Q&A

Funds
Livewire Exclusive

Fidelity's Future Leaders Fund recently made history when it won Morningstar’s small-cap Aussie equities ‘Fund Manager of the Year’ award for the second consecutive year. Following this impressive win, we recently dropped in to chat with the fund’s Portfolio Manager, James Abela. In this wide-ranging discussion, James explains why he... Show More

Equities
Alex Cowie

With markets more unpredictable than ever, I reached out to Hugh Dive at Atlas Funds to get his view of the year ahead. In this exclusive written Q&A, he shares three key considerations for investing in 2019, and one big risk investors are underpricing. Show More

Fixed Income
James Marlay

Do you remember last year when US 10-year government bonds cracked 3%? I do. Everyone started talking about flattening yield curves, a potential recession in the US and Jamie Dimon said the 10-year could hit 5%… Widely regarded as the risk-free rate used for the pricing of all other assets the... Show More

Education
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For two years now, Roger Montgomery has been warning investors of a pending housing crash. While these claims were initially met with scepticism, as the data has deteriorated significantly in Sydney and Melbourne, more investors are coming to accept this thesis. According to CoreLogic’s Home Property Value Index, prices for... Show More

Patrick Poke

As volatility has picked up in recent months, many investors who thought they were protected in a down-market have quickly discovered otherwise. Asset consultants have discussed the value of finding genuinely uncorrelated returns, while also acknowledging the difficulty of finding them. Show More

Asset Allocation
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With franking credits in Labor’s sights, and half of Aussie income coming from a handful of stocks in sectors under duress, we asked Dan Pennell, Senior Portfolio Manager at Plato Investment Management to outline what's on offer through global equity income investing. Q1: How does global equity income stack up... Show More

Fixed Income
Livewire Exclusive

Fixed interest is a core part of any good portfolio, but just how well is the asset class understood? In this exclusive Q&A with Livewire, Jay Sivapalan, Co-Head of Australian Fixed Interest and Portfolio Manager at Janus Henderson Investors discusses the biggest theme in the market today, where he's seeing... Show More

James Marlay

Small companies continue to attract attention from investors while large caps deal with sector specific and macro headwinds. I took the opportunity to fire 10 questions at Chris Prunty who is a portfolio manager at QVG Capital - a specialist small cap investment firm. Show More