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Infrastructure assets well placed for an era of inflation

In times of accelerating inflation and turbulent share markets, investors might find that holding global listed infrastructure securities is one way to help protect a portfolio against inflation.

The Year of Living Dangerously

Hamish Douglass, Chairman and CIO at Magellan, explains the intricacies around the vaccines for the virus behind COVID-19, warns a mutant variant could appear and tells why that’s just one risk that could catch out investors in 2021.

Hamish Douglass on the hunt for super-compounding stocks

Hamish discusses Magellan's unusual origin story, China, and how to build a cohesive world-stock portfolio. Check this podcast from Morningstar in the US.

Technology is reshaping modern medicine

Technological leaps in medicine are accelerating as researchers find better ways to treat more diseases, in more ways, for more people but ethical and economic challenges could limit the benefits ‘medtech’ brings to healthcare.

Big Data is fuelling the revolution in AI

  • 21 March 2018

An Australian student in January 2018 used the data trails of people exercising in remote areas to deduce the location of ‘clearly identifiable and mappable’ secret US airstrips, bases and outposts in Afghanistan and Syria.

Driverless vehicles are here

  • 16 August 2017

The big technology companies and the largest car companies are investing billions of dollars into driverless car technology, in the hope of profiting from a leap in transportation as significant as the bound from horses to cars a century ago.

Infrastructure and investing in communication towers

  • 8 February 2017

For a growing number of people, relying on a smart device to help guide us through our daily routine is becoming the norm. Whether it’s a smartphone, a tablet or an autonomous vehicle, being connected is essential for the functioning of modern society.

Infrastructure and investing in airports

  • 17 November 2016

“Whether you’re parking your car, walking through the duty free or boarding a plane for your vacation, the airport experience is familiar to many of us.

Apple Inc – looking beyond the device game

  • 21 April 2016

Apple is one of the largest companies in the world, enjoying strong brand recognition globally and extensive market penetration for its flagship products, most notably the iPhone.

Beware of quantitative tightening

Magellan’s CEO, CIO and Lead Portfolio Manager Hamish Douglass discusses central bank activity, the potential mispricing of bonds, the recent equity market sell-off, the weakness in the global economy and where he’s finding investment opportunities and uncertainty.

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Lessons when a fund manager of the year is down 25%

Every successful fund manager suffers periods of underperformance, and investors who jump from fund to fund chasing results are likely to do badly. Selecting a manager is a long-term decision but what else?

2022 election survey results: disillusion and disappointment

In almost 1,000 responses, our readers differ in voting intentions versus polling of the general population, but they have little doubt who will win and there is widespread disappointment with our politics.

Now you can earn 5% on bonds but stay with quality

Conservative investors who want the greater capital security of bonds can now lock in 5% but they should stay at the higher end of credit quality. Rises in rates and defaults mean it's not as easy as it looks.

30 ETFs in one ecosystem but is there a favourite?

In the last decade, ETFs have become a mainstay of many portfolios, with broad market access to most asset types, as well as a wide array of sectors and themes. Is there a favourite of a CEO who oversees 30 funds?

Australia’s bounty: is it just diversified luck?

Increases in commodity prices have fuelled global inflation while benefiting commodities exporters like Australia. Oftentimes, booms lead to busts and investors need to get the timing right on pricing cycles to be successful.

Meg on SMSFs – More on future-proofing your fund

Single-member SMSFs face challenges where the eventual beneficiaries (or support team in the event of incapacity) will be the member’s adult children. Even worse, what happens if one or more of the children live overseas?

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