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BSB Thought Leadership Breakfast

The 2018 BSB Thought Leadership Breakfast took place last Wednesday at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Moderated by ABC Radio Broadcast and Presenter Steve Austin, the discussion focused on "Leadership: taught, talent or experience?"

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2018 Investor Forum

By Stephen Furness
Recently, we hosted our 2018 Investor Forum. The event took place at The Grove in the CBD with a great line up of speakers. Read on for more information, photos and a summary video from the event.

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MGD announces leadership appointment

Boutique Brisbane-based financial services firm MGD has announced the appointment of Senior Client Adviser, Stanley Feng, to the partnership of the firm, effective immediately.

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Rotary Art Spectacular Opening Night

The Rotary Art Spectacular, Queensland's largest and most prestigious annual art exhibition, took place last month at Central Plaza One showcasing some of Australia's most exquisite art pieces. Once again, MGD was proud sponsor of the opening night.

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Property Industry Foundation’s 5th annual Charity Sailing Cup

On Friday 18 May, MGD Mad Jack was one of 40 yachts that partook in Property Industry Foundation Brisbane’s 5th annual Charity Sailing Cup at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. The event was a huge success, raising $60,000 net for at-risk and homeless young people.

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An important note from MGD

By John Barton
For a long time, Governments of both persuasions have worked to improve the financial planning sector and the quality of financial advice available to Australians - from the Future of Financial Advice reforms that were introduced in 2013 to the Royal Commission that is currently playing out. We have and will always fully support any initiative that leads to better advice and enhanced outcomes for Australians.

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MGD appoints new Director of Social Investment and Philanthropy

Boutique Brisbane-based financial services firm MGD has welcomed Mark Herbertt, PhD, to its firm as Director of Social Investment and Philanthropy.

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MGD Directors receive prestigious Paul Harris Fellow

MGD Directors, Stephen Furness and Andrew Albury, have received the Paul Harris Fellow, one of The Rotary Foundation’s highest honours and most prestigious community awards. The Paul Harris Fellow is a tribute to an individual whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives of the Rotary Foundation and recognises exemplary work in community service or a substantial donation to the Foundation.

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MGD Director shortlisted for prestigious SMSF Award

MGD Director Andrew Albury has been shortlisted as one of nine finalists in the SMSF Adviser of the Year category of the Queensland 2017 SMSF and Accounting Awards. The Awards recognise individuals and businesses that are making their mark in SMSF and accounting advice by championing professionalism, quality advice and innovation...

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New financial year brings renewed focus for MGD

Brisbane-based boutique financial services firm, MGD Wealth, has welcomed yet another high profile specialist to their expanding team in the form of risk and succession expert Andrew Proudfoot. Andrew joins MGD from the banking sector, having worked with nab and Suncorp in senior specialist risk and wealth management roles.

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Prominent financial economists join MGD Wealth’s Investment Committee

As part of our ongoing commitment to ensure our Investment Committee has access to the most highly qualified and experienced investment professionals, we are pleased to welcome two of Australia’s most prominent financial economists to our team, Dr Michael Drew and Dr Adam Walk.

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High profile specialists join leading Brisbane boutique financial services firm

Boutique financial services firm, MGD Wealth, has enjoyed a bright start to 2016 with the addition of two very experienced wealth management specialists, Richard Marsden and Rachel Barlow, to its growing team.

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MGD launches Financial Services Alliance Agreement

Different regulatory frameworks have historically applied to accountants and financial planners. A new regulatory framework set to be introduced on 1 July 2016 will see accountants and financial planners further aligned with the repeal of the accountant’s exemption.

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