Mark Houghton

The ‘balanced’ portfolio has become an institution in the financial world. Equities and bonds are the main ingredients and the ‘mix’ determines the categories of balanced funds commonly used. Here we discuss this approach, and look at another option. Show More

Mark Houghton

Short selling scares people. Many advisors categorise long/short strategies as ‘risky’ and they have support from the likes of Warren Buffett who describes it as dangerous and irritating. Our observations show long/short strategies do in fact give skillful managers a competitive advantage. Show More

Graeme, it all comes down to fund selection. True many of the 'alternatives' being promoted pre GFC failed. But I would be remiss if I didn't tell you that the funds we were in at that time did extremely well with and a number we have invested in since also did well through the GFC.

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