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Time to move into the big cap LICs?

Daryl Wilson

While we believe that over the longer-term, smaller companies provide more opportunities to outperform compared to larger ones, rarely have we seen such a large performance gap between the two as we have over the last 12 months. Show More

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12-month LIC returns remain positive despite falls in March quarter

Peter Rae

In its latest Monthly LMI Update, Independent Investment Research takes a look at listed managed investment returns for the past quarter and 12 months and highlights the best performing LICs/LITs over the past five years. We also highlight the five largest discounts and premiums to pre-tax NTA and take a... Show More

10 high yield LICs

Peter Rae

In its latest LMI Monthly Update, Independent Investment Research takes a look at the recent listed investment company reporting season which saw a majority of LICs report higher earnings and many pay higher dividends to their shareholders. We also highlight the top 10 yielding LICs under our coverage and discuss... Show More

MCP Master Income Trust: A focus on fixed income

Peter Rae

Independent Investment Research has initiated coverage of MCP Master Income Trust (ASX:MXT), a listed investment trust that invests in a diversified portfolio of loans to Australian companies. It does so through investments in several wholesale funds managed by Metrics Credit Partners (MCP), an Australian debt-specialist fund manager with significant direct... Show More

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Listed Managed Investments: Quarterly Review

Peter Rae

In its latest Quarterly LMI Market Review, Independent Investment Research (IIR) provides detailed coverage of 43 listed investment companies, listed investment trusts and exchange traded managed funds including commentary, investment views and ratings. We have coverage across a number of sectors and investing strategies and provide insight into performance, discounts... Show More

Listed Managed Investments: Quarterly Review

Peter Rae

In its latest Quarterly LMI Market Review, Independent Investment Research (IIR) provides detailed coverage of 42 listed investment companies, listed investment trusts and Active ETFs including commentary, investment views and ratings. We look across a number of sectors and investing strategies and provide insight into performance, discounts and premiums to... Show More

A big year for LICs

Peter Rae

2017 was an exceptional year for new listed investment company and listed investment trust raisings, with 14 new entities raising a total of $4.2bn via initial public offers. This significantly exceeded the funds raised by new LIC/LIT offers in the previous two years and lifted the total number of LICs... Show More

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International LICs Performing Strongly

Peter Rae

In its latest Monthly Listed Managed Investments Update, Independent Investment Research looks at the performance of listed investment companies and listed investment trust for the 12 months to 30 September 2017 and found that LICs with an international focus were the best performers, with one LIC delivering a portfolio return... Show More

If 24 LICs ran the Melbourne Cup... which would be our favourites?

Daryl Wilson

To win the Melbourne Cup requires a horse that is well trained, has a great jockey, and importantly hasn’t been hit too hard with a weight handicap from the stewards. To win the "Affluence LIC Cup", an LIC requires many of the same attributes... Show More

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Ten high yielding LICs

Peter Rae

In its latest LMI Monthly Update, Independent Investment Research takes a look at the ten highest yielding listed investment companies in its coverage and also considers the sustainability of dividends. We also discuss and provide our views on some recent events within the LIC space. Refer to our report below... Show More

Listed Managed Investments: Quarterly Review

Peter Rae

In its latest Quarterly LMI Market Review, Independent Investment Research (IIR) provides detailed coverage of 39 listed investment companies, listed investment trusts and Active ETFs including commentary, investment views and ratings. We look across a number of sectors and investing strategies and provide insight into performance, discounts and premiums to... Show More

LIC Reporting Season Wrap – Dividends Hold Up

Peter Rae

For the reporting season just finished there were 24 listed investment companies covered by Independent Investment Research that reported full year results. Out of this 24, there were 14 LICs that experienced earnings declines. This reflected lower dividend income, particularly for those LICs that have capital account status, and also... Show More

Large cap LICs outperform small caps in FY17

Peter Rae

In its latest LMI Monthly Update, Independent Investment Research looks at the performance of the LIC sector over the 12 months to 30 June 2017. The Australian large cap share focused LICs benefited from solid market performance over that time with the five largest LICs delivering an average portfolio return... Show More

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BKI Investments offers exposure to a well-managed portfolio of Australian equities

Peter Rae

Independent Investment Research has initiated coverage of BKI Investments, one of the older style LICs that invests in a portfolio of Australian equities. It has an all market cap mandate although is heavily weighted to the ASX 50. Up until 2016, BKI was internally managed but is now managed by... Show More

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Five LICs at a discount to NTA

Peter Rae

In its latest LMI Monthly Update, Independent Investment Research takes a look at why listed investment companies trade at discounts and premiums to net tangible asset value. We also take a look at five LICs that are currently trading at large discounts to NTA, look at some of the reasons... Show More

AFIC upgraded to Highly Recommended by IIR

Peter Rae

Independent Investment Research is upgrading its rating on Australian Foundation Investment Company from “Recommended Plus” to “Highly Recommended”. The upgrade recognises AFIC’s sound investment processes, highly experienced investment team and Board, transparency, exceptionally low costs and the benefits of a lengthy track-record. Investors can gain confidence from a track-record in... Show More

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Finding value amongst small-cap LICs

Peter Rae

Small-cap shares have underperformed the broader market over the past 12 months and, on some metrics, the sector appears reasonable value. However, investing in small-caps can be a riskier proposition and in recent weeks a number of small-cap company share prices have been hit hard by revenue and earnings downgrades.... Show More

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Large cap LICs continue to benefit from strong market

Peter Rae

In its latest Monthly LMI Update, Independent Investment Research looks at listed investment company performance over the March 2017 quarter. The Australian large cap focused listed investment companies benefited from the solid market performance over the quarter with the five largest listed LICs delivering an average portfolio return (pre-tax NTA... Show More

Argo upgraded to Highly Recommended by IIR

Peter Rae

Independent Investment Research is upgrading its rating on Argo Investments (ASX:ARG) from “Recommended Plus” to “Highly Recommended”. IIR has always held Argo in high regard, but over the years our conviction has been cemented that Argo is truly best-of-breed in the listed investment company sector. The positives of Argo far... Show More

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How to identify outstanding LICs

Independent Investment Research

Listed Investment Companies (LICs) have enjoyed somewhat of a renaissance ever since the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms levelled the playing field with unlisted trusts. In the last four years, 42 new LICs have been listed, bringing the total combined market capitalisation for all LICS to $31 billion at... Show More

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