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Mapping markets: outlook from 10 portfolio managers

  • 5 July 2018

Welcome to ‘Mapping Markets’, the first in a new quarterly series of ideas and outlook from Insight’s investment team. This report covers Insight Investment’s latest thinking on diverse topics spanning credit markets, the global economy and responsible investment.

Investors can’t afford to ignore the blockchain revolution

Blockchain is a powerful technology. The most successful companies will be those that have the ability to harness its power. Three groundbreaking examples are global payments, data protection and verifying land titles.

Quarterly fixed income and currency outlook

  • 1 June 2018

The fixed income sector has come under scrutiny lately, specially following Italy’s bond crisis. Insight Investment, a leading global asset manager, has published its quarterly review and outlook. This report is intended for wholesale investors.

The merit of currency exposure if equity markets fall

Australian investors with foreign currency assets must consider whether to hedge the currency exposure, but the overall context of their portfolio is relevant or losses could be magnified.

The role of multi-asset funds in retirement

Fund managers take different approaches to asset allocation, either leaving it unchanged in a 'strategic' position, or responding 'dynamically'. Either way, multi-asset funds have many of the features retirees want.

Emerging markets: Harnessing currency returns

  • 16 November 2017

A large part of the return from investing in emerging market assets comes from currency exposure. However, Australian dollar investors typically lose out on this due to the economic links between Australia and Asia, and the impact of changes in commodity prices.

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Most investors are wrong on dividend yield as income

The current yield on a share or trust is simply the latest dividend divided by the current share price, an abstract number at a point in time. What really matters is the income delivered in the long run.

My 10 biggest investment management lessons

A Chris Cuffe classic article that never ages. Every experienced investor develops a set of beliefs about how markets operate.

Seven major trends affecting Australians in retirement

Retirement planning will become increasingly complex in the face of trends in home ownership, wealth dispersion, life expectancy, health and aged care costs, work patterns and pension dependency.

Lessons from the Future Fund for retail investors

The Annual Report from Australia's sovereign wealth fund reveals new ways it is investing in fixed income and alternatives. The Fund considers its portfolio as one overall risk position with downside protection in one asset class allowing more risk in another.

Four companies riding the healthcare boom

There are strong demographic trends in ageing and consumer spending and investing in the right healthcare companies can ride this wave as well as produce better health outcomes for people. 

Five reasons SMSFs are making asset allocation changes

Substantial changes are underway in SMSFs which until recently held a narrow range of assets dominated by cash, term deposits and Australian equities. Trustees have never faced so many choices.

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