Government bonds deliver critical balance


Investors should use bonds to diversify their portfolios for protection in times of uncertainty, and avoid the trap of critics who suggest they are unattractive because they produce small returns, according to Jamies.. Read More

Fund managers should rise above fee scrutiny


While the “omnipresent pressure” on fees was becoming increasingly apparent in a climate of low returns, active managers could still prove their worth and relevance in the face of volatile global markets,.. Read More

Investors need mid-cap exposure


The majority of Australian investor portfolios were too concentrated in large-cap stocks, which could generate lower returns in the long term compared to mid-cap stocks, according to VanEck. VanEck director of i.. Read More

Caution advised in global SMAs


Advisers looking to use managed accounts for their clients’ global equity allocations should consider a number of factors to ensure optimum performance, including clients’ existing equities investments, t.. Read More

DomaCom expands into bonds


Fractional investment group DomaCom is gearing up to focus on product innovation and expanding its core offerings to investors after receiving approval from ASIC to deal in securities. The group said that while .. Read More

Nikko to branch into SMAs, ETPs


Nikko Asset Management will this year focus on making its products available through new structures, including separately managed accounts (SMA) and exchange-traded products (ETP), in response to demand from independ.. Read More

Bearish sentiment drives flat margin lending


Australia’s margin lending market continued to decline as investors faced further share market volatility in 2016, although the rate of decline was slower than previous years, according to new Investment Trends.. Read More

P2P plays must stack up on fundamentals


Peer-to-peer (P2P) investments can be powerful tools for self-directed investors as long as these vehicles stick to fundamental principles of investment structures, according to La Trobe Financial. The asset man.. Read More

HHV board stands firm on Wilson AM push


The board of listed investment company (LIC) Hunter Hall Global Value Limited (HHV) is still refusing an equal-access buyback for shareholders following a threat from significant stock owner Wilson Asset Management (.. Read More

Opinion – Japan’s sun rises with Trump win


The surprising US presidential election victory by Donald Trump is leading to major shifts across the global investment landscape. In this environment of new winners and losers, one possible beneficiary is emerging i.. Read More

Legg Mason signals active ETF ambitions


Global fund manager Legg Mason Australia is eyeing up Australia’s active exchange traded fund (ETF) space with a view to launch its own vehicle in the coming months. At a recent media briefing in Sydney, .. Read More