March 18, 2021

ASX trades down despite positive jobs figures

ASX continues to weaken, unemployment surprises, NZ nearing second recession The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finished another 0.7% lower on Thursday, with every sector but miners and retailers falling. Amongst the biggest detractors were the Commonwealth Bank (ASX:CBA) and CSL Ltd (ASX:CSL), down 1.6% and 1.9% respectively. The

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INSight #80 with Max Verma

INSight #80 – What does open banking mean for asset & wealth managers? Max Verma, Senior Director – Customer Advisory, Asia Pacific and Japan at Seismic, gives an insight into open banking with James Dunn. With over 15 years’ experience

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What does High Conviction mean?

Often used to describe a particular type of investment style – for example, the High Conviction Equities Fund – “conviction” is all the rage in equity markets today. This type of strategy usually holds between 20–30 stocks (or any other asset, for that matter)

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Are we talking about the wrong bubble?

“Am I worried about asset prices rising too quickly? At the moment, I don’t see anything that’s unsustainable”. “I recognise that low interest rates are one of the factors contributing to higher housing prices and that high and rising housing

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Financial advisers in need of better data

Not that long ago a fund manager could provide a mesmerising presentation slide on how it uses “big data.” Examples might be using Google Earth to discern real-time movement in shopping centres, building activity based on shadowing over the day

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Is inflation all it’s cracked up to be?

The media coverage around inflation has bordered on obsessive in recent months, with predictions of a bond market apocalypse and rampant inflation sending markets into a tailspin. The reality, according to experienced bond manager Jamieson Coote Bonds, is a little

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Australian Ethical shoots for the stars

Australian Ethical, which is already the equal-largest manager of specialist ESG-related funds in Australia, alongside Vanguard, is now aiming to be among the largest of all managers with Australian businesses operating in the wholesale and retail space. And it is

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