Subscribe to get our latest investment news and insights straight to your inbox.

    In these times where every basis point counts, hybrids stand tall, offering the highest yields for an investment grade credit rating. As a reminder, a credit rating is simply an opinion of the likelihood that a bond will default during its time on issue. While hybrids...

    The Australian economy looks to have avoided a worst-case outcome, but with more than 1.5 million people officially unemployed and many more supported by JobKeeper, the road to recovery will require bold action. One suggestion has been reducing the RBA cash rate below zero. Notwithstanding the...

    Getting our news straight from the source, we sat down with Mark Mitchell and Justin Tyler, Portfolio Managers of our suite of fixed income funds (ECAS, ECOR and EMAX) to ask them how recent volatility has impacted credit markets.  So, what has happened? A decade of...

    The Coronavirus has been the key driver of the market over the last two months. Concern about its spread caused a sell-off in global markets in January. In the first half of February, markets rallied back as new infections in China slowed significantly. However, in...

    What happened to the financial world during and after SARS and can we expect a similar market response from Coronavirus? Coronavirus is all over the news. Often compared to SARS, this contagious virus is only now having an impact on financial markets, despite it being identified...

    Whichever major party finds itself in power after the imminent Federal Election, Australia’s retail investors can gain most reassurance from the fact that they will probably end up as beneficiaries of an income tax cut. Coalition Treasurer Josh Frydenberg pitched his Budget largesse at salary and...

    The Australian sharemarket has this year enjoyed its strongest first quarter since 1991, having shaken off the blues just before Christmas and climbed up 9 per cent to just below where it was at the start of October last year. It’s a dispiriting reality however that...

    Many yield-focused investors have gravitated toward hybrid securities in recent years, but most people do not take the time to really understand some of the unique features contained deep in the offer documents of these securities. This article aims to cut through the jargon and...