Matthew Kidman: Uncut

James Marlay

Livewire Markets

Regular readers of Livewire will know Matthew Kidman from his role as ‘Anchorman’ for the popular Buy Hold Sell video series, and for expertly moderating panel sessions at the annual Livewire Live investor event.

Matthew is also a highly accomplished investor with an impressive track record, and following 13 years at Wilson Asset Management, he established his own firm, Centennial Asset Management (VIEW LINK).

A common request we receive at Livewire is to hear Matthew’s views on investing and markets. Today, we’re delighted to bring you an in-depth discussion covering Matthew’s investment philosophy, his current views on equity markets, two small-cap ideas that meet his criteria, one investment lesson that keeps coming back to bite him, and plenty more...

“I’m not necessarily believing we’re in for a bear market, we might be, and I haven’t ruled that out. We’re definitely in for a change of what is going to lead the markets.”

Topics discussed

  • Meeting Geoff Wilson and the decision to switch from journalism to a career in funds management.
  • Matthew’s process for portfolio construction and his checklist for selecting stocks.
  • The relationship between geopolitics and markets... why do we get it so wrong, so often?
  • Aussie banks are looking ‘fit’ following the Royal Commission.
  • The outlook for equities and why he thinks a change of leadership is taking place.
  • Two small-cap ideas that fit into the process at Centennial Asset Management.
  • A lesson learned the hard way.

If, as I have, you appreciate Matthew's contribution to Livewire, I encourage you to like, share or leave a comment below this post. Thanks in advance.

Podcast - Listen to the the full and uncut interview

Tune in on Apple iTunes: (VIEW LINK)

Listen via SoundCloud: (VIEW LINK)

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