Paul Rickard has more than 25 years experience in financial services and banking, including 20 years with the Commonwealth Bank Group in senior leadership roles. As the founding CEO and Managing Director of CommSec, which he established in 1995 and led until 2002, and then as Chairman till 2009, Paul was named Australian ‘Stockbroker of the Ye...View more >
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Origin Energy is the latest player to release a hybrid notes issue. So how does it stack up and should your DIY super fund buy it? Paul Rickard has the answer.
Europe has thrown a large spanner in the market works. Paul Rickard updates you with the Switzer Super Report's recommended ASX sector weightings.
Fixed-interest investment rates have been falling as the market prepares for further rate cuts. Paul Rickard shows you which term deposits and hybrid notes have the best yields for your SMSF.
The government has said it will change the contribution caps for those aged over 50 next year. However, there are still a lot of unanswered questions. Paul Rickard examines the issue.
Woolworths is launching a new income-generating hybrid security. But should your SMSF buy it? Paul Rickard analyses the details and compares the ASX-listed security to other options on the market.
Sometimes the return doesn't justify the investment risk. Our product analyst Paul Rickard takes a look at one high-yielding term product currently being advertised and tells you why he thinks you sho..