Magellan Financial Group is an Australia-based specialist funds management group. Our primary operating business, Magellan Asset Management Limited, has established globally-focused investment funds that are run on behalf of institutional investors, high-net-worth families, and Australia- and New Zealand-based retail investors. We also offer Australian equities management following the acquisition of Airlie Funds Management. See www.magellangroup.com.au.
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At the 2019 Morningstar Investment Conference, Tim Murphy sat down with Hamish Douglass to discuss how Magellan was transformed from a new business during the GFC to managing $83 billion now.
Artificial Intelligence is developing faster than the ethical issues is raises, as most people seem unconcerned about the impact of data trails and decision-making by algorithms. The response in time is likely to be more regulation.
Despite some challenges, not all companies that are consumer-focussed face difficult times. Some are well-positioned, and the market has sold them off to relatively low valuation multiples.
5G technology has amazing potential to step-change our lives with lower costs and higher speeds, but security and political concerns could delay, distort and add costs to its deployment.
Fintechs want to inject themselves between banks and their customers in the most profitable areas. Most will fail but others will chip away and the banks must respond, while the regulators keep a close watch.
Stocks are vulnerable if interest rates rise much faster than expected on inflation concerns. What is the probability of this heightened risk and what are the consequences for portfolios?
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The Strava saga highlights some of the contentious issues surrounding ‘Big Data’ which include privacy, ownership, the privileges and responsibilities of data-gatherers and the ignorance of consumers.
While automated vehicles herald great possibilities, the challenges include the infrastructure required, changes to road laws, pre-mapping, legal issues, and consumer trust.