COVID-19 Updates

  • Economic and Investment Update

    Investors have somewhat come to terms with the ‘new normal’ and are now more focused on the future amid a patchy recovery of economic and business activities. Watch Emmanuel Calligeris, Chairman of the Investment Committee, for a second update on the investment markets. In this presentation, Emmanuel provides a deeper dive into the performance of

    July 15, 2020
  • Thousands at risk of dud insurance in their super as they lose work due to coronavirus

    Hundreds of thousands of Australians could soon be exposed to dud insurance through their superannuation funds. Highly restrictive definitions of disability for the unemployed, casual, contract and part-time workers have seen many people denied insurance payouts for years. Carolyn Jenkins is one of them, having been knocked back for a $190,000 claim against the total

    July 9, 2020
  • Uncover, Discover, Recover the Road Through Recession

    Ground Control sessions have been focused around the impacts of COVID-19 and the major oil shock on the markets. Now it’s time to start the conversation about recession and the road through recession. With the official confirmation from the treasurer that we are in recession, Emmanuel Calligeris unpacks the related issues we are now confronted

    June 18, 2020
  • Watch Webinar – My Insurance and COVID-19

    Watch Webinar – My Insurance and COVID-19. An informative discussion regarding the impact COVID19 has on your personal insurance and what options are available during this difficult time.

    May 22, 2020
  • The Rollercoaster is over: Now for the Road Bumps!

    The rollercoaster may have slowed down but there are likely to be many road-bumps along the way. Grahame Evans, CEO of our licencee, GPS Wealth presents Emmanuel Calligeris shares his insights into how companies will report in a Covid 19 environment , including such things as asset write-downs. He discusses the need to look for

    May 21, 2020
  • Client Behaviour in an Asymmetric Financial World

    This edition of Ground Control we have special guest Andrew Inwood from CoreData Research who provides some valuable insights based on the research CoreData have been doing. Specifically around the adviser sentiment, how are the advisers really feeling during these times of uncertainty…Positive? Optimistic or Pessimistic? Andrew also explains how client sentiment is travelling with

    May 12, 2020
  • The Road Out: Tread Carefully

    Emmanuel Calligeris the Chair of the Easton Wealth Investment Committee discusses the RBA forecasts, his views on the relationship of the Australian Dollar to the US Dollar, provides an explanation on how we can get to ‘negative’ oil prices, the liquidity crisis faced by some large super funds and what he sees as the road

    May 5, 2020
  • JobKeeper Subsidy update

    For those who are waiting to access the government JobKeeper subsidy, please find the following additional information on what you will need to do to be ready when applications open next week. Check if you and your nominated employees meet the eligibility requirements. Subscribe to updates on the ATO website so the ATO can let you

    April 15, 2020
  • The next 3 months and beyond: The future has a future

    Grahame Evans, CEO of our licencee, GPS Wealth presents Emmanuel Calligeris, Chair of our Investment Committee and Approved Product Committee, outlines potential scenarios as we continue to try and flatten the curve. Direct Link:

    April 12, 2020
  • COVID-19 Facts and Market Update

    Financial markets have been sold off heavily since the end of February firstly in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and then in response to an unexpected breakdown in the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Russia which caused oil prices to fall substantially. In the last week markets began to focus on COVID-19 again as the

    April 8, 2020
  • ATO Latest Measures

    The government has continued to rollout further economic measures in response to the Coronavirus, provide further detail on other previously announced measures and moved towards legislating these, some of which are expected to pass in Parliament today. The ATO continues to update their website regularly to reflect these changes and updates and also to clarify

    April 8, 2020
  • Job Keeper Payment – Federal Government response to COVID-19

    As you know the Federal government has announced further measures to support businesses and their employees through what they have called a “Job Keeper “payment. We have summarised the information regarding this payment below in the event that you or need to take advantage of this support. Treasury’s fact sheet for employers is available here

    April 1, 2020
  • Government Stimulus and Relief Packages

    As you would all be aware, over the weekend the government announced further financial measures to assist businesses and individuals. JobKeeper Payment The main advice has been around the JobKeeper Payment package. Please find attached some facts sheets from the Australian Government Treasury Department that will explain more fully. Essentially, this package is intended to

    March 31, 2020
  • Defensive Assets: True to label in volatile times!

    Grahame Evans, CEO of our licencee, GPS Wealth presents Andrew Papageorgiou Joint Managing Partner of Realm as he shares with us his view on how the current environment initially played out, how it impacts the defensive assets markets and what Realm is doing to manage this and take advantage of the liquidity needs in the market.

    March 30, 2020
  • Planning for the future

    What you need to know, whether it is your personal finances or your business on the line, your actions now will impact your future. Taking a few measures today may ease future implications. Consideration of the following matters will provide a better platform to work from. A few keys areas to look at: 1.Review your budget What

    March 28, 2020
  • Economic Response to the Coronavirus

    Over the weekend the Government announced its economic responses to the Coronavirus in the form of a $189 billion economic stimulus package. This package aims to protect the economy by maintaining confidence and providing timely support to affected workers, businesses and the broader community. It is also designed to position the Australian economy to recover

    March 26, 2020
  • Business and industry support

    A suite of initiatives is available to support Queensland business and industry who are impacted by COVID-19 (coronavirus). For further information on the measures listed below, please follow the hyperlinks in the underlined headings, go to or call 13 74 68. Supply chain support and assistance Support for manufacturers or businesses who are having

    March 24, 2020
  • Making sense of the nonsensical!

    Grahame Evans, CEO of our licencee, GPS Wealth presents Malcolm, with his enormous experience including the 1987 share market crash, shares with us how he sees the global economy, the recent stimulus especially in light of recent rate cuts and the new stimulus package in Australia and the support announced from other central banks. He

    March 23, 2020
  • How we can help in these challenging times

    The times they are a changing, said someone once in a song, and right now change is a huge part of all our daily lives. What hasn’t changed is our commitment we have to help stabilise financial uncertainty, and our ability to assist you through these uncertain times. For most of you the threat of

    March 19, 2020