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Why it’s time to look beyond ‘terrible’ China performance

The EM story of economic growth and portfolio diversification should work in theory – but what’s worked in practice has been altogether different. Still, gloom around China obscures the many bright spots in a diverse market.

Staff Writer | 1st Mar 2024 | More
GMO on how active managers might be (relatively) more magnificent

Betting on mega-caps has rarely paid off for active managers, but investors who want exposure to the US market are often forced to take on massive stock specific risk for or against the Magnificent Seven. A mega-cap mean-reversion could be a tailwind once again.

David Chaplin | 21st Feb 2024 | More
  • Don’t chase markets into the ‘danger zone’: Ninety One

    The peak in interest rates and inflation has been supportive of markets, but there’s still plenty of turbulence ahead and investors should be wary of chasing stocks higher.

    Staff Writer | 16th Feb 2024 | More
    Unloved value stocks primed for outperformance: Pzena

    Rising interest rates and elevated stock multiples have brought down the equity risk premium and created a highly advantageous environment for value investors, according to Pzena Investment Management.

    Staff Writer | 14th Feb 2024 | More
  • Hedge funds flounder in boom year for markets

    Hedge funds struggled again in 2023 as aggregate mediocre performance coincided with net outflows, a new report reveals, while most remain well below the global equity index over the last five years.

    David Chaplin | 9th Feb 2024 | More
    ‘We have to adapt’: Fidelity CIO on the changing funds management landscape

    Even the biggest fund managers have to change with the times, and the US$750 billion Fidelity is staring down a world that’s moving beyond the traditional investment landscape in which its business was built.

    Lachlan Maddock | 7th Feb 2024 | More
    Why markets face a ‘multi-pronged fork in the road’

    It’s a narrow path to a Goldilocks financial environment with steep drops on either side. Should markets tumble off the edge, big investors could cast their eyes back over macro hedge funds, long-short strategies and gold.

    Lachlan Maddock | 25th Jan 2024 | More
    BlackRock goes all in on alts

    The world’s largest asset manager has picked up Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) in a move that will give it greater access to the fastest-growing segment of the private markets and define “the next 20 years” of its business.

    Staff Writer | 17th Jan 2024 | More
    Investors fret politics over inflation in financial fear gauge

    Geopolitical tension, US electoral uncertainty and a commercial real estate crash loom as the fastest-rising risks for the financial services industry next year, according to the latest industry poll by securities post-trade giant, DTCC.

    David Chaplin | 12th Jan 2024 | More
  • TAA pioneer TGM in tie-up with Alpha Vista

    Tactical Global Management has merged with local quant shop Alpha Vista, expanding its product suite with an eye to winning new clients locally and globally.

    Lachlan Maddock | 6th Dec 2023 | More
    Scarcity Partners brings GP staking down under

    The newly launched Scarcity Partners wants to help take emerging asset managers to the next level. With stormy weather still forecast for markets, it’s a great time to buy.

    Lachlan Maddock | 28th Nov 2023 | More
    Pzena, Invesco managers top new investment skill benchmark

    Teams from Pzena and Invesco scored highly against the Northern Trust-backed Essentia Analytics’ Behavioural Alpha Benchmark, a system designed to differentiate between luck and true investment nous.

    Staff Writer | 22nd Nov 2023 | More
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