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Delivering outstanding investment outcomes is at our heart

Since we started life back in 1849 as the investment management arm of AMP Society, our commitment to delivering outstanding investment outcomes for our clients has been at the heart of everything we do.

Experience has taught us what matters most

With more than 160 years’ experience managing clients’ money, we’ve learnt what matters most – that is, to build the trust of our clients. We’ve always believed that some of the best investment opportunities are created by truly understanding our clients’ needs. It’s this philosophy that explains the range of ‘firsts’ we’ve achieved on behalf of our clients, and why we’ve been at the forefront of developing contemporary investment solutions.

The whole is greater than the sum

We believe in expert investment teams coming together to discover the best possible insights and investment opportunities for our clients. With more than $140 billion in assets under management as at 31 March 2014, AMP Capital’s story is more about our clients’ successes than our own. 

Designed for SMSFs

Designed to help you navigate the opportunities and issues trustees face today, the SMSF Suite brings you insights and handpicked investment opportunities – usually only available to large super funds and institutions. Explore the suite today to access our SMSF Knowledge Centre, the SMSF Community, SMSF News, and the SMSF Suite of funds. Visit: www.ampcapital.com/au/en/smsf.

 

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Episode 5 - The history of sustainable investing

Episode 4: Green bonds: How 'green' is green?

Episode 3: Mining the cost of safety

Episode 2: The vital signs of the planet

Episode 1: The cost of fashion

 

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The green bond market: from inception to today

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Structural shifts in Australian real estate

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The 2019 Australian Federal election and investors

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A list of lists on the 2019 investment outlook

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The Australian economy in 2019 – house prices, growth and interest rates

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The 2018-19 Australian Budget

The 2018-19 Budget will be the last before the next election (due by May 2019) and so had to provide pre-election goodies but in a way that keeps the return to surplus on track. Thanks to an improvement in the budget position since the Mid-Year review, of around $7bn per annum, this has been made relatively easy. A modest fiscal stimulus will help households, but the main risk is that the revenue boost proves temporary.

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Autonomous vehicles: the real investment opportunity

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  • 15 March 2018

2018 – a list of lists on the investment outlook

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