Longer-term factors key for AREIT sector

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The Australian Real Estate Investment Trust (AREIT) sector may have taken a COVID-19 hit however short-term implications should not deter investors from taking a longer-term view of the market, says Grant Berry, SG Hiscock & Co portfolio manager of AREITs.  “REITS are now in a far better position than where they were at the start

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Survivors and thrivers post COVID-19

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The havoc in stock markets in the March quarter from COVID-19 was on a scale rarely seen, with the economic fallout likely to expose vulnerabilities and growing bifurcation in sector and company performance, according to SG Hiscock & Company portfolio manager, Hamish Tadgell. Mr Tadgell believes businesses exposed to infrastructure spending and financing, essential goods

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Solid AREIT sector returns likely for 2020

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The strong performance by the Australian Real Estate Investment Trust (AREIT) sector in 2019 will continue to be well supported throughout the coming 12 months should bond yields remain low, according to SG Hiscock & Co director and portfolio manager, Grant Berry. However, Mr Berry said 2020 is very unlikely to match the returns of

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Strong growth at SG Hiscock reflected in new appointments

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SG Hiscock & Company (SGH) has appointed Matthew Potter to the position of investment specialist responsible for the distribution of funds across New South Wales and Queensland, and Aristi Kitsakis to the position of business development executive in the funds distribution team.  Mr Potter will be based in Sydney, and Ms Kitsakis will be based

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AREITs benefit from volatile equity markets but investors should understand risks

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The volatility in equity markets has led to investors seeking more defensive investment options with Australian real estate investment trusts (AREITs) regarded as a useful alternative, says SG Hiscock & Company’s director and portfolio manager, Grant Berry.   “REITS, or listed real estate, has the attraction of more predictable income streams than many mainstream equities, thanks

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SGH appoints Anthony Cochran as head of distribution

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G Hiscock & Company has appointed Anthony Cochran as head of distribution, based in the Melbourne office and reporting to managing director Stephen Hiscock. In the role, Mr Cochran will be responsible for the distribution of SGH funds across Australia, and managing relationships with key business partners nationally. Mr Hiscock said Mr Cochran has a

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SGH and DMP announce plans to merge

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SG Hiscock & Company (SGH) and DMP Asset Management (DMPAM) have agreed to a merger of the two businesses, forming an investment management organisation with substantial experience and strength of personnel, based in Melbourne. The merger, which will be finalised by the end of March 2019, brings together two long-standing, quality businesses with shared cultures and

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Populist government policy may impact property and equity markets in 2019

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While the current market cycle is mature, it is unlikely to enter a bear market recession in the next 12 months; however given it is later cycle, heightened focus on value and risk management rather than growth will be key to generating returns in 2019, say investment experts with SG Hiscock & Company. Hamish Tadgell,

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Tectonic economic shifts favour active investing in volatile times

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The global macro-economic picture remains dominated by two tectonic shifts and investors should be aware of the ongoing impact of these to identify the best long-term opportunities, says Hamish Tadgell, portfolio manager at SG Hiscock & Company for the SGH20 Fund. “We are in the middle of a major change in the economic and technological

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SG Hiscock selects FundBPO for fund administration

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Multi award-winning boutique fund manager SG Hiscock & Company has appointed FundBPO as the new fund administrator and unit registry provider of its Australian equities and property securities funds. Under the arrangement FundBPO will provide fund administration and registry services to 16 SG Hiscock funds and more than 2,900 investors. The funds all follow the

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