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Pessimism termites and super-crazies: Grantham warns on “bubbly markets”

Legendary investor Jeremy Grantham says that while markets are in what he’s called “one of the great bubbles of financial history,” there’s “no traditional pin” to pop it. Speaking to Morningstar CEO Kunal Kapoor, Grantham – who famously dodged the Japanese asset price bubble in the 1980s, as well as the Tech Wreck and the…

Lachlan Maddock | 3rd Jun 2021 | More
Allianz Retire+ flags defensive alternatives as solution to cash conundrum

The cash conundrum facing retirees is well-known and broadly appreciated, yet little is being done to address it. With global governments forced to flood the economy with cheap cash to avoid a depression, the result has been the transfer of wealth from savers, who receive a pittance on their low-risk investors, and borrowers, who are…

Staff Writer | 24th May 2021 | More
Crisis, what crisis? Strong earnings for Aussie stocks

While it may be only short term, the Government’s stimulus measures over the past 12 months have helped Australia’s listed companies to their best half-yearly reporting season in ten years. In its latest report on the state of the companies following their shareholder reports for the six months to December, equities manager Martin Currie Australia…

Greg Bright | 29th Mar 2021 | More
  • Evergreen launches portfolio stress-testing tool for advisers

    Evergreen Consultants, founded by experienced consultant Angela Ashton, this week launched an industry leading stress testing program for financial advisers. It is said to be the first of its kind made available in the ‘retail market’ and is available to Evergreen clients via their proprietary GreenVUE reporting platform. The launch comes after the most volatile…

    Staff Writer | 8th Feb 2021 | More
    In conversation with Troy Armstrong, Koda Capital

    Troy joined the Koda Capital team in late 2019 as an Adviser and Partner, but brought with him extensive experience across self-managed superfunds, trusts and companies, which allowed him to quickly cement his position within the independent wealth management firm based in Melbourne. While he does have an impressive history of positions among some of…

    Abbey Minogue | 28th Jan 2021 | More
    Private lending will be key to an economic recovery

    Middle market companies contribute close to 25 per cent of Australia’s GDP and employ a similar portion of the population according to consulting firm BDO. Simply defined as those companies with a turnover between $25 million and $500 million, most would agree this is the growth engine of the Australian economy. Yet increases in global…

    The Inside Adviser | 26th Jan 2021 | More
  • Vaccines to the rescue, says Atchison, but how much optimism is baked-In?

    Asset consultancy Atchison Consultants expects 2021 to be a “recovery year” on global markets, based on the prospects for the COVID-19 vaccines that are being rolled-out, but says these prospects are themselves the major risk, given the amount of investor optimism that has been baked-into valuations on the back of the vaccine announcements. While the…

    James Dunn | 21st Jan 2021 | More
    Quality rules the value vs. growth debate

    It’s the age-old battle, “value” versus “growth,” that seems to still polarise market participants and populate columns of the financial press. It has been a while since “value investing” made sense. The style has suffered a dreadful stretch of performance since the 2008 financial crisis. The Warren Buffett style of buying low (cheap) and selling…

    Ishan Dan | 7th Dec 2020 | More
  • Alternative assets to hit $23 trillion by 2025

    Assets in alternative investments are expected to grow by 9.8 per cent a year over the next five years, to hit US$17 trillion (A$23.4 trillion) by 2025, according to the latest research by Preqin, the global alternatives research and data provider. Private equity will double to US$9.1 trillion and Asia will be a “huge driver.”…

    Greg Bright | 25th Nov 2020 | More
    Managers prepare for market shift

    While the big tech stocks have driven global as well as US share market growth for several years, questions are emerging about how long this will last; and where do investors go when the world is also awash with “low-to-no” interest rates? In a series of four webinars for fund managers with which it partners,…

    Greg Bright | 15th Nov 2020 | More