2019 – a list of lists regarding the macro investment outlook

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Key points Despite continued volatility, 2019 is likely to be better for diversified investors than 2018 was. Recession is unlikely and so too is a long and deep bear market in shares. Watch the US trade war, the Fed, global business conditions indicators, Chinese growth, politics and the Sydney and Melbourne property markets. Introduction 2017 […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 11 January, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Since our last weekly update three weeks ago investment markets have been on a bit of a roller coaster ride, with Santa missing Christmas for markets but arriving the day after. Global shares led by the US continued to plunge into Christmas as the US saw […]

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AMP Capital makes additional investment in UK specialist care sector

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AMP Capital, on behalf of investors in its Global Infrastructure Equity strategy, has announced that it has made a further investment in the UK specialist care sector by acquiring Care Management Group (CMG). This follows AMP Capital’s first investment into the UK health and social care sector, the acquisition of The Regard Group (Regard) in […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 7 December, 2018

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week has been a roller coaster ride in equity markets. Shares initially rose on the positive outcome from the Trump/Xi meeting. Then they plunged in a panic as investors lost faith in what Trump claimed was agreed, the arrest of a senior Huawei executive […]

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AMP launches new ‘Financial Help Hub’ to educate consumers about managing money

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Navigating the complex world of day-to-day banking and finance has been made easier with the launch of AMP’s new ‘financial help hub.’ The website is a one-stop-shop for financial education, with tools and tips to help better understand money, investing and planning for retirement. AMP’s Director of Strategic Marketing and Customer Experience Lara Bourguignon said […]

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Francesco De Ferrari commences as AMP Chief Executive Officer

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AMP Limited has announced Francesco De Ferrari has commenced his role as Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr De Ferrari succeeds Mike Wilkins, who has served as interim CEO since April 2018, and they will work together to ensure a smooth transition. Mr De Ferrari will join the AMP Limited Board as an Executive […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 30 November 2018

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week US shares rose 4.8% over the last week, their strongest week December since 2011, helped by increasing signs from the Fed that it is open to pausing or slowing its interest rate increases. This helped push Eurozone shares 1.1% higher and Japanese shares 3.3% higher. Chinese […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 23 November, 2018

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets remained under pressure over the last week with many falling back to or below their late October lows on worries about trade, tech stocks and global growth. Despite the risk off tone bond yields were little changed but the oil price remained under pressure […]

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AMP and Griffith University unite to offer advisers FASEA pathways

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AMP and Griffith University have expanded their joint education offering to help financial advisers meet the FASEA education standards, including a bachelors’ degree, postgraduate courses for existing AMP advisers and scholarships for talented students. AMP is also offering its advisers a free, online training course to prepare them for postgraduate study. The Financial Adviser Standards […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 16 November, 2018

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week “Risk off” returned with a vengeance to financial markets over the last week with most share market falling and bond yields declining as last month’s worries returned, tech stocks came under renewed and the continuing plunge in the oil price weighed on energy shares. Australian shares […]

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