People stepping up from the $1m-$2.5m bracket to the $2.5m-$5m bracket are the most likely HNW investor to be unadvised, data shows, with a greater allocation to direct shares and property.
After a string of high-profile incidents, the sale of Australia’s largest listed cybersecurity company, Tesserent (ASX:TNT) to French multinational Thales is a reminder of the value in carefully selected small cap stocks.
The meteoric rise of Nvidia (NVDA) parallels generative AI’s own stratospheric journey. Dataset provider Appen provides an interesting local proxy stock, alongside a new wave of AI-themed ETFs.
For the world to meet climate targets, the supply of battery-grade lithium will have to ramp up greatly, prompting expectations that the price will keep rising for years to come. And Australian companies with proven lithium deposits could do well as M&A in the sector stays hot, analysts say.
Active management might be back in a big way but asset managers need to make sure they’re getting what they pay for: skill, not luck. Figuring out manager style and factor biases is key.
Recent research reveals high-net-worth investors have reduced in number this year while accumulating more investable assets, with this cohort taking a “more subdued outlook” for the coming year. Investors’ asset class preference is also evolving to favour defensive investments.
The Russia-Ukraine war has seemingly moved from the headlines in most of the developed world, with most attention now being paid to the challenge of a jump in the cost of living and the impact of higher interest rates on repayments and property prices.
Several economists are now expecting the central bank will raise interest rates next week given a jump in inflation to a 21-year high of 5.1%, which would be the first rise in interest rates during an election campaign since November 2007, and coming ahead of several forecast rate rises in the second half of 2022. …
Following on from the Banking Royal Commission of 2017-18, the growing popularity of boutique independent financial advisers has grown consistently, with clients seeing value in advisers that are building strong personal relationships and providing a consistent high-quality service to their clients. Boutique advisory firms typically have a niche area of expertise where they can differentiate…
Evergreen Ratings has given the OurCrowd 50 Fund a “Commended” rating, highlighting the fund’s strong team of venture capital specialists. Evergreen Ratings is a subsidiary of Evergreen Consultants, and is a leading research house specialising in the analysis of higher-risk specialist wholesale funds. Heading up the OurCrowd team is successful venture capitalist Jonathan Medved, who…
Since Covid-19, Australia’s relationship with China has all but soured, with trade relations between the two countries grinding to a halt, except for iron ore. And yes, a sad state of affairs indeed. Many Australian companies with business operations in or exporting to China were hit hard. But as the old adage goes, “as one…
“Where are all the women?”. A memorable moment at the 2016 Fund Manager of the Year awards took place when Dame Quentin Bryce, the former Governor-General, turned to a leading female portfolio manager and asked, “where are all the women?” That was eight years ago. Fast-forward to today, and the industry is worth more than…