Managing Principal’s reflection

1 July 2020 Dear Clients, We genuinely hope you and your families are keeping well. We have spoken with many of you over the past few months and whilst we are here to support you, we have appreciated the level of inquiry as to how our business and team are faring. As such our Managing Principal, Mark O’Brien, has penned some thoughts as we end the financial year. A time to pause…  Read more

Now & Next latest edition

Now & Next, the quarterly newsletter published by Count, is designed to give you valuable insights into a range of different topics affecting your financial situation – both now and in the future. Welcome to the Winter edition… It’s been an extraordinary year as the world continues to grapple with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused both health and economic impacts previously unseen in our lifetime. In…  Read more

Market Wrap

Each month we publish Market Wrap, a summary of the previous month’s economic highlights. This month mobility restrictions started to ease as the number of new coronavirus cases continued to fall in most key regions. This news was well-received by equity and credit investors, as it suggested company profitability could start to improve. Read our Market Wrap for May 2020                      …  Read more

JobKeeper Payment COVID-19 support for business stage 3

Update 9 April: Legislation has now been passed in Parliament and our team are analysing the detail. We will provide further clarity after Easter. On 30 March, the Morrison Government announced stage three of their economic response to the impact of COVID-19 on business in the form of a $130 billion JobKeeper package. The package will deliver $1,500 before tax per fortnight per eligible employee directly to eligible employers to…  Read more

What the Coronavirus Stimulus Package means for you

Published: 13 March 2020 It’s hard to escape the news of the Coronavirus, as it continues to have a huge impact on people across the world. Closer to home, the Morrison Government has announced a stimulus package in response to the anticipated economic downturn. This package includes a number of economic stimulus measures for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 income years, with most targeted at helping small to medium-sized businesses. Here…  Read more

Market Wrap Special Edition

Published: 4 March 2020 Coronavirus and the impact on markets With extreme market fluctuations occuring over the past week or so, it’s understandable that there is a degree of anxiety around the short-term impacts. To reassure you, we have published a special edition of our monthly Market Wrap to provide some context around how the situation unfolded, the specific impacts on different markets and most importantly, the factors to consider before making…  Read more

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