portfolio management

Patrick Poke

Seth Klarman, CEO and Portfolio Manager of the US-based hedge fund, Baupost Group, has been touted widely as “the next Warren Buffett”. The nickname The Oracle of Boston (a reference to Buffett’s “Oracle of Omaha” nickname) has even been used to reference him. However, unlike Berkshire Hathaway, which is a... Show More

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Luke Cummings

Prudent portfolio management shouldn’t rely upon the assumption that everything will remain the same or that economic settings of the past will continue. Unfortunately, this is how many portfolios in Australia are typically managed. This is particularly dangerous when one considers that current economic settings are quite different to what... Show More

Clime Asset Management

Average holding periods of equities have never been shorter, sitting at 8.3 months for EOY2015. The introduction of electronic trading has provided market-makers with some degree of liquidity during times of increased volatility, leaving markets extremely short-term focused. This in turn, can arguably lead to far greater short-term volatility, which... Show More

David Bassanese

Let us put the recent share market performance into a longer-run perspective. Equity returns over the short-run can be uncomfortably volatile. However, according to our research, based on some longer-run valuation measures, the market is not particularly expensive at current levels. Together with recent modest returns, this suggests scope for... Show More