Garry Laurence

Garry
Laurence

Portfolio Manager - Global Equities
Perpetual

Garry joined Perpetual in March 2008 as an Analyst and has covered a broad range of sectors. He is now Global Equities Portfolio Manager and has been managing the Global Share Fund, since its inception in January 2011.

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The real benefits of artificial intelligence

Garry Laurence

The pace of technological change never ceases to excite me – and I’ve been studying it for a while. I recently attended a Citigroup technology conference in New York with Thomas Rice, our technology expert, to examine the large strides Alphabet (Google) and IBM are making in artificial intelligence (AI)... Show More

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3 of the best value sectors in 2017

Garry Laurence

Another financial year has gone by, with strong performance tailwinds helping to create some significant opportunities in markets around the world. As at 30 June 2017, the MSCI world index had risen 15%, with value stocks in a number of sectors benefitting from a market sentiment shift away from deflation... Show More

Online advertising - the only way is up!

Garry Laurence

We have invested in businesses like Expedia, Yahoo and Qihoo in the past and we currently have 14% of our portfolio allocated to these types of businesses. We like these businesses as there is a clear tailwind out of traditional media expenditure towards digital media advertising. Companies that we invest... Show More

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Trickle down Trump leads to Trumped up markets

Garry Laurence

What an eventful quarter we have seen in equity markets. The election of Donald Trump has seen a significant rise in long term bond yields and a rotation out of bond proxies like utilities, real estate and consumer staples into sectors like financials that have been undervalued for quite some... Show More

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US COMPANIES KEEP CHUGGING ALONG NICELY. THE QUESTION IS NOT IF BUT WHEN THE FED WILL RAISE RATES

Garry Laurence

I have decided to dedicate this newsletter to the US economy, given that our investments in the US represent close to 60% of the fund's portfolio. Despite the recent stock market correction, the US economy is growing nicely with US GDP growth revised upwards to 3.7% in the second quarter.... Show More

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Buy high quality growers and you don't have to worry about Greece or China

Garry Laurence

Everyone has been watching the eye-watering rise of the Chinese A-Share indices and the most recent 30%+ correction of the China Shenzhen A-Share Index. This index is up 62% year to date. It is interesting to note that since the 1st of August 2009, the China Shenzhen A Share... Show More

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TOUR D'EUROPE - HIGH QUALITY COMPANIES WON'T BE AFFECTED BY A GREXIT

Garry Laurence

In this newsletter I decided to write to you about my recent trip to Europe. I travelled through many cities including Berlin, Rome, Paris, London, Tel Aviv and Istanbul. The last two aren't necessarily on most people's travel lists but are both very interesting cities with wonderful companies to invest... Show More

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Bank on financials globally, not at home

Garry Laurence

I thought I would dedicate this newsletter to an undervalued sector globally, financials. Interestingly while global banks seem to be very cheap and attractive opportunities, Australian banks are quite the opposite… I start to worry when I read about 300sqm knockdowns in Sydney selling for $2.7m, $1m over the reserve... Show More

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