Podcast 18: The market versus the RBA – is a hike before 2024 likely?

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The RBA is sticking with their timing of 2024 before they look at an increase in interest rates. The market believes that inflation will be back sooner than the RBA is forecasting. What’s driving the differing opinions and who’s right? Tune in to hear Darren Langer and Chris Rands discuss their views in episode 18

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Podcast 17: Could an increase in interest rates derail the housing market?

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The market has seen a small increase in fixed-rate mortgages from some of the banks. Is this the beginning of a tightening cycle and has the Australian consumer seen the last of ultra-low interest rates? In episode 17 of The Rate Debate, Darren Langer and Chris Rands discuss if a potential increase in inflation combined

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Podcast 16: Are we heading for a debt trap?

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The government’s policies have been focused on spending and encouraging Australians to borrow more, driving strong credit growth. The impact of this approach is that the more indebted Australian’s are, the harder it is for the RBA to increase interest rates. Darren Langer and Chris Rands discuss whether Australia could fall into a potential debt

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Podcast 15: Is the free ride over?

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The RBA’s stimulus policies have boosted the economy post COVID-19 driving increases in house prices, retail sales, and employment but is this a double-edged sword? Darren Langer and Chris Rands discuss the impact of the RBA’s policies on future growth, and question who will pay for it in the long run in episode 15 of

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Podcast 14: What’s driving interest rates higher?

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Bonds experienced their fastest sell off since 2009, resulting in the largest one month rise in 10-year yields. Given the economic outlook is looking more positive globally, is the rise justified and where to next for bond yields? Darren Langer and Chris Rands delve into these questions and more in episode fourteen of The Rate

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CPD: The winds of change – Strengthening our commitment to ESG

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The introduction of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation in March 2021 will see significant changes to the way asset management is conducted. It includes new disclosure requirements for investment firms to address environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns and we welcome it with open arms. Chen’s wintry picture of a tree (above) clearly shows

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Yarra Capital Management announces partnership with Nikko Asset Management’s Australian business

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Independent Australian fund manager Yarra Capital Management (Yarra) and global funds management group Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd (Nikko AM) have announced that they have entered into a binding agreement through which Yarra will acquire Nikko AM’s Australian business. Under the terms of the agreement, Yarra will assume ownership of Nikko AM’s Australian subsidiary, Nikko

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CPD: The outlook for interest rates in 2021

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Forecasting outcomes for the year ahead is challenging in the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic. This year, Chris Rands adopted an alternative strategy for determining where interest rates could land in 2021 and what that could mean for fixed income performance. “What if?” scenarios Typically when creating our fixed income outlook

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Podcast 13: Could housing be the good news story for 2021?

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Everyone loves a good housing story and it’s looking like 2021 could become a best seller. But at what cost? According to the numbers, we’re still in an economic hole, and with immigration down 80% and the government’s income support program about to end, are we setting ourselves up for a down fall? Darren Langer

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Podcast 12: Could house prices top 20% growth in 2021?

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If anyone questioned the power of low interest rates to drive house prices in Australia, they only need look back at 2020. Despite COVID-19, the recession, high unemployment and stagnant wages growth, house prices in Australia stood firm. Find out why Darren Langer and Chris Rands believe house prices are set to climb and why

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