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Just as markets move in cycles, investment styles go in and out of favour. Both in the domestic and global markets, the last 5 years have seen strong outperformance by growth and momentum styles of investing. So we pose the question, is it time to...

Is my fund manager doing a good job? Fund managers play an important role in the provision of secure retirements for millions of Australians. So it is important to be able to assess whether a fund manager is doing a good job on behalf of investors....

Let’s lift the lid on fixed income investment jargon as we uncover the different types of fixed income securities. We begin with traditional corporate bonds which are effectively a contractual obligation to pay - very similar to a loan. The issuer of a corporate bond is...

“How do I invest for passive income?” is a common request among savers. They are mostly people who don’t want to be trading shares all day, or watching the markets, but would much prefer the “slow and steady” approach to investing. That sounds dull but there’s...

Why do I invest? The simple answer would be “to make my money grow” but upon reflection, the reasons for investing are more nuanced and have everything to do with defining my own future. I invest because I work too hard to not have my money...

Sometimes it seems that no sooner have investors worked out what one product is, than another comes along. But don’t despair: Active ETFs are an important recent innovation that most particularly allow Australian investors to get access to portfolios of carefully chosen investments at surprisingly...

Incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis into fixed income has progressed by leaps and bounds in recent years. While a thorough analysis of each of the key ESG themes takes place as part of a company review, at Daintree we are taking this a...

As the name Active Exchange Traded Funds (Active ETF) indicates, they are traded on a Stock Exchange like ordinary shares even though each Fund might very easily comprise more than 20 different stocks. That’s a significant benefit of Active ETFs for investors who don’t already have...

The Australia corporate credit market is a concentrated market with the majority of issuers within the financial sector. However, it gives access to private company issuers that investors would not normally be able to access through the equity markets. These private company issuers are typically...

In a perfect world an investor in Australia would hold a four-box portfolio of investment assets featuring Australian shares, international shares, fixed interest and cash in approximately equal measure. This provides that most important element of investment, diversification. Far too many people don’t pay enough...