It’s unusual to see a more than 30% allocation to financials with virtually no big banks in the mix. We had a chance to ask David Poppenbeek from K2 to run through his fund’s positioning and to explain the rationale when we sat down for an exclusive interview recently.

David told us that they have just 5% in the major banks, saying that ‘they just can’t make them work’ due to their internal problems. Sidestepping the big four, the fund’s biggest holding is Macquarie, which has been working well for them. In this video David discusses two other financials he prefers, including one ‘bank that people like’ and one that could be a potential takeover target.

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Captain Winklewand

Hello David - nice to hear your thoughts. Interesting comments about Bendigo - do you think BOQ has similar prospects? A lot of the banks have been punished in the last few months, so for patient long-term investors, now (and maybe after the the next earnings report?) may be a nice time to accumulate. Thanks