Author Archive | Chris Cuffe

CC image sq-200x200

A message from Chris Cuffe on charity win-win

The Third Link Growth Fund donates the fees charged for managing the investments to children’s charities. Based on Chris’s ability to select good fund managers, it has created a win-win for investors and young people.

PX-compass-silver

Don’t be misled by investment classifications

Investment terms such as ‘defensive’, ‘growth’ and ‘risk’ are used heavily by professionals and retail investors alike, but these words can be misleading as they depend on the context and investors’ goals.

investment management

My 10 biggest investment management lessons

Every experienced investor develops a set of beliefs about how markets operate, and finds the proof points to defend those views. Managing the Third Link Growth Fund has taught Chris some unconventional lessons.

Planning to make your money live forever

Most people do not spend enough time thinking about achieving the best outcomes from their estate. Here’s a novel idea: set up a trust to look after the medical and education needs of all your descendants. Forever.

Why we can’t resist tactical asset allocation

A combination of confidence in one’s own ability to read the market and the excellent rewards for correct predictions encourages many investors to employ tactical asset allocation strategies. Is it worth doing?

Just when my portfolio was set for the long term …

Investment is more art than science, and even an investor who prefers a ‘buy and hold’ long term strategy will need to adjust the portfolio. When you think your portfolio is finally set, something will happen to test your resolve.

We need to talk about risk

Risk means different things to different people, and there is a misallocation of resources, energy and intellect across the superannuation industry (and investment industry more broadly) to address risk.

How I manage the Third Link money

Cuffelinks does not promote specific investment products, but in recognition of its five year track record, here’s an explanation of how Chris Cuffe manages the Third Link Growth Fund. It’s generated almost $2 million for charity.

Look towards your investment horizon

Every super fund member fears a downturn, but with an expected working life of 45 years and retirement of 30 years, we need to look beyond the short -term. A look at stock market cycles helps with the long-term view.