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Investing where your mouth is

Chad Slater

Sunday 22nd April was International Mother Earth Day, a day designed to highlight the need for a collective responsibility to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity. This year was as... Show More

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Three key LIC take-outs from 2017

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The Listed Investment Company (LIC) sector has been one of the great success stories in recent years, growing at 15% last year to 105 LIC now listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), accounting for $37.1 billion dollars in market capitalisation. Bell Potter Listed Investment Company specialist Nathan Umapathy shares... Show More

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How to spot the next big crisis

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Humans tend to fear spectacular, but unlikely events. This is the proposition that Bruce Schneir makes in his book “Beyond Fear”. For example, European tourism has been significantly impacted by much talked about terrorist attacks despite the extremely low probabilities of something occurring to any individual. With the anniversary of... Show More

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Do You Wanna Be Right, or Do You Wanna Make Money?

Chad Slater

One way to transpose ethical views to investing is via shorting. This can involve attempting to profit from the fall or the share price of companies one deems to be misaligned with your ethical views. The question is, would you rather be right by shorting an unethical stock and prove... Show More

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An eclectic mix of five global picks

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It is hard to find value in the Australian market, and harder to find truly world-class companies leveraging global trends. So, some of the smartest investors in the market are investing offshore to achieve this. A few months ago, Livewire asked five global specialists for their best stock idea at... Show More

How to profit from liquidity provision in LICs

Chad Slater

There was an excellent article on Livewire last week looking at some Listed Investment Companies (LIC) trading at a discount that offer good chances to profit for investors. Today, I offer another way that investors may not always consider: IPO investors to offer liquidity on the stock exchange. Show More

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Jack Lowenstein’s 5 rules of investing

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Jack Lowenstein, co Chief Investment Officer at Morphic Asset Management has not taken the conventional path into professional investing. Having started his career as a journalist, Lowenstein has spent the last two decades investing in global equities. He describes himself as a ‘frontier investor’ willing to go where many are... Show More

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Trump can't stop the climate progress

Chad Slater

Often discoveries occur independently at the same time in different places. It’s one of the odd things about human progress. As part of our launch of the Morphic Ethical Equities Fund, that debuts on the ASX next month and applications closing on the 19th April, we published an optimistic note... Show More

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Can socially responsible investing and good returns coexist?

Chad Slater

Over the last few years, there has been a significant increase in the interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. According to a paper released recently, over $8trn of the $40trn of money managed in the USA is now under some form of Sustainable and Responsible Investing (SRI) or... Show More

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How to Change the Climate of Ignorance

Morphic Asset Management

In 2017 there is a narrative of "alternate facts" and "two sides to the story" on things such as climate change. Well, there aren’t two sides to the story on gravity, nor are there two sides on climate change. Morphic will be hosting two presentations in Sydney where Mark Fulton,... Show More

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Why an ethical screen can improve returns

Jack Lowenstein

I recently spoke with Tom Pietrowski at Commsec about the Morphic Ethical Equity Fund. In the video, I make the case that ethical investing does not constrain performance, particularly given our negative view of some key sectors we screen out, such as energy and tobacco. Show More

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Initial Public Offer: Morphic Ethical Equities Fund Limited

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Morphic Asset Management has announced the IPO of a new ethically focused listed investment company (LIC). Chad Slater and Jack Lowenstein, the founders of Morphic Asset Management, believe that the way you invest does make a difference to the future of the world. Show More

Morphic launches new ethical LIC

Jack Lowenstein

We are the first generation to experience climate change, and we are the last that can do anything about it. Morphic strongly believes that better investing can make the world a better place, and that there is no need for it to involve things that make us all poorer. Show More

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