A new listing offering value, growth, and yield

Mark Newman

MotorCycle Holdings (MTO) is a new addition to the portfolio which we believe is well positioned to deliver solid returns for shareholders over the coming years. MTO is Australia’s largest motorcycle dealership, operating 34 franchises from 24 locations in QLD, NSW and ACT. The company primarily engages in the sale... Show More

Egaming...the new content, the new King

Mark Newman

A structural growth area that has been gathering momentum in recent years is egaming (electronic gaming). Gaming has evolved from traditional arcade-style and console gaming to mobile applications across 4G networks. Technological advancement and high speed internet has allowed gamers to connect to online platforms and compete with other users... Show More

The biggest risk is to be too risk adverse

Mark Newman

The biggest risk for investors at present is to be too risk adverse. Since the GFC emerged Australian listed companies have raised $400 billion of equity to essentially de-risk their balance sheets. Traditionally lower risk balance sheets tend to lead to higher valuation multiples. However, the PE of the median... Show More

K2 Global Alpha: Data is our key differentiator

Mark Newman

Since inception 16 years ago the team K2 Asset Management have kept intricate details about each and every trade executed by their investment team. Campbell Neal says this proprietary database has allowed them to tailor their process resulting better returns for their funds. “We have two guys working on this... Show More

K2: We’re incentivised to perform

Mark Newman

The K2 Global High Alpha strategy invests in globally listed equities across a range of sectors and aims to deliver strong capital growth over the long-term. The Fund has achieved returns of 26% p.a. since inception in 2009 and will be replicated in the new ASX listed K2 Global Equities... Show More

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Our Head of Australian Equities, David Poppenbeek recently put together a short note for clients outlining the relationship between bond prices and equity...

Mark Newman

Our Head of Australian Equities, David Poppenbeek recently put together a short note for clients outlining the relationship between bond prices and equity prices and how equity markets have reacted in the past to an inflationary interest rate environment - one in which we will likely find ourselves in over... Show More

The K2 International team recently put a note together for distribution through the ASX website discussing the merits of investing in Emerging markets and...

Mark Newman

The K2 International team recently put a note together for distribution through the ASX website discussing the merits of investing in Emerging markets and where in particular we see opportunities. The rise of the Chinese consumer will be a large secular tailwind for numerous corporates around the world regardless of... Show More

The K2 International team has, over the past 12 months, released notes on various 'key areas of interest' that help the team filter the broader investment...

Mark Newman

The K2 International team has, over the past 12 months, released notes on various 'key areas of interest' that help the team filter the broader investment universe into an investable portfolio. The following note discusses the way in which 'traditional' media is now being absorbed and the way in which... Show More

On the back of K2 International's widely read notes on structural change stories - Google and Reflation in UK housing, Nick Griffin, Head of International...

Mark Newman

On the back of K2 International's widely read notes on structural change stories - Google and Reflation in UK housing, Nick Griffin, Head of International Equities recently spoke with Money magazine. Click the following link to view the video and article... http://www.theage.com.au/money/super-and-funds/wise-money-eyes-google-and-british-homes-20140204-31xx5.html Show More

Across K2 International's 'key areas of interest' the most controversial of our areas is the concept of 'reflation'

Mark Newman

Across K2 International's 'key areas of interest' the most controversial of our areas is the concept of 'reflation'. Post the GFC, the trend towards rising asset prices has taken on a more structural element as a result of the various policies introduced in the US and elsewhere to boost aggregate... Show More

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Earlier this year, K2 put out a note identifying Google as the 'next low hanging fruit' in International Equities; as a result we sold our Apple exposure and...

Mark Newman

Earlier this year, K2 put out a note identifying Google as the 'next low hanging fruit' in International Equities; as a result we sold our Apple exposure and invested in Google. Further to this, we see the outlook for growth for Google as limitless in the short term, consequently we... Show More

Following the GFC, central banks across much of the developed world have cut interest rates to historic lows and embarked on various unconventional policies to...

Mark Newman

Following the GFC, central banks across much of the developed world have cut interest rates to historic lows and embarked on various unconventional policies to stimulate growth, including bond purchases (so-called QE). While these policies have enjoyed mixed success in boosting general economic activity, they have succeeded in inflating asset... Show More

Hi Jon At K2 we run Variable Beta Long / Short funds. We have a 20 year track record, and have successfully managed our strategies through numerous cycles. For 'Best of Breed' managers see independent research houses. Many thanks for your question. Regards

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