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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

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Episode 3: Mining the cost of safety

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Episode 1: The cost of fashion

 

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Five important lessons on investing for income

The search for income and cash flow by people relying on their investments has never been more difficult, so it's worth understanding both the opportunities and the overall context. 

What do negative rates and other RBA moves mean for investors?

The RBA is likely to first exhaust conventional easing by cutting the cash rate to 0.5% by year end before deploying unconventional measures. Negative interest rates are unlikely.

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Women, parental leave and financial stress

While no group or demographic is immune from financial stress, Australian working women are continuing to feel the pressure, with one in five identifying as financially stressed.

Investment returns have been good, but are likely to slow

The past 10 years have seen pretty good returns for well-diversified investors. But, while it sounds like a broken record, the decline in yields points to eventually more constrained returns ahead.

The growing role of ESG in infrastructure

ESG factors are central to the sustainability of an asset, and are especially critical for assets owned by global listed infrastructure companies given their fixed nature, lengthy lives, and centrality to economic growth and the smooth running of society.

The green bond market: from inception to today

Green bonds have been in the marketplace for a little over a decade – a slither of time compared to bank lending or government bonds. But it is undoubtedly among the fastest growing of the fixed income instruments.

Structural shifts in Australian real estate

The proliferation of online shopping has heralded a structural shift in the marketplace. With it comes challenges for investors, particularly passive investors whose portfolio returns depend, in part, on history repeating itself.

Seasonal patterns: sell in May and go away?

Should we “sell in May and go away” and what about renewed trade war fears?

Investing today for tomorrow’s needs

A digital transformation has revolutionised how the world communicates and how information is accessed, processed and stored.

The 2019 Australian Federal election and investors

Some might be forgiven for thinking the wheels have fallen off Australian politics over the past decade with the same number of PM changes as Italy, a fractured Senate and “minority government” at times making sensible visionary long-termpolicy making hard. 

A list of lists on the 2019 investment outlook

2017 was a great year for well diversified investors – returns were solid (balanced super funds returned around 10%) and volatility was low. So optimism was high going into 2018 but it turned out to be anything but great for investors who saw poor returns (average balanced super funds look to have lost around 1-2%) and volatile markets.

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

Australian growth has slowed again. The housing cycle downturn and its impact on the economy will likely see growth constrained to around 2.5-3%.

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13 common sense tips to manage your finances

Getting your personal finances right can be a challenge. Here are 13 tips that may be of use.

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Five charts to watch on the global economy

Five key global charts to watch in getting a handle on whether a major downturn is on the way are: global business conditions PMIs; global inflation; the US yield curve; the US dollar; and global trade growth.

  • 18 October 2018

Nine keys to successful investing

Investing during times of uncertainty can be nerve wracking, but even in good times it can be problematic. For this reason, it’s useful for investors to keep a key set of things – call them rules – in mind.

  • 9 August 2018

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.

  • 8 May 2018

Falling Sydney and Melbourne home prices – is this the crash?

Falling Sydney and Melbourne home prices – is this the crash? What about other cities and the impact on the economy?

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