Sort By
  • Newest

  • Newest

  • Oldest

  • Author Name

  • Author Name

  • David Chaplin

  • Drew Meredith

  • Giselle Roux

  • Greg Bright

  • James Dunn

  • Lachlan Maddock

‘An appropriate place of paranoia’: fundies prepare for stormy weather

Investors are now fretting a recession to go along with a more volatile geopolitical outlook. But on that prospect, it’s the cooler-headed fundies that will prevail. One thing that’s obvious from the last few weeks of market movements is that fear is running things again. Inflation and rate rises have given way to talk of…

Lachlan Maddock | 25th May 2022 | More
Unpredictable, not uninvestable: emerging markets no lost Paradice

As Paradice’s emerging market equities strategy hits its three-year anniversary, the outlook for the asset class has never been more uncertain. But the local institutional appetite is voracious. From Covid to Common Prosperity, emerging markets have been roiled by upheaval in the last two years. And Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sent global markets into the…

Lachlan Maddock | 18th May 2022 | More
  • Value back on top in a market in shock

    Value investors have staged their long-prophesied comeback during the highly volatile start to the year. But questions remain about whether this performance will be prolonged. March stands out as being one of the most difficult periods for investors in a generation. On the one hand, bond markets sent fixed income to its worst return in…

    Drew Meredith | 13th May 2022 | More
    AIMA, 100WF elevate women’s voices

    Investment management still trends “pale, male, and stale”. But a new mentoring program is aiming to close the female participation gap. It took the Global Financial Crisis for Ming Long AM, now the chair of AMP Capital funds management, to get the CFO role at Investa Property Group. The company had just been taken over…

    Lachlan Maddock | 11th May 2022 | More
  • Why Manny and Gail Pohl helped restore a masterpiece

    The founder of Hyperion Asset Management and ECP has in recent years focused his philanthropic efforts on restoring master works from ages past. “The outstanding thing about all of them is the way the colours and the details jump out at you and talk to you,” says Manny Pohl, discussing the works restored by the…

    Lachlan Maddock | 6th May 2022 | More
    ‘Not just a piece of Britain’: Down Under open for funds innovation

    The new corporate collective investment vehicle (CCIV) could create new markets for Australian fund managers and bring international managers to Australian shores. Australia is still viewed as somewhat incurious about the region it inhabits, despite gesticulations at the fact that its countries are our largest trading partners. But the newly-created CCIV – due to commence…

    Lachlan Maddock | 4th May 2022 | More
    Future Generation pivots to prevention

    With a new CEO at the helm, the charitable listed investment companies first set up by Geoff Wilson in 2014 will now start funding organisations focused on addressing mental health issues before they occur. The two Future Generation LICs, focusing on domestic equities (Future Generation Australia) and global equities (Future Generation Global) – were set…

    Lachlan Maddock | 4th May 2022 | More
    Magellan goes cold on China as volatility reshapes portfolio

    Magellan has abandoned its long-standing Chinese positions and cast a keen eye over financials as it attempts to weather an environment of more persistent inflation. Magellan has remained in the headlines on a near daily basis, with continued uncertainty around the return of CIO and founder Hamish Douglass, who took medical leave in early February….

    Drew Meredith | 27th Apr 2022 | More
    CIOs learn to live with ‘a blunt and retrospective instrument’

    The Your Future, Your Super (YFYS) test is here to stay – but CIOs are still adapting to the idiosyncrasies of their new benchmarks. “The performance test gives you an additional target,” Anna Shelley, CIO of AMP, told the ASFA Conference on Wednesday (27 April). “And you can be the best archer in the world,…

    Lachlan Maddock | 27th Apr 2022 | More
  • Russia a ‘sideshow’ in main EM game

    Investors and their fund managers have dumped Russian holdings in recent weeks amid worsening horror at the invasion of Ukraine. But active managers could lessen the blow for investors through new opportunities on the other side of a Russian trade. For Ninety One’s emerging markets team, Russia is an “ugly sideshow” to the main investment…

    Greg Bright | 20th Apr 2022 | More
    ‘Everybody will listen to the 99’: Why consensus rarely triumphs

    Massive dispersion still remains in the aftermath of a relatively minor correction, and now is the time to scrutinise consensus expectations for some market darlings. “If you ask 100 engineers how much steel and concrete are required to build a bridge, and 99 engineers say x amount of steel and y amount of concrete, and…

    Staff Writer | 13th Apr 2022 | More
    Contrarian investing in the age of foolishness

    Markets are poised for more damage after a remarkable bull run, and Orbis Australia believes now is the time when contrarianism will prove its worth. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,” writes Charles Dickens in “A Tale…

    Staff Writer | 31st Mar 2022 | More
    1 2 3