CPD: 5G – connecting to new investment opportunities

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5G heralds a new era in telecommunications, one that’s focused on speed and software. It’s an area of interest for Munro Partners, one of GSFM’s investment partners and manager of the Munro Global Growth Fund. In this article, the benefits of 5G are examined and the investment thesis explored. Some commentators are heralding the arrival […]

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CPD: Battling deflation

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Policymakers are looking at the deflation endgame. In the last decade, we have been treated to a real-life demonstration of the possibilities of macro-economic policy that our parents’ generation would scarcely have believed. In this article, Man Group, one of GSFM’s investment partners, examines what’s left to policymakers to battle deflation. Growing up, we were […]

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GSFM and Cambridge announce strategic partnership

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GSFM and Canadian-based Cambridge Global Asset Management have formed a partnership, with GSFM distributing the Cambridge Global Smaller Companies fund in the Australian and New Zealand markets. The partnership will leverage Cambridge’s extensive investment management capabilities and GSFM’s substantial distribution network in the region. Toronto and Boston based Cambridge Global Asset Management was founded in […]

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Grant Samuel Funds Management rebrand

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Grant Samuel Funds Management has changed its name to GSFM as of 25 March 2019.  The change follows the acquisition by Canadian wealth management firm CI Financial Corp. of an 80 per cent stake previously held in the business by corporate advisory firm Grant Samuel and a number of executives, in November 2016. Damien McIntyre, CEO […]

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CPD: Economic outlook – cautiously constructive

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Late last month John Tobin, managing director and portfolio manager with Epoch Investment Partners, visited Australia. He came prepared to share Epoch’s macro outlook with financial advisers around the country, an outlook he summed up in two words – ‘cautiously constructive’. In this article, GSFM unpacks what this means and how advisers can best maintain […]

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CPD: Don’t worry, BBB happy – giving corporate leverage the sniff test

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Given bond ratings’ remarkable importance in securities markets today, the economics team at Payden & Rygel, manager of GSFM’s Payden Global Income Opportunities Fund, sat down to look at important changes in one segment of the US investment grade corporate bond market: BBBs. They didn’t know it at the time, but when bond issuers and […]

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CPD: Trump, Tech and Trade

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China 2025 is perceived as an existential threat to US commercial and technological leadership. This raises the risk that the Trump administration could conclude that its best response is to decouple much of the US supply chain from China. As discussed in this paper from Epoch Investment Partners, penned by CEO and co-CIO Bill Priest […]

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CPD: The resilience of dividends in volatile markets

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With interest rates around the world hovering around historical lows, investor appetite for alternative income sources, particularly dividends, has increased markedly. Although some investors might be fearful of dividends being affected by market volatility, history tells us that dividends are, in fact, remarkably resilient in volatile markets. In this article, Grant Samuel Funds Management looks […]

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CPD: Have we learned the lessons of the GFC?

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Brad Boyd, senior vice president with fixed income specialist Payden & Rygel, was in Australia recently and shared a range of insights with advisers around the country. In this article, Grant Samuel Funds Management shares some of those insights; a retrospective look at bond markets and economies before the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), what’s happened […]

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CPD: Global themes in a tech driven world

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In a recent series of presentations to advisers in Australia, industry veteran Epoch’s CEO and co-CIO Bill Priest, discussed the new world order, in which bits replace atoms, tech is the new macro and companies need to evolve to stay relevant. Global businesses have arguably entered a period of unprecedented innovation and disruption, one where […]

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