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How can a super fund hold no cash or bonds?

Nobody revalues their own home each day in the way they revalue listed equities, but does that mean the value is constant? The daily unit price is calculated in some super funds using unlisted asset valuations.

8 benefits of listed over unlisted infrastructure

Listed infrastructure is a large universe of more than 350 companies worth more than US$4 trillion at prevailing market prices. This way of entering the asset class offers several advantages over the unlisted alternative.

How do unlisted real estate funds generate high income returns?

Part 2 of this two-part series on unlisted real estate funds, or syndicates, looks at gearing, how returns are generated, and the different types of exit strategies.

What to look for in unlisted real estate funds

Part 1 of this two-part series on unlisted real estate funds, or syndicates, explores their characteristics and most importantly, how the Net Tangible Asset calculation can be misleading. Every syndicate is unique.

Don’t do what everyone else is doing

Successful investors often say that investing contrary to everyone else is key. Unlisted commercial property is not liquid and carries leverage, but good investing is about finding properties where prices are favourable and creating a more valuable asset.

A fund manager’s perspective on ASX’s mFund

Many brokers and fund managers have not yet joined the ASX's Managed Fund Settlement Service, mFund. One fund manager explains why they took the leap and their early experiences.

Listed versus unlisted infrastructure

When deciding between listed and unlisted infrastructure securities, the focus should be on the cashflows, the risks associated with those cashflows and the entry price to buy the assets.

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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.

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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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