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Stock Highlight – Lifestyle Communities (LIC)

Lifestyle Communities is far from the average retirement provider for over-50s – it’s committed to helping Australians live an independent life of luxury at an affordable price. With a mission to enable working, semi-retired and fully retired people to live a more comfortable and affordable life, the company operates land-lease communities that are remarkably different…

Making your super work for you

A team of researchers from the Australian National University set out to reveal the uncomfortable truth about super: that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for contributions. It’s all dependant on your lifestyle, your risk appetite and what you want to accomplish with your investments. They put into practice a ‘stochastic life-cycle model’ to “calculate the optimal…

Crescent Wealth set to become first sukuk investor

This feature was originally published by i3. To read the full article, click here. Crescent Wealth is not your average pension fund. As Australia’s only Islamic superannuation fund, it needs to invest its money in compliance with sharia law and this means that, right from the start, its investment universe is different from those of…

Febfast and why Crescent Wealth focuses on ethical investments for your long-term future

Febfast is an annual challenge that promotes avoidance of common vices like alcohol and sugar all to raise much-needed funds, awareness and support for disadvantaged young Australians aged 12 to 25. But it’s also so much more than just an awareness campaign. Proactive challenges like Febfast can open up a conversation around vices and how…

Stock highlight: Texas Instruments

For decades it was a staple in the classroom thanks to its world-renowned calculator technologies, but Texas Instruments has since evolved into a global leader in the semiconductor and integrated circuits industry. Beyond the bottom line, giving back to and supporting STEM education remains a core component of their overarching goal to equip, empower and…

Reviewing our stellar calendar-year performance

The start to a new year is the perfect time to disclose our performance for the 2019 calendar – and what a hugely successful year it was. Consistent growth with double-digit net returns meant our members were rewarded for their investments and can approach 2020 in high spirits. Investment markets rebounded incredibly strongly in the…

Resolutions for another year

New Year’s resolutions often get a bad reputation for being made in the spur-of-the-moment or for simply being unfeasible over the long term. However, this is often due to the poor psychology that surrounds such resolutions, giving the average individual an ‘out’ where they can break their goals without good reason. We believe 2020 should…

Top 10 accolade for best equity fund

We are excited to announce our Crescent Wealth Australian Equity Retail Fund was named one of Australia’s top 10 equity funds for 2019 by Money Management’s Investment Centre. Despite domestic and global issues throughout the year, the Aussie equity sector held strong to return 22.56%. And our Australian Equity Fund hugely exceeded the average by…

Investment Year in Review 2019

Climbing a wall of worry It is often said that markets “climb a wall of worry” and this appears to be what has occurred in 2019 as markets have shrugged off extreme pessimism and surged to new record highs.  This has occurred on the back of the resolution of two big uncertainties that have weighed…

From Taxi Driver to Islamic Super Managing Director

Our Managing Director Talal Yassine OAM was interviewed by ‘Fireside’ (Mercer Magazine) in November 2019 about all things Islamic Super & Investments. The Fireside Magazine is all about telling business stories differently. It brings together industry thought leaders, change-makers and problem-solvers who have the courage to try something new. It profiles the stories you haven’t…