Australian investors let down by income investments

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Australian income investors are receiving annual returns almost 3% lower than anticipated from their income producing investments, representing a ‘reality gap’ between investor expectations and actual returns, a trend that is mirrored around the world, according to a Global Income Survey by global asset manager Legg Mason. Australian income investors hoped for an average income […]

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Legg Mason urges investors to rethink retirement portfolios

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Real assets can be useful tool to produce stable income Legg Mason launches funds to fill gap for retiree tailored products x A new paper released by Legg Mason today argues the burning issue of longevity risk needs to fuel a rethink of portfolio construction for retirees with a greater emphasis on income producing alternatives and equities. […]

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Asian and Australian bond markets hold strong opportunities for investors, Western Asset says

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‘Kangaroo effect’ sees Australia as destination of choice for foreign issuers Asian bonds more attractive as governments put their houses in order As fears of a sell-out of fixed interest assets build, investors should look beyond large developed bond markets, to Asia and to Australia, for less volatility and potentially higher returns, according to Legg […]

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