreditSmart: Aussies’ awareness of changes impacting credit health still a work in progress

Research from credit information website,, has revealed that one year on from the adoption of Comprehensive Credit Reporting (CCR), most Australian consumers are still unaware of the changes that are impacting their credit health, and may not know how it can impact their future credit applications. 

More worryingly, consumers who are struggling with their credit health said they were just as likely to seek advice from credit repair or debt management services as they would from their lender or free financial counsellor.


Revamped PLS welcomed by Household Capital

Household Capital, an independent, specialist retirement funding provider, today welcomed the federal government’s revamped Pension Loans Scheme (PLS). Dr Joshua Funder, Household Capital’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Australian retirees need better funding solutions. The PLS revamp sees the government acknowledge the critical role home equity can play in long-term funding retirement." 


SuperFriend founder Helen Hewett receives Order of Australia

SuperFriend founder Helen Hewett has been awarded a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division), as part of the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List. The Order of Australia is an order of chivalry established on 14 February 1975 by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, to recognise Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service.


Plato Investment Management: Retirees should review their income strategy in light of rate cut

Australia’s 3.8 million retirees should review their income generating investment strategy in light of the RBA’s decision to lower interest rates by 25bp today, according to Australian funds manager Plato Investment Management (Plato). While beneficial to homeowners and people trying to buy a home, rate cuts also see Australian retirees receive less income from their floating rate income investment assets.


Total return to overshadow index approach: AXA Investment Managers

Australian institutional investors are shifting to a total return, long term approach to managing portfolios across the cycle rather than benchmark referenced performance, according to AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM). 

AXA IM has identified that institutional investors are mirroring the long-held strategies of large-scale investors, such as insurers, to enhance risk-adjusted returns over the course of a cycle and across asset classes.  

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