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As we enter a new year, financial markets are displaying tangible signs of optimism. Equity markets are setting new record highs, credit spreads are at their lowest levels in two years, and according to JP Morgan even volatility in the foreign exchange markets has dropped...

Liquidity is the ability to buy or sell something whilst incurring normal transactions costs. Liquidity in fixed income markets are no less important to liquidity in equity markets. How does one measure liquidity? In a managed fund, it is complicated. It depends on many inter-related factors such...

According to a recent Fortune article,  San Francisco was rated as the best city for trick-or-treating and the northern neighborhoods of Presidio Heights and Seacliff as the top ranked to visit on Halloween. Apparently kids from all over town visit these neighbourhoods in hope of...

The growth in passive index investing has been driven by two fundamental facts:  lower management fees and better performance. According to S&P’s annual SPIVA survey: “In 2018, apart from the Australian mid- and small-cap funds, the majority of Australian funds did not outperform their respective benchmarks and...

As Father’s day approaches this weekend, the eInvest team made a realisation. Our Dad influenced each of our first investments. It seems that we don’t just inherit our Dad’s hair colour, height or football team, but we often inherit our Dad’s values, ideas and approaches when...

The US yield curve inversion – an indicator of recession or not? In a word, not. There are clearly issues in the world. A recession may hit the global economy more quickly than some expect. Nonetheless, the long-lived influence of global central bank policies on...

This article was first published in Cuffelinks on 16 July 2019. The original article is found here. The recent step down in cash rates was a final jolt to the savings of millions of Australians who live on interest from bank deposits. It took term deposits...

eInvest, a distributor of exchange traded managed fund solutions, has launched Australia’s first actively managed ESG exchange traded fund (ETF).  The new fund, eInvest Future Impact Small Caps Fund (IMPQ) is also Australia’s first Small Cap Active ESG ETF and is managed by affiliate, Perennial Value Management. The...

Sydney-based Perennial Value Management is launching an actively managed Australia and New Zealand small cap ESG ETF. It’s the first active ESG ETF to hit the Australian market. The eInvest Future Impact Small Caps Fund (Managed Fund) (IMPQ), which began trading today, will attempt to outperform...