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    Key Points: Data suggests active investment grade fixed income managers generally outperform passive strategies Changes to underlying index composition is a key driver of active management outperformance Indexes composition changes over time which may lead to unwanted risks with passive strategies Passive strategies make even...

    Warren Buffett’s belief in the miracle of compound interest is only rivalled by his contempt for gold as a protection against runaway deficits and a supposedly worthless currency. The Oracle of Omaha’s 2019 letter to shareholders in his mammoth Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate is the usual folksy...

    Andrew Main is a financial journalist. He has been head down in Royal Commission for many months. Here’s his final views.   As the dust settles over the recent release of Commissioner Hayne’s Royal Commission report, there are two opposing views taking shape and they are both...

    eInvest sponsored the SMSF Association Advisor conference 2019 that was held in Melbourne. We spent all day talking to the financial advisors that work with SMSF’s (Self Managed Super Funds) and got a good insight as to what they and their clients were needing. Here’s what...

    Why is it that we are all recycling at home, but when it comes to investing, that mindset seems to go out of the window? Probably because making investment decisions is a mite more complex than deciding what rubbish goes in which bin. But it...

    While there are about 2200 stocks listed on the Australian market, more than 95 per cent of the value is made up of the top 200 stocks by market capitalisation. That leaves a lot of tiddlers but there’s a case to be made for the Small...

    The year 2018 reminded us emphatically that some of the more exciting investment products available did a lot worse than some of the conventional ones, to the extent that cash outperformed most other asset classes in Australia. Shares? Real Estate? The list of underperformers is a...

    The Australian sharemarket’s long been tied to the fortunes of its bigger US equivalent and the last quarter of 2018 was a fairly characteristic example. You won’t need reminding that in the last quarter of the year our market shed 9 per cent of its value,...

    At a high level, we need to feed society and the availability of food is important. However, not all food is created equally, given the growing call to minimise implications for the environment and society at large from food production. It's not only thermal power station...

    'Active management'. It’s a term, like many in the finance world, that is jargon for a simple concept. Simply put, active management is where decisions regarding an investment are made by the analysis of investment professionals, sometimes with quantitative tools to assist. Imagine you wish to...