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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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Inflation strategies for the ages

Commodities and active cross-asset ‘trend-based’ strategies should provide the most effective bulwark against entrenched high inflation if history holds true, an award-winning study has found. Based on almost 100 years of market data from the US, UK and Japan, the paper, titled ‘The best strategies for inflationary times’, picked up the 2022 Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Awards as…

David Chaplin | 23rd Feb 2022 | More
Hedge fund manager sees troubled waters ahead

Renowned US hedge fund Bridgewater Associates is tipping a messy market transition as inflation and interest rate changes wash through the global financial system this year. Bridgewater, founded by Ray Dalio (photo at top), warns that while extraordinary COVID-era global monetary stimulus measures have finally kick-started the real economy, investors remain overly optimistic about the…

David Chaplin | 9th Feb 2022 | More
Investor timeframes diverge in pandemic

Investor time horizons pulled back slightly while corporate capital allocators took a much longer view during 2020, according to a new study. The analysis from institutional think-tank, Focusing Capital on the Long Term (FCLTGlobal), found investor time horizons shrank by 2.3 per cent last year as companies pushed out their expected capital return timeframes by…

David Chaplin | 10th Dec 2021 | More
Regulator finds insto trading lessons from ASX outage

The Australian financial regulator has urged institutional investors trading on the ASX to better prepare for future market blackouts in the wake of a meltdown on the exchange last November. In a new report charting a series of ASX operational incidents during the week starting November 16 last year, ASIC (chaired by Joe Longo, pictured)…

David Chaplin | 26th Nov 2021 | More
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
  • Resolution keeps AMP Capital for A$29bn mandate

    AMP Capital will continue in a A$29 billion investment management gig with Resolution Life after selling down its stake in the insurer last week. According to an AMP spokesperson, there has been “no change to the [Resolution] mandate for AMP Capital” post the agreement to offload its over 19 per cent holding in the life…

    David Chaplin | 5th Nov 2021 | More
    Aussie allocation creeps up among NZ managers

    Local equities fund shops have increasingly allocated to Australian shares over the last four years, a new Mercer NZ analysis has found, partly to ease pressure from ballooning assets under management. The Mercer study of a dozen NZ fund managers found Australian shares now represent 34 per cent of their collective portfolios compared to 26…

    David Chaplin | 22nd Oct 2021 | More
    Foundation North to rebalance private exposure, books $350m returns

    NZ’s largest community trust, Foundation North, will move to rein-in exposure to private assets after a stellar year saw exposure to the sector blow-out almost 5 per cent above the top-end of its target allocation. According to the Foundation North annual report released last week, the community trust’s private assets accounted for almost 20 per…

    David Chaplin | 8th Oct 2021 | More
    Shares to offer lukewarm returns in hot times

    Dutch asset management giant, Robeco, tips a mainly positive, if subdued, outlook for equities over the next five years but with a high degree of uncertainty ahead in a decade it dubs the ‘Roasting Twenties’. In its new five-year forecast returns paper, Robeco says “we expect risk-taking to be rewarded in the next five years,…

    David Chaplin | 8th Oct 2021 | More
    S&P uncovers ‘index effect’ disappearing act

    Investors looking to arbitrage index ins-and-outs would have seen shrinking rewards for their efforts over the last 25 years based on the findings of a new S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&PDJI) paper. The S&P study found a “structural decline” in the so-called ‘index effect’ where share prices bounce up on entering key market benchmarks and…

    David Chaplin | 1st Oct 2021 | More
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