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listed real estate

State of play in listed real estate

Amid the ups and down of the current A-REIT reporting season, the listed real estate sector performed relatively well, and most managers have not been tempted to boost returns by increasing gearing.

IPOs

Beware of investment bankers bearing gifts

Investors face a barrage of glowing research from investment banks trumpeting the blue sky potential of new companies seeking to be listed on the ASX. It’s crucial to ignore the spin and focus on the business itself.

tax-aware

Value of tax-aware investment management

The investment performance of super funds and other investment managers has historically been measured against pre-tax indices. Once tax is taken into account, the return on investments is quite different.

Is Magellan’s listed fund a game changer?

A new listed active managed fund is breaking ground with a structure designed to solve the shortcomings of existing listed investment options. It may not be the perfect product for everyone but others will follow.

Will ETF liquidity be there when I need it?

One benefit of ETFs for investors is their tradability – being able to buy or sell at any time through the ASX just like an ordinary share. But this leads many investors to mistakenly evaluate their liquidity in the same way.

A lesson in bargaining, Medibank-style

The Medibank sale was carefully handled to ensure not much was left on the table, but that did not prevent a scramble for shares. Both retail investors and institutions were allocated a fraction of their bids.

The case for active management in A-REITs

Amid the growing popularity of ASX-listed real estate investment trusts as a way for investors to gain exposure to real estate, there is a debate over what style of fund is best. While passive is cheaper, what’s the case for active?

Why have small cap stocks underperformed?

Over the last two years, small caps have underperformed their large cap rivals in Australia, which goes against the global historical trend. Where has our small cap additional performance gone and will it return?

What’s going on in Australian equities?

With the market hitting a five-year high this week, it’s a good opportunity to pause and examine the performance of the 11 sectors that make up the ASX: what’s worked, what’s lagged and what’s just plodding along?

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