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David beats Goliath: A story of private equity

In this piece, Schroders looks at the 'liquidity problem' facing large superannuation and private equity funds, and highlights the performance they’re missing out on in the small and middle markets.

Vanguard's submission to the Superannuation in retirement consultation

Vanguard Australia's contribution to the Federal Government’s Superannuation in retirement consultation shares its views on how the super system can best provide retirement confidence and security for Australians.

Private Credit Is gaining steam - Where do we go from here

This paper discusses the remarkable rise of private credit; the factors that, in our view, will shape its evolution; and its potential to continue delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns for selective investors.

Gold Demand Trends Full Year 2023

Another year of blistering central bank buying, together with resilient jewellery consumption, offset substantial annual ETF outflows. Sizable OTC investment was evident in gold’s price strength last year.

2024 Asset Allocation Outlook

Views on inflation, policy rates, economic growth and exogenous risks following the sharp rate hikes of last year. On balance, Australia and US should avoid a recession without the need for central bank policy rate cuts to smoothen the landing.

An introduction to utilities

Regulated utilities are known for their ability to generate predictable returns regardless of market conditions. For this reason, we often describe utility stocks as the ‘lead in the keel’ of our infrastructure portfolios. They allow us to navigate volatile global equity markets with confidence.

ViewPoint: Wash, Rinse, Repeat

How do investors approach 2024? The investment playbook is to approach risk assets selectively. A good start is to focus on leverage i.e. balance sheets and cash flow. We could see the US dollar come off further and gold continue to shine.

Regime shift: Characteristics of the ‘next’ economy and implications for Fixed Income

Fixed Income Outlook 2024 - Bonds suffered a rapid repricing in 2022 and 2023, but according to Schroder's Head of Fixed Income Stuart Dear, yields are now the best they’ve been in a decade.

Sunrise on Venus: Preparing for the investing environment of the next decade

Using long-term data, this paper looks at how we got here, which equities are at risk, why the investing world is changing, and how investors can prepare for the decade ahead.

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The best strategy to build income for life

Owning quality, dividend-producing industrial shares is key to building a decent income stream. Here is an update on the long-term performance of industrial stocks against indices, listed property, and term deposits.

Are more taxes on super on the cards?

The Government's broken promise on tax cuts has prompted speculation about other promises that it may consider breaking. It's widely believed that super is lightly taxed and a prime candidate for special attention.

Lessons from the battery metals bust

The crash in lithium and nickel prices has left companies scrambling to cut production, billionaires red-faced, and investors wondering how a ‘sure thing’ went so wrong. There are plenty of lessons for everyone.

16 ASX stocks to buy and hold forever

In his recent shareholder letter, Warren Buffett mentions several stocks he expects Berkshire Hathaway will own indefinitely, including Occidental Petroleum. We look at ASX stocks that investors could buy and hold forever.

Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 545 with weekend update

It’s troubling that practical skills like investing aren’t taught at schools as it leaves our children ill-equipped to build wealth, and more vulnerable to bad advice. Here are some suggestions to address the issue.

  • 1 February 2024

For the younger generation, we need to get real on tax

The distortions in our tax system have been ignored for too long, and we're now paying the price. It's time Australia got real and addressed the problems to prevent an even greater intergenerational tragedy.

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