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Patrick Poke

This year’s Wilson Asset Management shareholder presentations marked a changing of the guard at the firm; for the first time in nine years, the meeting was not headlined by Chris Stott as Chief Investment Officer. “Stotty” recently announced his retirement to spend more time with family, so this offered an... Show More

Chris Stott

Wilson Asset Management (WAM) was founded in 1997 by Geoff Wilson. Since then, WAM has gone on to launch seven LIC’s with over $3 billion in shareholder capital. The flagship fund, WAM Capital, has delivered 17.5% p.a. since inception (August 1999), outperforming the ASX All Ords by 9.2% p.a. Show More

Chris Stott

Around 12 months ago, I shared my 10 predictions for FY18. These included a peak for the housing market, struggling retail stocks, and global macroeconomic strength. It was great to see that a lot of these predictions proved true. With FY18 now over, Livewire have asked for my predictions for... Show More

Chris Stott

Expectations of accelerated interest rate rises sent equity markets into a tailspin in February, impacting the first quarter and setting the tone for the calendar year. The good news is that it’s not all doom and gloom and investors can look to the media and retail sectors for opportunities over... Show More

Chris Stott

US President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on China on Thursday caused heightened concerns that a trade war could escalate, hurting global growth. The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index fell on the news, to close down 2.1% for the week. President Trump said exemptions from US tariffs may only... Show More

Chris Stott

Last week, surveying solutions company Veris (ASX: VRS) announced it had acquired Elton Consulting for $16 million. The business complemented Veris’ strategy to consolidate the Australian surveying, advisory and geospacial sectors by adding the market leader in consulting and advisory services for the property, transport and infrastructure sectors. Show More

Chris Stott

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed up 0.2% in February, an almost flat close to a turbulent month and leading into a weak start to March. Heightened volatility in early February arising from concerns over the prospect of accelerated interest rate rises faded as the month continued. A slightly... Show More

Buy Hold Sell

The market applied the blowtorch indiscriminately across the retail sector last year, creating long-absent pockets of value in the market. Shrewd investors moved in, but are opportunities still present today? In this week’s Buy Hold Sell, we pit two small cap specialists called Chris against each other to find out. Tune... Show More