About the Author
Michelle Baltazar
Editor in Chief, Money, Financial Standard

Prior to joining Financial Standard, Michelle worked for London-based weekly investment magazine Shares where she wrote a regular column on derivatives and separately, on fund managers. She was also the magazine's resident reporter covering the telecommunication, software services, support services and household goods & textiles sectors. From 1998-2000, Michelle was the Rich 200 researcher at Australia's national business magazine BRW. Michelle graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Biology and Biochemistry. She has completed a Diploma of Financial Markets from the Securities Institute of Australia (SIA).

Expert Feeds Published
There's a lot at stake as the managed accounts industry moves into a year of consolidation and reforms post-Royal Commission. Here are five new developments that could reshape the industry in 2019.
There are five areas of improvement that financial advisers who offer managed accounts should be watching closely in 2019. Most, if not all, managed accounts providers are probably eager to see the end ...
How do you look after investors in a world where superintelligence becomes the norm? Machine learning and managed accounts. With most discussions still revolving around the barriers to offering global ...
From Amazon to the Royal Commission, time is running out for the industry's resident slackers, pretenders and Flat Earthers. You know it's true. For every financial planning business out there that is ...
When I reflect on where the financial advice industry is heading, I can't help but recall the speech given by Greg Whitwell, dean of the University of Sydney Business School, at the annual Alumni Dinner ...
There's a very important cohort of investors who are, for now, relatively silent in the managed accounts debate. This is a big shame given they've got the most to learn - and gain - from the managed accounts ...
I asked a financial adviser a few weeks ago what compels him to use managed accounts, given it's not the most popular choice among his peers. He said it took a recession a couple of decades ago for him ...
Something interesting is bubbling along in the world of regulation. Two weeks ago, ASIC announced it will host a 'hackathon' later this year to find tech solutions for the financial services industry's ...
Ten years from now, every financial adviser in the country will be offering their client a managed account solution. It may happen sooner or later but it will happen. Here's why. I remember attending one ...
When a superannuation fund calls itself a Spaceship and nobody bats an eyelid, you know you're entering a new era in retirement investing. Spaceship's debut opens a window into an emerging school of thought ...
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