Investment Briefing – The great experiment

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The world is still working through the aftermath of the credit crisis. While improving economic data and more fiscal stimulus in the US support a positive consensus for 2011, other advanced economies are out of step and are tightening fiscal policy. Neither commentators nor policy makers are agreed as to the best course of action. […]

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Growth assets should deliver returns in 2011, Russell global outlook says

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Global assets neither expensive nor cheap Equities favoured but international preferred over domestic Riskier asset classes such as equities and property are expected to present the best value this year according to the Russell Investments 2011 annual global outlook released today. “Eighteen months into economic recovery, we are at an interesting point in the cycle […]

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Lonsec releases its Global Property Securities Fund Sector Review

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Lonsec’s 2010 Global Property Securities Fund Sector Review encompassed 16 funds, of which three attained Lonsec’s top rating, Highly Recommended. These funds are the AMP Capital Global Property Securities Fund, the ING Wholesale Global Property Securities Fund and the RREEF Global (ex-Australia) Property Securities Fund. Three new funds were added to Lonsec’s universe in 2010 […]

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Managers eye growth as bears disappear, Russell survey says

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Sentiment towards equity markets most positive in five years International equities back in favour with Aussie managers Sentiment towards equities has hit a five-year high as managers ditch their pessimistic outlook and turn to growth assets in Australia and offshore, according to the latest Investment Manager Outlook (IMO) from Russell Investments. Results from the quarterly […]

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Till debt do us part

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Research reveals financial freedom not a reality for many Australians Almost half of Australians won’t pay off their mortgages before they retire, a nationwide debt and savings survey by RaboDirect, Australia’s online savings and investments bank, has found. The National Saving and Debt Barometer found 49% of respondents with a home loan would be 60 […]

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Threadneedle’s outlook and investment themes for 2011

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Reasonable global growth led by emerging economies, but markets remain fragile and shocks will trigger volatility Mark Burgess, incoming Chief Investment Officer at Threadneedle, looks ahead to 2011: “Our central case for 2011 is one of reasonable global growth led by emerging markets. Against this backdrop world equity markets look good value, particularly against government […]

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Lonsec releases natural resources sector review

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Lonsec has released its 2010 review of the Natural Resources sector, encompassing 11 funds across the three Natural Resources sub-sector lines: Resources: Investments participating in the energy, industrial metals and precious metals sector. Commodities: Investments participating in the livestock, grains and softs (sugar, cotton, coffee, cocoa) sector. Agribusiness: Investments participating across the food and fibre […]

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Responsible Investment 2010

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Responsible Investment 2010 is the 10th annual Benchmark Report commissioned by RIAA and the 7th report based on research carried out by Corporate Monitor. Its aim is fourfold: to update figures for the 2009-10 financial year for the various forms and segments of responsible investment; to present analysis of its level of growth (or decline); […]

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Investing Globally Can Provide Better Opportunities than Domestic Myopia, According to BNY Mellon Asset Management

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Global View Can Aid Investors to Spread Risks and Achieve Better Returns Investing globally has the potential for providing better returns and greater diversity of risk exposure than limiting capital allocations to home markets, according to a new white paper by BNY Mellon Asset Management. “Investing globally can help investors spread their risks and position […]

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A land of opportunity – Australia leads the way as a multicultural nation

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Australia continues to be a leading multicultural nation, attracting one of the highest proportions of overseas born residents at 25 per cent of the total population, compared to the OECD average of 11 per cent, according to the latest AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report. Australia’s immigrant population on a per capita basis is almost double […]

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