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David Chaplin


David Chaplin is publisher of Investment News NZ. David is a reputed financial services journalist with over 15 years’ experience covering the investment, superannuation and advice industries in both Australia and New Zealand. In addition to publishing the weekly editions of Investment News, David contributes to several publications on a freelance basis.

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From Goldilocks to gold: Mercer sets scenes for inflation

Mercer has urged investors to consider a wider range of inflation scenarios in portfolio design plans as price uncertainty ramps up across the world. In a new paper, the global multi-manager and consultancy firm says investors now face more complicated decisions amid confusing inflation signals. “Adding a less predictable inflation environment now increases complexity for…

David Chaplin | 18th Nov 2021 | More
Biden bill a boon for listed infrastructure

It’s all coming up roses for the asset class, which is set to benefit from rising inflation and global spending programs. A boom delayed is still a boom. The delta variant stymied reopening plans and the fiscal stimulus expected to accompany them, but listed infrastructure investors will breathe easier as government spending finally goes ahead….

Lachlan Maddock | 18th Nov 2021 | More
Ninety One flows augur well for big firms

In a positive sign for diversified global managers, the dual-listed Ninety One has reported a turnaround in fund flows and a big increase in profits following strong returns in the past six months. The company said in London last week (November 16) that net inflows of £3.9 billion sterling (A$7.2 billion), taking total assets under…

Staff Writer | 18th Nov 2021 | More
Mega funds start mopping up

The trend towards super consolidation is continuing apace, but there will be fewer mega mergers. It’s now just a matter of mopping up. Mega fund mergers are likely to slow as boards realise the “significant transition planning and integration activity” required to pull them off – but the established mega funds will continue to gobble…

Lachlan Maddock | 18th Nov 2021 | More
All fees tumble again as ESG matures

Even the strong trend towards ESG investing, overlaid with heightened interest in climate-related strategies, has failed to halt the decline in funds management fees. The latest biennial study by global mandate search and research consultancy bfinance shows that fee compression has caught up with global ESG equities over the past five years, the average mandate…

Greg Bright | 18th Nov 2021 | More
  • Big super becomes the underdog

    They might be behemoths at home, but Australia’s biggest super funds will be on the backfoot as they scour the globe for investment opportunities. NAB’s biennial FX Hedging survey is not only a good insight into super fund hedging strategies, but the state of the industry itself – particularly its growing interest in markets beyond…

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Nov 2021 | More
    ‘Profitability collapses almost instantaneously’: beware ‘The Second Wave’

    A time of great change is upon global markets – and the ‘winners’ that everybody is backing might not be the winners at all. It’s essentially an orthodox view among fund managers that the incumbents in any industry will “win” the transition to green energy. After all, they already have the infrastructure in place, stable…

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Nov 2021 | More
    ASX defies inflation worries, Evolution soars 10%

    ASX delivers marginal gain, oil price pain continues, Evolution spikes The S&P/ASX200 (ASX: XJO) managed to eke out a positive day, gaining 0.1 per cent or just 9 points as selling pressure from the banks offset solid gains in the rest of the market. The financial sector fell 0.6 per cent with the Commonwealth Bank (ASX: CBA) giving back another 1.6 per cent. The…

    Investor Strategy News | 18th Nov 2021 | More
    INSight #128 with Richard Quin from Bentham Asset Management

    Richard Quin from Bentham Asset Management shares INSights with Peter White from The Inside Network on ‘What is your inflation outlook for 2023 & beyond?’

    Investor Strategy News | 18th Nov 2021 | More
    INSight #126 with Northern Trust Asset Management

    Do factor strategies offer the same potential for Australian equity investors? In this 2-minute video Scott Bennett, Head of Quantitative Research and Client Solutions Australasia explains the three scenarios investors should consider when employing an Australian equity factor based strategy.

    Investor Strategy News | 18th Nov 2021 | More
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