The "real" IOOF "scandal" 18 months on

Mid this year, ASIC concluded its enquiry into allegations of wrongdoing and criminal behaviour at IOOF, related mainly to the research team and its then head. The real "scandal" turned out to be about reckless and biased elements of the media (and politicians).

Dominic McCormick, DPM Financial Services Opinion


Backgrounder: The long and short of it

Managing the fundamental friction between short-term and long-term investing imperatives is a key challenge when building portfolios. This Backgrounder explores some of the key concepts and debates.

PortfolioConstruction Forum White Paper


Over inflated long duration assets will lose you money

Real assets including real estate have overinflated valuations. Investors need to understand the frame work necessary to manage the trade-off between shorter term returns and longer term risks.

Stephen Hayes, Colonial First State Global Asset Management0.50 CE Resources


Fleeing from Italy

Following the victory of the Leave campaign in the UK Brexit referendum and of Donald Trump in the US election, focus has shifted to the upcoming referendum in Italy. There is a disquieting real-time poll of investor sentiment.

Carmen M. Reinhart, Harvard University Opinion


Trump rally - genuine growth or groupthink gamble?

I wonder whether this post-Trump market rally and associated bullish economic and market narrative will come to be seen as one of the more prominent historical examples of poorly timed and lazy market groupthink.

Dominic McCormick, Select Investment Partners 2 commentsOpinion


Values and investing

Does our character manifest itself in our investing decisions? This Resources Kit presents 10 key research papers, presentations and opinion pieces around what determines values, how values impact ethics and behaviour, and the relationship to trust.

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The new economic reality show

Trump offered entertainment, Clinton a documentary. Entertainment trumps facts every time. Now we need to re-calibrate portfolios to reflect the new fiscal and economic reality of a Trump Presidency.

Jonathan Pain, The Pain Report 1 commentOpinion


Give Trump a chance

According to most commentators, Trump's election signifies the end of the West, the international post-War framework, or the United States. I beg to differ.

Oliver Hartwich, The New Zealand Initiative Opinion


US election - the investment implications

Investors should make no mistake. The key pillars of Trump's campaign are de-globalisation, higher fiscal spending, and protecting entitlements at current levels. What are the investment implications?

Marko Papic, BCA Research Opinion


Which way for US-China relations?

Trump must now choose between cooperation and confrontation as the framework for US policy toward China. His choice should be obvious.

Minghao Zhao, Charhar Institute Opinion


Why Trump could be good for markets

Trump is unambiguously the pure American profit maximiser. This could be the most business and financial markets friendly regime in a long time.

Christopher Joye, Smarter Money Investments Opinion


Five ways Trump could move markets

A Trump administration means a significant shift in Washington policy for at least the next four years. There are five key areas in which Trump's policy decisions could have an economic impact.

Matt Miller, Capital Group Opinion