Author Archive | Jonathan Rochford

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What is ‘cash’ and why it matters

APRA’s letter to super funds highlights concerns about ‘cash’ investments. A lack of understanding might haunt investors when the next downturn comes as too many people forsake protection for yield.

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Investors should loiter around the lifeboats

What to do when you think a market correction is overdue? Instead of selling off everything, a viable option is to position yourself for an easier exit, although it’s tougher to implement in equities than fixed interest.

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Lenders asleep at the wheel on Arrium

Arrium’s collapse provides a case study on how Australian banks failed to properly monitor loan quality and company developments. Compensation for risk is one thing, but equally crucial is return of capital.