July 19, 2021

ASX closes 0.9% lower, materials and energy drag

ASX hit, defensive rotation begins, Oil Search loses MD, Telstra takes on China  The ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) strengthened throughout the day, ultimately finishing 0.8% lower despite being as low as 1.1% during the morning session. The mining and energy sectors were

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Douglass confronts new world order

In conversation with Ticky Fullerton, business editor-at-large for “The Australian,” Magellan co-founder Hamish Douglass said that two major factors loom as catalysts for an “investment day of reckoning”: the potential for the emergence of vaccine-resistant Covid strains (a case strengthened

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Xeppo seeks to support advisers in harnessing data

According to wealth management platform Netwealth (ASX: NWL), “Two in five advice firms will look to integrate their systems and databases in the next 24 months.” Assuming it’s correct, the wealth platform space will either undergo major consolidation or external

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Successful growth investing demands clear focus

How difficult is it to be a successful growth manager in today’s turbulent markets? Let’s hear from Francyne Mu, a portfolio manager of the Franklin Global Growth Fund. Growth stocks have driven global equity markets higher over the past few years,

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Lockdown means a greater need to reach out

Rob Prugue, well-known investment manager and a former regional chief executive of Lazard Asset Management, has called on the financial services industry to appreciate the need for extra awareness of people’s mental state during the current lockdowns in Sydney and

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Rethink needed in the pursuit of retirement income

Leading equity manager Martin Currie has suggested the superannuation, advice and wealth management industry may have it all wrong, in its new research piece titled ‘Investing for a sufficient retirement income’. In the paper, chief investment officer Reece Birtles advocates

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