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Lachlan Hughes

Investors continue to use technology companies as a proxy for risk, but we need to consider the value of individual stocks in the sector. As we survey the recent sell off in US tech outside our portfolio, we believe many of the share price falls are justified by company valuations.... Show More

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Scott Haslem started his career in 1991 as an economist working alongside the likes of Glenn Stevens and Bernie Fraser at the RBA. Today he is the Chief Investment Officer of Crestone Wealth Management, a firm that oversees ~$16 billion of assets on behalf of wealthy individuals and not for... Show More

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By definition, the largest companies by market cap are the most valued by investors in absolute terms. Over the past decade the composition of the world's most valuable companies has undergone significant change. You can blame it on technology, globalisation or even call it disruption, the reality is that companies... Show More

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Sinclair Currie

In Paisley 80 years ago, a woman became ill after being served ginger beer from a bottle containing a decomposing snail. The ensuing claim for damages resulted in a lengthy legal process resulting in success for the claimant. This precedent created a legal risk associated with poor quality service and... Show More

Magellan Asset Management

Four years ago, Microsoft became our largest holding. We bought it for US$28 a share, at a time when Steve Ballmer's rule was ending and people thought the Windows business would disappear. Windows wasn't about to disappear. With the Office software, Microsoft probably had the best applications business in the... Show More

Chris Stott

Expectations of accelerated interest rate rises sent equity markets into a tailspin in February, impacting the first quarter and setting the tone for the calendar year. The good news is that it’s not all doom and gloom and investors can look to the media and retail sectors for opportunities over... Show More