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HMC Capital launches real-asset-focused alternative strategy

High-conviction alternatives manager, HMC Capital (ASX:HMC), has announced the launch of its new HMC Capital Partners Fund 1, which will seek to invest in private and public businesses with real-asset backing. The fund uses a high-conviction and scalable real asset strategy to target public and private companies that have real assets attached to them, and…

Ishan Dan | 4th Jul 2022 | More
A closer look at the top inflation-linked strategies in 2022

In a year marred by rising volatility, inflation, war and supply disruptions, sharemarkets fought a battle between positives and negatives which weighed on equities as investors rotated out of growth assets and into safety. The RBA is tipping GDP to grow by 4.25 per cent over 2022, and by 2 per cent over 2023. Inflation…

Ishan Dan | 4th Jul 2022 | More
  • Geopolitics to trump inflation as biggest risk of 2023

    In a year shaped by geopolitical tensions, a pandemic, war, inflation and supply-chain disruptions, the number one threat perceived by the general public remains inflation. That’s according to McKinsey & Company’s Economic Conditions Outlook June 2022 survey, which found that inflation topped the list of perceived economic hazards in respondents’ home countries, while geopolitical conflicts…

    Ishan Dan | 4th Jul 2022 | More
    Global growth downgraded as Ukraine drags

    Morgan Stanley have released their note covering the 2022 Midyear Economic Outlook. Most major economies, including the U.S., Europe, the United Kingdom and China, are each tracking toward GDP growth that will be half that of 2021. On the downside, Russia is estimated to decline by 12% in 2022 in regard to GDP. It will…

    Ishan Dan | 30th Jun 2022 | More
  • Positioning portfolios for ‘fabled soft landing’

    While several weeks ago now, the threat of 75 basis point hikes is no longer in the future, it has and will likely happen more than once in 2022. Essentially, the Federal Reserve and other central banks, including the RBA, are tiptoeing the line of fighting inflation without sending the economy into recession. This was…

    Drew Meredith | 30th Jun 2022 | More
    Global asset portfolios to deliver 5% a year: BCA

    New research from BCA Consulting predicts Australian equities will outperform global equities over the next 10 to 15 years. The research house expects a global portfolio of 50 per cent equities, 30 per cent bonds, and 20 per cent alternatives to return 5.0 per cent a year in nominal terms over the next decade, lifting…

    Nicki Bourlioufas | 30th Jun 2022 | More
    Understanding development funds

    With inflation embedding itself back into the economy, the days of easy money have quickly become a thing of the past. Not only do central banks now need to take action on inflation, but investors must also change the way they invest to account for higher interest rates. And so, the rotation away from risk…

    Ishan Dan | 27th Jun 2022 | More
    Fires, floods, pandemic, war – what comes next?

    Fires, floods, pandemic, war – what comes next? In a recent blog post, Joseph Koh, portfolio manager of the Schroder’s Australian Equities Long-Short strategy, compared the current market environment to the Four Horsemen of the apocalypse. Titled ‘The Dark Horse Cometh’, Koh highlighted the impact that fires, floods, a pandemic and war have had on…

    Drew Meredith | 23rd Jun 2022 | More
    What you don’t own matters more than what you do

    2022 may well turn out to be the year when hedge funds came back into favour across investment markets. The confluence of events, which has seen the traditional negative correlation between long duration bonds and equities quickly turn positive, has had a significant impact on investment returns. Thus far in 2022, UK-based Ruffer LLP, a…

    Drew Meredith | 20th Jun 2022 | More
  • The role of gold in portfolios as rates increase

    In one word yes. There has been no better time to buy Gold than now and that’s due to several reasons. Firstly, gold is trading at a discount to its all-time high of $2,788.77/oz, hit in March 2022 on the back of war in Ukraine and rising global inflation. At today’s prices Gold is trading…

    Ishan Dan | 16th Jun 2022 | More
    Investing beyond the pandemic

    “Recession? Who knows? We’re not bearish, especially with our value style of investing. It’s bit of war like scenario. After the war’s over, we get inflation and that’s what we’re in. It’s the transitory talk that is the problem. We think for various reasons, this inflation isn’t transitory,” says James Holt who spoke about investing…

    Ishan Dan | 16th Jun 2022 | More
    Why China is ahead in the cycle

    China is a little ahead of the US in the current re-pricing of global equities. That, coupled with western geopolitical concerns, has presented a new round of opportunities. According to Alison Shimada, the lead portfolio manager (PM) for Allspring Global’s Total Equity Emerging Markets team, based in San Francisco, the China region stocks do not…

    Greg Bright | 10th Jun 2022 | More
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