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Listed Managed Investments: Quarterly Review

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

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
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

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
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

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
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

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

AFIC upgraded to Highly Recommended by IIR

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

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

Finding value amongst small-cap LICs

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

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
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

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
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

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

How to identify outstanding LICs

Independent Investment Research
Independent Investment Research 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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Do options provide LIC investors with value?

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

Since January 2013 there have been 30 new listed investment companies (LICs) join the ASX. Each of these LICs issued investors with options as part of the initial public offer (IPO). In most cases, investors received one ‘free’ option for each share, although there were some offers where the ratio... Show More

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QV Equities: An opportunity to invest outside the top 20

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

Independent Investment Research has initiated coverage of QV Equities (ASX:QVE) a listed investment company (LIC) that invests in a diversified portfolio of ASX listed entities outside the S&P/ASX 20 Index. QVE is managed by Investors Mutual Limited (IML), a long established and experienced investment management company with a proven track... Show More

Listed Managed Investments: Quarterly Review

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

(LICs), listed investment trusts (LITs), and exchange quoted managed funds (EQMFs). At 31 January 2016, there were 96 LICs and LITs on the ASX, with a collective market capitalization of $ 31.6B. There are a number of new LICs in the pipeline including URB Investments, Contango Global Growth, Plato Income... Show More

LIC’s continue to offer attractive dividend yields

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

In this month’s Independent Investment Research (IIR) LMI Monthly Update we discuss why the listed investment company sector was able to maintain steady dividends and, in some cases, announce modest dividend increases despite reporting lower profits during the recent reporting season. We do not expect to see many dividend reductions... Show More

LICs hold dividends steady despite lower profits

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

In our latest Monthly LMI Update, Independent Investment Research looks at performance across the listed investment company (LIC) sector. With company reporting season underway, a number of the large cap focused LICs have already reported their earnings results. A general theme running through these results is that reported earnings are... Show More

Selecting the right LIC for your investing needs

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

In its latest Quarterly LMI Market Review, Independent Investment Research (IIR) provides detailed coverage of 35 listed investment companies, listed investment trusts and exchange quoted managed funds including commentary, investment views and ratings. We look across a number of sectors and investing strategies and provide insight into performance, discounts and... Show More

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Small cap focused LICs still shine

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

The performance of mid/smallcap focused listed investment companies (LICs) continues to reflect the strong performance of the small cap market sector over the past 12 months. The average portfolio return from the small/mid cap focused LICs for the 12 months to 31 October 2016 was 11.9% however, a number of... Show More

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Bell Potter LIC report: September Quarter

Bell Potter
Bell Potter Stockbroker

Given that nearly 60% of the Listed Investment Companies (LICs) in our coverage have delivered strong outperformances over its benchmark over the last 10 year p.a. - we still see the compelling proposition a LIC presents in an investment portfolio. In our new LIC Quarterly, Analyst Nathan Umapathy profiles 42... Show More

Five top performing LICs

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

Small cap shares continued to outperform large caps during the September quarter with the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index up 8.5% for the quarter and 29.2% for the 12 months to 30 September. This difference in performance between the sectors was again reflected in the performance of listed investment companies,... Show More

23 LICs with attractive yields

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

Listed investment companies and listed invest trusts continue to offer investors an attractive source of dividends and distributions, with many LIC dividends fully franked. We calculate that LICs with an Australian large cap shares focus currently offer an average dividend yield of 4.4% while those with an Australian mid to... Show More

Independent Investment Research new monthly listed managed investments (LMI) update

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

In our first monthly LMI update we comment on some key events in the sector over the past few weeks including the management buyout of the Contango MicroCap management contract and the successful listing of WAM Leaders. We also look at performance for the year and highlight the best and... Show More