Top 3 common investor mistakes

Leading American investment consultant Charley Ellis was in Australia recently as key note speaker at Vanguard Investments’ Markets, Minds and Emotions national adviser roadshow. Ellis is one of the original thinkers of the asset management industry having founded Greenwich Associates in the US, a world leader in strategy consulting in institutional financial services. He has taught […]

Fowler’s Group give traditional YAPS donation

Fowler’s Group once again delivered a Christmas surprise to dogs and cats needing some festive cheer over the holiday period. Every Christmas, Fowler’s Group staff make a donation to the Young Animal Protection Society, a non-profit organisation that cares for homeless and unwanted dogs and cats. This year, Fowler’s Group ended up taking 10 big […]

Sports presidencies continue local involvement

Paul and Jason Fowler have both recently continued their association with local sport in Cairns by being appointed President at their respective sporting clubs. Paul has had a long association with Cairns Brothers Rugby League Club as a player and a volunteer. He takes over the Presidency of the club from Bob Mulley, who had […]

STAFF PROFILE: Daniel Underwood

Full Name: Daniel Underwood Position Title: Associate Financial Planner What do you do in your role? Advise clients on their financial planning options, make clients aware of their needs, develop strategies to address those needs, co-ordinate with product providers, and work with the whole Fowler’s team What are your speciality areas? Insurance and Gen Y […]

Fowler’s Group to attend SPAA Conference in Melbourne

Fowler’s Group Directors Jason Fowler and Paul Horn will attend the prestigious SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia (SPAA) Conference in Melbourne later this month. The conference, to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 18-20 February, will be appropriately titled “Lifecycle” and boasts more than 36 conference sessions, 50 expert speakers, the […]

Fowler named chairman for national hockey event

Fowler’s Group Director Jason Fowler has been named as organising chairman of the Australian Men’s Masters Championships, to be held in Cairns later this year. The tournament, which will feature over 70 teams and thousands of players, is estimated to generate between $6 million and $7 million in revenue in the region between 26 September […]

Wild Rides or Wild Guesses

by Jim Parker (Vice President, DFA Australia Limited) “The experts said 2014 would be wild. They were right. They think 2015 will be wilder.” So said the Wall Street Journal as the New Year got underway. But were the experts really right about last year? You be the judge. (1) One of the best performing asset […]

Seven truths investors simply cannot accept

by Josh Brown (Yahoo! Finance) Investors learn important truths, but we sometimes choose to suspend this knowledge when it feels better not to be encumbered by it. As an investment advisor, I come into contact with this phenomenon on a daily basis. No one is immune to it, myself included. Below are seven essential truths […]

No will, no control!

Having a will is important. A will generally provides a person with an opportunity to control how his or her property and assets will be passed upon his/her death. If you do not have a will when you die, your property and assets will generally pass according to the state’s laws of intestacy. The intestacy […]

Income Protection – What’s the difference between basic and comprehensive policies?

by Paul Fowler (Fowler’s Group) It is important to understand the differences between basic and comprehensive income protection contracts before selecting which to go for. Most commonly basic policies are found as part of a superannuation account. When considering which type of policy is right for you, it’s important to remember: The premium difference between […]