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Dominic   McCormick

As an investment consultant and Portfolio Manager with a focus on the listed investment fund space (LICs and LITs) one comment/question I sometimes get from advisers and investors is “why wouldn’t I just pick my own LICs/LITs?” After all, isn’t that the point? You outsource the stockpicking and picking fund... Show More

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Steven Fleming

Despite the complex name, securitization is a simple concept. Securitization is taking an illiquid pool of assets and converting them to liquid securities. Securitization got a bad rap in the wake of the GFC, but in Australia, there are important differences to the “sub-prime” market in the USA. This video... Show More

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Dominic   McCormick

There are now more than 100 closed end listed investment funds on the ASX including Listed Investment Companies (“LICs”) and Listed Investment Trusts (“LITs”). For simplicity I will refer to them all as “LICs”. LICs differ from other listed funds such as ETFs and active ETFs in a range of... Show More

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Mary Manning

Asian markets have had a very strong year, up 29% year to date in 2017 (in AUD terms). This performance has been driven by a combination of strong earnings growth and moderate multiple expansion. Outstanding market performance in China and India and strong sector performance in the Asian mega-cap technology... Show More

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James Nicolaou

The following report contains a LIC sector update and performance review of our coverage list for the month of May 2016. Top picks: Our top picks refer to preferred exposures within each sector based on numerous quantitative and qualitative factors. However, they should not be treated as official stock recommendations... Show More

Marcus Padley

There has been a huge trade over the last three years for Australian retirees buying unhedged international, particularly US equity market exposure, and taking advantage of the fall in the Aussie dollar and the rise in international equities. But I was reading a Listed Investment Company (LIC) report this week... Show More

Andrew Brown

One aspect of the recent sensational events regarding Valeant Pharmaceuticals International provides a strong debating point over the governance of externally managed listed investment companies, with real relevance in Australia. Might be time to re-examine the prospectuses you subscribed to in the last two years. Show More

Karl Siegling

Good management is clearly important… but what are the attributes of good management? Our latest article goes over what we look for in a company's management including their skill, incentives, potential conflicts of interest and the types of lies they tell: the ‘good’ lie, the ‘bad’ lie and the ‘dangerous’... Show More

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