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Red flag in Magellan's massive new ASX trust

Christopher Joye
Christopher Joye Smarter Money Investments/Coolabah Capital Investments

In the AFR I explain my involvement in helping shape the unprecedented new listed investment company (LIC) structure pioneered by global equity hedge fund VGI Partners, which for the first time ever will involve the fund manager---and crucially not the LIC's investors---paying 100% of the enormous 3% sales commissions offered... Show More

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Platinum Asset Management: Wrong Time, Wrong Place

Chad Slater
Chad Slater Morphic Asset Management

Morphic was "outed" over the weekend by the AFR who called us to ask about our disclosed short position in Platinum Asset Management, which they had come across in our disclosed holdings. A lot of funds don't disclose to the market their short positions, but we made the decision that... Show More

Hamish Douglass: 8 predictions on the impact of technology

James Marlay
James Marlay Livewire Markets

Hamish Douglass, CIO of Magellan Financial Group, has told investors that over the next 10 – 25 years a new technology and machine age could prove to be more important than The Industrial Revolution. “We believe that we are nearing an inflexion point in the rate of technological advancement, which... Show More

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Paypal to benefit from shift to electronic payments

Magellan Asset Management Limited

PayPal is the leading global digital wallet and a leader in mobile and ecommerce payments. It operates a proprietary global technology platform that connects merchants and consumers around the world. PayPal has approximately 173 million active customer accounts. Last year, it processed over $235 billion of payments in nearly 4... Show More

Beware of Quantitative Tightening

Magellan Asset Management Limited

In our view, the current risk pricing environment for high-quality assets is quite extraordinary in a historical context. Pricing for sovereign credit, high quality corporate and financial credit and other high-quality defensive assets is at, or near, record highs at present. The pricing of high-quality assets reflects the prevailing environment... Show More

Hamish Douglass: Markets not aligned with Fed

Livewire News
Livewire News Livewire

Hamish Douglass of Magellan says the market should brace for a correction if they’ve underestimated how quickly rates could rise. “We believe markets are factoring in longer-term bond rates a bit over 3 per cent. If you look at what the Federal Reserve is estimating they're really saying long-term rates... Show More

Do the analysis and think independently

Magellan Asset Management Limited

In 1965 Warren Buffett wrote in his letter to investors in the Buffett Partnership: “We derive no comfort because important people, vocal people or great numbers of people agree with us. Nor do we derive comfort if they don’t. A public opinion poll is no substitute for thought.” It is... Show More

A great investor will challenge their own ideas

Magellan Asset Management Limited

The ability to challenge your own ideas was one of the investor attributes that Hamish Douglass said he admired and aspired to in the recently released Magellan Global Annual Investor Report. “Confirmation bias is one of the primary causes of investment mistakes”. Douglass believes that a good investor will seek... Show More

BTT – Exceptional performance bodes well for FUM inflow

OC Funds Management

During the quarter, we added several new holdings to the portfolio including wealth manager BT Investment Management Group (BTT). BTT was opportunistically added to the portfolio when major shareholder Westpac Group undertook a major sell-down of its holding reducing its stake from 59% to less than 40%. Despite continued strong... Show More

Dom Giuliano, Portfolio Manager at Magellan says Investors should not be distracted by short-term data trends

Magellan Asset Management Limited

Dom Giuliano, Portfolio Manager at Magellan says Investors should not be distracted by short-term data trends. In our view, the drivers of US economic growth are gathering strength, justifying the Federal Reserve's moves to end Quantitative Easing and gradually normalise monetary policy. Higher interest rates will be disruptive to markets,... Show More