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Lachlan Maddock


Lachlan Maddock is Editor of Investor Strategy News and Contributing Editor to the Inside Adviser and Inside Investor publications. He is an experienced journalist having graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Wollongong and subsequent spent significant time writing in the Momentum Media stable of publications.

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GMO abandons all hope, almost

GMO has released its latest borderline-apocalyptic seven-year forecast for stocks and bonds as it warns clients to “concentrate assets where the bubble ain’t”. GMO’s extraordinarily bearish forecasts predict a negative annual real return over seven years across the majority of both stocks and bonds, with only emerging markets value stocks getting a positive, if slim,…

Lachlan Maddock | 25th Jun 2021 | More
Perfect storm for listed infrastructure

Global stimulus and inflationary expectations mean that listed infrastructure is in the recovery hot seat, but Your Future Your Super presents a homegrown challenge for managers. “We’ve got this perfect storm for listed infrastructure at the moment in the sense that the fundamentals are good and this huge growth thematic is still intact,” according to…

Lachlan Maddock | 25th Jun 2021 | More
Untouched Paradice: funds chase emerging markets growth

Recently hitting its two-year anniversary, Paradice Investment Management’s emerging markets strategy has been on a “rollercoaster ride”. Co-portfolio managers Edward Su and Michael Roberge have spent the last two years navigating the frenzied market volatility of covid-19, the fallout of mass protests in Hong Kong, and trade wars with China as they pursue opportunities in…

Lachlan Maddock | 25th Jun 2021 | More
Top 200 fail on sexual harassment

The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors has found that company boards are failing to address sexual harassment despite the issue surging in importance through 2020. ACSI surveyed 118 S&P/ASX 200 companies and conducted in-depth interviews with representatives of 16 of them, finding “a range of maturity” across respondents in managing the material risk of sexual…

Lachlan Maddock | 18th Jun 2021 | More
New SG battle looms after YFYS gets through

With the passage of Your Future Your Super through the Senate, the Morrison Government won a key victory against the superannuation industry. A bigger fight looms over the scheduled SG increase. While it wasn’t quite the utter dismemberment faced by the Government’s industrial relations Bill in April 2021, the YFYS reforms were significantly altered by…

Lachlan Maddock | 18th Jun 2021 | More
  • GQG’s ‘Devil’s Advocate’ playbook goes wholesale

    Little known in the broader Australian market, GQG Partners has become a manager of choice for some of the country’s largest investors. The firm is preparing for a push into the wholesale market. When talking to GQG, the name of CIO and founder Rajiv Jain is always a part of the conversation. He and co-founder…

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Jun 2021 | More
    History rhymes: GMO defends gloomy views

    GMO has hit back at critics of its bearish seven-year forecasts, saying “great companies with great narratives can still experience price movements that are too great”. GMO compared asset class forecasts from the seven-year period leading up to March 2000 with forecasts from 2014 onwards, noting that asset prices have both grown around 70 per…

    Lachlan Maddock | 11th Jun 2021 | More
    Aussie Super prompts more Bragg ire over New Daily

    Industry fund-owned ‘The New Daily’ is once again in political hot water after a controversial deal with AustralianSuper to auto-subscribe 800,000 of the fund’s members to the publication. ‘The New Daily’ has become a bee in the bonnet for a number of Liberal backbenchers, most notably NSW Senator Andrew Bragg, who has characterised the publication…

    Lachlan Maddock | 11th Jun 2021 | More
    Why we’re still arguing about fund mergers

    It’s approaching orthodoxy that a merger is always in the best interests of members. But is bigger always better? What is the true price of scale? Leeanne Turner, Spirit Super’s inaugural chief executive, told a CMSF audience in May: “If you’re not considering a merger then you either have your head in the sand or…

    Lachlan Maddock | 11th Jun 2021 | More
    Morningstar tips for ‘late recovery’ trades

    The recovery from 2020’s “massive period of turbulence” hasn’t lifted all boats, and there are still plenty of bargains to be had if you know where to look. Gareth James, Morningstar’s Sydney-based equity research strategist, expects Link Group, for instance, to bounce back from “a tough few years” of regulatory changes and the loss of…

    Lachlan Maddock | 4th Jun 2021 | More
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