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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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Decade of decay: Eight investment strategies set to fall apart

A host of things investors have benefitted from in recent decades are likely to turn on a multi-year view. Even the much vaunted alternatives will find it harder to generate alpha.

David Chaplin | 19th Sep 2022 | More
A spoonful of factors helps inflation go down

Portfolios built along factor lines may be better-placed to withstand the grinding effects of high inflation, a recent study probing almost 150 years of market returns has found.

David Chaplin | 16th Sep 2022 | More
Super bear part 3: Grantham trilogy ends with tragedy

Renowned fund manager Jeremy Grantham has warned investors to prepare for an “epic” blowout with the recent market resurgence following the script of previous “superbubble” implosions.

David Chaplin | 5th Sep 2022 | More
Don’t go chasing unicorns (or interest rates): The value-growth fairy story

Blame the unicorn-hunters. Or luck. Just don’t point the finger at central bankers for the recent value-v-growth stock performance trends, according to quantitative investment legend, Cliff Asness.

David Chaplin | 19th Aug 2022 | More
Rumble in the bundle: data specialist knocks ESG scores

Shame-based investment strategies yoked to simplistic environmental, social and governance (ESG) scoring systems have come under fire in a new report from UK data analytics firm, Util.

David Chaplin | 19th Aug 2022 | More
  • Tuvalu swaps Russell for Mercer in A$280m mandate

    Dotted with various government funds, the Pacific Islands has emerged as a competitive space for NZ and Australian-based investment advisers.

    David Chaplin | 5th Aug 2022 | More
    Bare-faced facts: study finds fat-tail risks in alpha males

    New research shows broad-faced hedge fund managers tend to take more risks but deliver less alpha for the effort compared to those with more elongated features.

    David Chaplin | 5th Aug 2022 | More
    How to make a new-age mandate for sovereign wealth funds

    Not-for-profit industry body Focusing Capital on the Long Term (FCLTGlobal), has refreshed its mandate guidelines for institutional investors.

    David Chaplin | 29th Jul 2022 | More
    State Street sees big future in ESG solutions

    The investment arm of State Street has forecast a bonanza ahead for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment service providers as the sector explodes into the mainstream. In a new report on the phenomenon, State Street Global Advisors says the ESG “solutions space” is likely to expand rapidly in five key areas as investment managers,…

    David Chaplin | 6th Jul 2022 | More
    Impact fund rebalances as market wobbles

    Specialist UK-based impact investment firm, WHEB, has upped its fund turnover amid recent market volatility, according to associate portfolio manager, Victoria MacLean. On a whistle-stop tour of Australasia last week, MacLean said the WHEB fund saw a higher level of buys and sells than normal as the manager repositioned the strategy during the first quarter…

    David Chaplin | 17th Jun 2022 | More
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