01 Aug 2017

Good Evening,   August is here and the wattle is beginning to bloom, a sure sign that spring is just around the corner. The Australian economy has been a bit slower to spring to life, but there are some green shoots.   Housing affordability continues to be a BBQ stopper in Australia’s backyards, whether you’re […]

01 Aug 2017

It’s that exciting time of year again when Australia’s best independent, boutique and non-aligned financial advice practitioners and businesses have been recognised as finalists in the prestigious 2017 ifa excellence awards. Now in its fourth year, the ifa Excellence Awards recognise the members of the independent and non-institutional financial advice community that are leading the […]

24 Feb 2017

As the world grapples with the ramifications of the historic and unexpected vote by the UK to leave the EU (Brexit), the investment team at VISIS have been analysing the potential impacts on investment markets, asset allocations and investment portfolios. Following this analysis and after consultation with a range of global investment professionals our initial […]

24 Feb 2017

‘Resilient’ is perhaps the best way to sum up Australia’s economic performance over the past 12 months. That was the word used by Standard and Poor’s director of sovereign ratings, Craig Michaels, When confirming Australia’s AAA credit rating in mid-June. Australia’s strong performance is even more remarkable in a year characterised by ongoing uncertainty and […]

24 Feb 2017

The 24/7 media cycle has it as the worst thing to ever occur in financial markets.  Those who are paid to have an opinion are outdoing each other for headlines and hyperbole. I’m sure however we’ve been here before. Remember all the below problems that were bound to destroy the world’s financial markets. Does anyone […]

23 Feb 2017

We are wishing all the best to Irene Vides, one of our Client Services Officers, on her entry for the Archibald prize. Irene wrote a short piece about her and entry and work, which you can read below. “You can paint me when I’m dead!” those were John’s words to me when he returned my […]

23 Feb 2017

After a sizzling end to summer we can now look forward to some cooler weather. Autumn is a perfect time of year to get back into the garden or to simply make the most of the great outdoors before winter arrives. Financial markets have had a volatile summer, and nowhere has this been more apparent […]

23 Dec 2016

Good Afternoon, December is here and as the temperature rises the countdown to the Christmas break begins. But it appears at least one Australian is determined to ‘chill’. When Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens was asked recently about the possibility of an interest rate cut he said: “We’ve got Christmas, we should just chill out […]

04 Sep 2015

Spring is here and not a moment too soon! As the weather warms up it’s the signal to pack away your winter woollies, get back into the garden or start a new fitness program and start planning your summer holidays. It has been hard to avoid media coverage of recent events on global stock markets. […]

31 Aug 2015

Earlier this month the team at VISIS Private Wealth were honoured to be recipients of three prestigious national awards announced at the Independent Financial Adviser Awards. As published (see article here) “the ifa Excellence Awards celebrate best practice advice provision and business acumen in the independently-owned sector of the financial planning market.” “Over 350 of the nation’s […]