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It’s all about psychology in small caps

Any time you get great valuations, “it’s always messy”. But the indiscriminate sell-off in growth small caps presents the best buying opportunity since 2008. “Historically, people think of small cap growth as the wrong place to be in a rising interest rate environment – and it is, when people first start to think about a…

Lachlan Maddock | 3rd Aug 2022 | More
A mixed bag for equities, at home and away

“These financial cleansings are really important to how you set up asset markets; they’re really important for how the Fed regains credibility; and they’re very important for curbing excessive risk-taking.”

Lachlan Maddock | 27th Jul 2022 | More
  • Hedge funds back in favour amidst market gyrations

    “In general, it is a healthy environment for hedge funds, with allocation from institutional investors expected to rise. As markets brace for uncertainty, investors expect hedge funds to offer positive returns while reducing portfolio risk.”

    Lachlan Maddock | 22nd Jul 2022 | More
    Perennial gets $100 million from Mercer for sustainable SMIDs

    The hunger for sustainable investing continues apace with Perennial winning a $100 million mandate from Mercer Investments for its Better Future small- and mid-cap strategy.

    Lachlan Maddock | 22nd Jul 2022 | More
  • Hidden champions and ‘Omotenashi’: Japanese equities beckon

    Australian investors are finally warming to Japanese equities after years of avoiding them for “good macro reasons.”

    Lachlan Maddock | 20th Jul 2022 | More
    ‘Top Gun’ pays off for Northleaf

    With investments in everything from music royalties to litigation financing, international private markets manager Northleaf is exploring a “robust pipeline” of deals Down Under.

    Lachlan Maddock | 15th Jul 2022 | More
    Managed funds see record outflows as bear market bites

    There’s no end in sight for the pain in equity markets, and investors are rushing for the exit. But Australian equities offer a bright spot.

    Lachlan Maddock | 13th Jul 2022 | More
    ‘A narrow path forward’ between value and growth

    While value has been the winner of the recent market rout and growth the loser, a zealous adherence to either style could see managers burned by economic downturn.

    Lachlan Maddock | 8th Jul 2022 | More
    ‘We go where the pain is’: value, after the bubble

    A punishing, indiscriminate sell-off has left opportunities lying on the floor. After a 13-year “anti-value phase”, the style is coming back into style.

    Lachlan Maddock | 1st Jul 2022 | More
  • Time for different opinions on market direction

    As the money-fueled tech bubble pops, value investing is clawing its way back to the top. But investors shouldn’t write off growth just yet, even if it’s not “coming back in a hurry.”

    Lachlan Maddock | 29th Jun 2022 | More
    ’60/40 is being resuscitated’: fixed income down but not out

    Year-to-date, fixed income markets are about as bad as equities. But Michael Leithead, fixed income and senior portfolio manager at EFG Asset Management (EFGAM), is more positive than he’s been “in a long time.”

    Lachlan Maddock | 24th Jun 2022 | More
    ‘It’s a business about character’: Kudu hunts deals Down Under

    New York-based Kudu Investment Management has returned to Australia in hopes of pulling off a repeat of its 2020 deal with Channel Capital.

    Lachlan Maddock | 24th Jun 2022 | More
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