Blog – Maddern Financial Advisers

Be ahead of the news in accounting, private wealth and finance

The Australian economy under Donald Trump’s Presidency

The Australian economy under Donald Trump’s Presidency

Team Maddern
10/Nov/2016
The new President elect of the United States is 70 year old, Donald John Trump. There will be much written and said about his victory over the short and medium term. I will only share a few political points before turning the attention of this Blog to Investments, and what a Trump Presidency could mean […]
Why is independent investment research important?

Why is independent investment research important?

Team Maddern
26/Mar/2015
It is quite well known within the investment industry (but little discussed with consumers), that many product manufacturers pay certain research houses to rate their products. It has been suggested that this process has in-part contributed to the $29 billion of failed or frozen funds within the Australian investment sector since 2006. The Independent Financial […]
Highlight of last nights Federal Budget – How does it impact you?

Highlight of last nights Federal Budget – How does it impact you?

Team Maddern
14/May/2014
Major changes include Super contributions cap increased Super tax for high earners increased Baby Bonus abolished Income tax cuts on hold Medicare levy increased Childcare rebate frozen Superannuation The budget essentially confirmed previous superannuation announcements and in some areas provided additional clarification. The key measures previously announced include: Concessional contributions cap increased to $35,000  As […]
ABC program highlights the key difference between bank financial planning and boutique financial pla

ABC program highlights the key difference between bank financial planning and boutique financial pla

Team Maddern
12/May/2014
Those of you who viewed the Four Corners program “Banking Bad” last Monday night would be rightly horrified at the product-focused culture exposed within one major Australian banks’ financial planning arm. One journalist commented that “Every time the light is shed on this organisation, it seems, it spots a cockroach scuttling away to the safety […]