William Buck Australia
As a fully integrated firm of Chartered Accountants and advisors, William Buck provides a complete solution. Putting you at the core of the business, our advisors work together to ensure that careful consideration is given to your business and personal wealth affairs.
Working closely with you and your team, our Business Advisors can help you plan and implement contemporary business strategies and practices to meet your business’s full potential.
Our commercially minded tax specialists offer clear, responsive advice to manage your tax risk, address local and international issues, and develop strategies to optimise your tax position.
Our audit team has extensive experience in a range of engagements, giving stakeholders independent and objective assurance on financial information, transactions and processes.
Our Corporate Advisory team provides objective, strategic and commercial advice across a broad range of business issues. Our work spans the breadth each engagement from the origination of ideas to managing the transaction process, valuation and structuring.
Our highly experienced team of liquidators and trustees use their extensive expertise to assist in times of financial distress, achieving the best outcome for all stakeholders.
By understanding not only what you want to achieve but why it’s important, our wealth advisors can create strategies attuned to your key priorities. The end result is a plan focused on your life goals.
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William Buck has a team of professionals with specialist experience and know-how on a range of industry sectors.
Our advisors understand the risks and opportunities unique to the agribusiness sector. Taking a strategic view of your operations they provide relevant guidance and advice.
Assisting public and private schools, vocational colleges, universities and private training providers, our education specialists provide timely and valuable assurance services together with strategic, financial and management advice.
Our Government and public sector team has substantial experience in assisting all levels of government to review their structures and develop strategies, in line with relevant legislative requirements and accounting and audit standards.
Working with over 1,600 clients in the health sector, our advisors help practitioners and health care corporates achieve their business and personal goals
Our hospitality and tourism team has a working knowledge of the industry which, when combined with our technical knowledge, can assist you in reaching your commercial goals.
By staying on top of changes in the manufacturing sector, our industry experts provide relevant and timely guidance to a broad range of manufacturing business.
Our mining and energy team has the experience and resources to help start-ups, developing businesses and well-established companies to meet their commercial goals.
Integrity and transparency are at the heart of the best Not for Profit organisations. These values re shared by our dedicated Not for Profit team, which helps entities to establish to improve performance and develop strategies for long-term growth.
Our advisors understand the challenges and opportunities facing the professional services sector first hand. This experience together with our expertise helps to determine your strategic objectives and provide concise, relevant advice to help you achieve your goals.
Our property and construction team assist on a wide range of assignments from property development to construction and large infrastructure projects. Their diverse experience, technical expertise and commercial know-how to help you tackle the important issues.
Our retail and wholesale team works with a variety of businesses from family owned operations to franchises and larger chains, to provide advice and guidance on the issues that count.
Our transport and distribution team works with businesses to review their operations, improve efficiency and productivity and ensure compliance with the latest regulatory developments.
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We work with individuals, businesses and community organisations with a particular focus on the mid-market. Drawing on our extensive experience, our advisors will challenge your thinking and re-frame problems to understand their root-cause.
We’re more than just accountants and advisors, we aspire to create positive change in the lives of our clients and our people.
Life as a CFO can be complex, exciting and demanding. Combining technical excellence with decades of working closely with and listening to the needs of CFOs, our advisors understand the competing demands of your role.
Whatever your needs, we have the expert resources to create the best outcome for you and your business. As our client, you’ll benefit from our integrated services model that puts you at the core of its business.
We create and implement personal wealth plans and tax strategies that give our clients greater certainty that their financial and personal goals will be met.
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The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left the cash rate on hold at 1.5% for the three months of July, August, and September. At its August meeting, the RBA noted that inflation continues to run below the 2% target, however given higher electricity and tobacco prices, the RBA is expecting CPI to boost in the coming months.
As the same decision was handed down in September, it was noted lower petrol prices have contributed to lower inflation, with prices at the pump down 15 cents per litre (nationally) since early June. For the October meeting, the bank acknowledged an improvement in non- mining business investment, as well as positive business sentiment that has led to higher levels of capacity utilisation. However wages growth and core inflation remain low, and housing debt continues to outpace growth in household income – one of the main concerns of the RBA. Amongst this concern, it was good to know that a gradual pick- up in GDP is occurring.
Increase in non- mining investment Increasing household debt
In the US, the US Federal Reserve left their funds rate on hold at 1.25% for their July and September meetings, also noting below- target core inflation.
Global yields were mixed in July with long- term yields in Europe rising and spreads narrowing, versus US and UK yields finishing down slightly. In Australia, the 10- year Treasury yield rose from 2.66% to 2.68%. In August we saw some compressing of global yields as geopolitical tensions chased investors into safe haven assets such as bonds and gold. The Australian 10- year Treasury yield was up again, rising to 2.71%. Global yields moved higher in most developed markets throughout Sept; the UK Gilt, German Bund, and US yields all rose. The Australian yield also rose (yet again) to 2.84%.
The Australian stock market had a flat month in July, posting a 0.01% fall. Gains in the Materials and the Financials sectors supported performance, with ANZ gaining 3.17%. Healthcare was down despite adding 23.48% in the first half of 2017.
Australian Equities were flat again in August, however this time returning a positive 0.71% and largely dependent on a price surge in commodities. Energy and Consumer Staples sectors posted gains of 6.07% and 5.94%, respectively.
In September, domestic equities entered its fifth month of flat or negative growth, returning -0.02% as commodity sectors pulled back. Healthcare was the leading performer for the month as it benefitted from a gain from CSL; the heavyweight announced increased capital expenditure in August, investors considering the company well positioned for growth. Telecommunications on the other hand was the worst- performing sector, falling -4.53%. Commonwealth fell 0.73% as it completed the sale of its troubled CommInsure business.
Australian equities have been strong month to date in October, with the key driver being renewed offshore interest rather than a change in the fundamental near term earnings outlook.
For the month of July, global equities fell in Australian dollar (AUD) terms with Japanese and German markets being the main drag. US equities gained in US dollar (USD) terms but lost in AUD terms as the USD weakened. The Telecommunications and the IT sectors were the only US sectors to gain in AUD terms. The Eurozone fell 0.77% as gains in the Resources and the Insurance sectors helped stem the tide.
In August global equities made a turnaround and gained 0.85% in AUD terms, supported by Asia. US equities also gained in AUD terms, and so too did European equities, gaining 0.19%. In Europe the Resources sector continued its strong run from the month prior with our own stock holding, Rio Tinto, gaining 7.23%. Conversely Japanese equities fell whilst China was up 4.93%. Emerging markets were supported by Brazil and China.
International equities gained 0.68% in AUD terms for the month of September, supported by US and European markets. European stocks rose 4.28% with strong growth from energy producers, whilst US stocks gained 3.06% in AUD terms. Emerging markets rose 0.68%, predominantly supported by Chinese markets given Indian equities were down -2.3%. Japanese and Chinese equities rose 2.47% and 0.89%, respectively.
Global equites have largely tracked sideways during October, with reporting season in the US gathering steam and European equities supported by continual policy support from the ECB.
The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index $A returned -0.98% during the quarter, driven by gains in Equity Hedge and Event-Driven strategies. Trend following strategies remained in a holding pattern during the quarter, however performance during October has been noticeably stronger.