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Daryl Wilson

What attracts us to the LIC sector is the opportunity not only to access a range of very good investment managers, but also to potentially buy some LICs at very attractive discounts to NTA value. Show More

Daryl Wilson

The LIC sector is a fascinating market to operate in. Sometimes IPOs are well supported and discounts to NTA narrow, and at other times (such as now) the overall sector feels soft and many LICs trade at greater than average discounts. Show More

Mark Tobin

We are on the home stretch of FY18 and microcap and small caps indexes have continued to demonstrate strength. Once again, microcaps significantly outperformed large caps. The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index returned a -3.69% for the Q3FY18. In contrast, the S&P/ASX Emerging Companies Index posted a -1.85% return in... Show More

Nathan Umapathy

2017 was a big year for both Listed Investment Companies (LIC) and Listed Investment Trusts (LIT) with a record number of new and innovative entrants into the sector. LIC/LIT dominated capital raisings, collectively bringing $3.7bn via Initial Public Offerings (IPO). And this was further supported by a number of secondary... Show More

Mark Tobin

We are half way through FY18 and microcap and small caps indexes have continued where they left off in Q1, and then some. Once again, microcaps significantly outperformed large caps. The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index returned as you will recall a minuscule 1.0% for the Q1FY18. In stark contrast,... Show More

Peter Rae

2017 was an exceptional year for new listed investment company and listed investment trust raisings, with 14 new entities raising a total of $4.2bn via initial public offers. This significantly exceeded the funds raised by new LIC/LIT offers in the previous two years and lifted the total number of LICs... Show More

Spheria Asset Management

One attraction of investing small caps is the potential to uncover one of those rare gems that start small and go on to become big caps. Stocks like Magellan, Fortescue and SEEK spring to mind. Livewire asked Marcus Burns from Spheria for one company he thinks has market-leading potential. Show More

Livewire Exclusive

The market has favoured growth stocks in recent years, but that could all change according to Matthew Booker from Spheria Asset Management. In a cycle that’s been 10 years in the making, companies have grown large and attracted high valuations while burning large amounts of cash. Show More

Spheria Asset Management

In order to outperform, being contrarian isn’t enough, you need to be contrarian AND right. As investment strategist and author, Michael Moubossin wrote; “being a contrarian for the sake of being a contrarian is not a good idea… When the movie theatre is on fire, run out the door.” Show More

Livewire Exclusive

Markets tend to overreact on both the upside and the downside. Two years ago, Sirtex was trading at $40 per share and expectations were running high. Following several disappointing announcements, it’s now trading around $15. In this video, Matthew Booker from Spheria explains why they think it offers great value. Show More