This Financial Services Guide was updated in January 2020 and issued by Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd.
This Financial Services Guide (FSG) is designed to inform you of certain matters relating to our future relationship before we provide you with a financial service. It covers who we are, how we can be contacted, the financial services we are authorised to provide, how our staff are paid, details of any potential conflicts of interest and how you can make a complaint.
This information is set out in the questions and answers that follow.
Please keep this guide for future reference. A copy is available from us on request or can be downloaded from our website at www.portphillippublishing.com.au/financial-services-guide If you do not understand anything in it, or require more information, please feel free to contact us (details below).
Who is Port Phillip Publishing?
Port Phillip Publishing was established in 2005 as the Australian outpost of US publisher, Agora Inc. Agora was founded over 25 years ago by best-selling author and entrepreneur Bill Bonner, and is one of the world’s most successful publishers of financial, health and travel newsletters. Port Phillip Publishing is an independent financial publisher based in Melbourne, Australia. We provide independent financial commentary, economic analysis and market forecasts through print and email publications, books and conferences.
Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd
ACN: 117 765 009
ABN: 33 117 765 009
Place of Business:
Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd
96-98 Bridport Street Albert Park, VIC 3206
Postal Address: 96-98 Bridport Street Albert Park, VIC 3206
Telephone: 1300 667 481
Fax: (03) 9558 2219
Who will provide the financial services to me?
Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd acts on its own behalf. Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd is responsible for the financial services provided to you.
Australian Financial Services License Number: 323 988
What kind of financial services is PPP authorised to provide and what kind of products do these services relate to?
Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd is licensed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to carry on a financial services business to provide general financial product advice for the following class of financial products:
- Investment life insurance products
- Life risk insurance products
- Interests in managed investment schemes
- Superannuation to wholesale and retail clients (our subscribers).
We advise on securities through our newsletters, e-letters, websites and reports.
We do not offer any services for you to buy or sell the securities or derivatives we recommend. A list of stockbrokers who are licensed to deal in securities is available from the Australian Securities Exchange (www.asx.com.au).
IMPORTANT: We provide general financial product advice only. The advice published by Port Phillip Publishing has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situations or needs. Before acting on our recommendations, you should consider their appropriateness to your specific investment objectives, financial situation and needs. If you are uncertain as to what your objectives and needs are, you should contact a financial adviser or stockbroker who is licensed to provide you with personal financial product advice.
How does PPP get paid?
Port Phillip Publishing is a subscription-based service. A subscription fee is payable when you subscribe to one of our newsletters. Some of our e-letter services are free. Publisher’s prices at the time of preparation of this FSG are:
- Australian Small Cap Investigator – A$149 annually
- The Bonner Denning Letter – A$149 annually
- Exponential Stock Investor – A$149 annually
- Sam Volkering’s Secret Crypto Network – A$149 annually
- The Gowdie Letter – A$149 annually
- Crisis & Opportunity – A$149 annually
- Revolutionary Tech Investor – A$3,499 annually
- Small-Cap Momentum Alert – A$2,999 annually
- Extreme Crypto Trader – A$2,999 annually
- Pivot Trader – A$2,999 annually
- The Gowdie Advisory – A$4999 annually
- Money Morning – Free email service
- The Rum Rebellion – Free email service
- The Insider – Bonus free email service, for paid subscribers
Note: prices are subject to change. Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd does not receive any other fees, commissions or benefits for the services it provides. All employees and directors of Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd receive a salary. They may also receive performance based bonuses. No employee is entitled to any other fees, commissions or benefits from Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd or any other person in relation to the financial services provided.
How does PPP manage potential conflicts of interest?
Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd does not have any relationships or associations with any financial product providers that influence, or could reasonably be expected to influence us, in the provision of financial services that we are licensed to provide.
Employees are prohibited from disclosing to third parties the substance of recommendations before they are published, and are not allowed to instruct others to act on recommendations before they are published or during the blackout period and should refer to Port Philip Publishing staff trading policing before making such recommendations. Any breach pertaining to the Staff Trading Policy will result to disciplinary action.
What should I know about the risks of the financial product advice PPP provides?
There are risks with all securities and derivatives. Their prices may fall as well as rise, and there is a chance you could lose your entire investment.
We assign risk ratings to the securities we recommend in some of our newsletters. Note that these risk ratings are general in nature. We do not guarantee the performance of any securities or derivatives we recommend.
As indicated above, we provide general financial product advice only. We do not provide personal product advice. You should consult a financial advisor or stockbroker who is licensed to provide you with personal financial product advice if you require any advice on securities, derivatives, managed investment schemes, or if you require assistance in determining your particular risk profile.
Port Phillip Publishing has Professional Indemnity Insurance in place to cover us and our representatives for liability arising from the financial services we provide. We understand it is adequate to meet our requirements as a financial services licensee.
What information does PPP maintain in my file?
We may from time to time inform you of special offers. You may opt out of receiving any of these. Port Phillip Publishing respects your privacy and abides by the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles.
How do I make a complaint?
We try to adhere to the highest standard of service at all times. Nevertheless, we understand there may be times when you would like to make a complaint about our services.
Our dispute resolution process is as follows: Contact us and tell us about your complaint. We will try to resolve it fairly and within 48 hours. If it is not resolved satisfactorily, please write to the Publisher of Port Phillip Publishing with your complaint using the contact details in this FSG. If your complaint still cannot be resolved, Port Phillip Publishing is a member of an external dispute resolution scheme called The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA).
AFCA can be telephoned on 1800 931 678 and its website is www.afca.org.au. AFCA will facilitate discussions and negotiations between the parties to help reach an agreement and provide an independent adjudicator if necessary. There is no fee to members for this service.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) also have an information line which you can use to make a complaint or obtain information about your rights. The telephone number is 1300 300 630.
Compensation and Professional Indemnity Insurance
In accordance with the requirements of the Corporations Act, Port Phillip Publishing maintains adequate Professional Indemnity Insurance covers our rights and responsibilities for liability for assessments from the authorised financial services products. This insurance cover extends to claims in relation to our conduct as an Australian Financial Services license holder and our employees and representatives past and present, to compensate clients for loss or damage suffered if we provide negligent advice.
All content is © 2005 – 2019 Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd All Rights Reserved Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd holds an Australian Financial Services Licence: 323 988. ACN: 117 765 009 ABN: 33 117 765 009
All advice is general advice and has not taken into account your personal circumstances. Please seek independent financial advice regarding your own situation, or if in doubt about the suitability of an investment.
Calculating Your Future Returns: The value of any investment and the income derived from it can go down as well as up. Never invest more than you can afford to lose and keep in mind the ultimate risk is that you can lose whatever you’ve invested. While useful for detecting patterns, the past is not a guide to future performance. Some figures contained in this report are forecasts and may not be a reliable indicator of future results. Any potential gains in this letter do not include taxes, brokerage commissions, or associated fees. Please seek independent financial advice regarding your particular situation. Investments in foreign companies involve risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Specifically, changes in the rates of exchange between currencies may cause a divergence between your nominal gain and your currency converted gain, making it possible to lose money once your total return is adjusted for currency. The Reader acknowledges that the contents of this newsletter and all associated intellectual property rights of Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd (PPP) including copyright, design rights, property rights, rights to data and databases, trademarks, service marks and any other rights created or developed in the course of the provision of the newsletter shall be and remain the sole and exclusive property of PPP. No person is permitted to copy, forward or reproduce the newsletter and/or its contents without express consent of PPP. Subscribers to the newsletter are permitted to use this material for their own personal and investment use.
If you would like to contact us about your subscription, please call us on 1300 667 481 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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