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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

How do microcap managers perform in the long-term?

Mark Tobin
Mark Tobin Independent Investment Research

Active microcap managers demonstrated in FY17 that this part of the stock market can be a great alpha generator for managers (and their investors). In this wire, we ask how they have stacked up against their benchmarks over 3, 5 and even 10 years... Show More

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Microcaps: FY17 in review

Mark Tobin
Mark Tobin Independent Investment Research

While the financial year 2017 may not have been overly pleasing when one looks at the performance of the ASX emerging companies index which returned a dismal -2.3% for the year. A different picture emerges when looking at the performance of active managers in the space. The majority of microcap... Show More

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Five LICs at a discount to NTA

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

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

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

Contango MicroCap concerns remain

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

Contango MicroCap (ASX:CTN) released details of the management agreement with its newly appointed second manager, OC Funds Management. There are a number of material differences between this new agreement and the agreement with the existing manager, Contango Asset Management. A number of these differences are at odds with CTN’s existing... Show More

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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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

Looking for value in the listed investment company sector

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

In this month’s Independent Investment Research LMI Update we take a look at a number of listed investment companies that are trading at discounts to pre-tax NTA, but have produced strong returns over at least a three year period. From our performance tables we have identified nine LICs that were... 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