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‘Think differently to the next guy’: Paradice on why fundies falter

“If you have style drift and you move into the latest hot thing, you’re gonna get whipsawed… That’s usually the death knell of a fund manager, that style drift.”

Lachlan Maddock | 12th Aug 2022 | More
The ‘high powered mutants’ are driving the bear rally

It’s the end of an era as the bear emerges from hibernation. So who’s staying in, and who’s doubling down? It’s fear and loathing season, but equities continue to rally. This is funny to watch, for the simple reason that it gives us an opportunity to imagine the kind of investor partaking in (and driving)…

Lachlan Maddock | 2nd Jun 2022 | More
‘We’re so fragile’: more gloom from permabears

Jeremy Grantham’s “wild rumpus” appears to have well and truly begun. But it might only be the beginning of a gloomy period for markets. Jeremy Grantham, chief investment strategist of GMO and part-time prophet of doom, has been unusually quiet of late. One would expect the severe market dislocation we’ve been experiencing since the start…

Lachlan Maddock | 25th May 2022 | More
  • Public markets sketchy on private valuations

    Venture capital and private equity have produced the most popular source of new IPOs in recent years, but public market investors are rejecting the valuations they’ve set. Venture capital has been one of the most popular and profitable sectors in which to operate and invest in the last few years. Traditionally the domain of the…

    Drew Meredith | 30th Mar 2022 | More
    The rise and fall (and rise and fall) of thematic investing

    The 2020s are set to be the years of thematic investing – but so were the early 2000s. And the more things change, the more they stay the same. One of the problems in thematic investing is figuring out what’s a theme and what’s just plain old trendy. But that problem is also a problem…

    Lachlan Maddock | 8th Oct 2021 | More
    Why Cathie Wood believes in the ‘super-crazies’

    Implausible doesn’t mean impossible. But it remains to be seen whether the “creative destruction” that ARK Invest is banking on can trump the possibility that we’ve been in a bubble all along. They’re what legendary investor/prophet of doom Jeremy Grantham calls “super-crazies” – the wildly overvalued assets that start to appear shortly before the bubble…

    Lachlan Maddock | 23rd Sep 2021 | More
  • ETF global flows build to $10.4t tsunami

    Global investors have poured a record amount into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) during the first two months of 2021, according to industry data. UK-based consultancy firm ETFGI clocked about US$222.5 billion (A$288 billion) of net flows into the sector globally over January and February, over twice the figure for the same period in 2020, the Financial…

    Investment News NZ | 26th Mar 2021 | More