Tag Archives | diversification

active vs passive debate

Let’s refocus the active v passive debate

The active v passive debate has deflected attention from a more important issue, a focus on managing to client goals. Plus active management has suffered relative to passive by the central bank-driven uplift of all assets.

successful investing

Five fundamental investing lessons

At its core, successful investing is simple, but we have a knack of making it look complex. Here are five basic lessons that demonstrate key aspects of investing.

diversification

Preparing for the ups-and-downs of 2017

When markets deliver lower returns, investors need to save more, learn about investments and stay the course to achieve their retirement goals. Diversification is an effective way to weather uncertain times.

PX-bonsai-tree

Opportunity knocks in global small caps

Global small caps have outperformed large caps over the last 15 years, and offer sector and country diversity for Australian investors worthy of a small allocation in a portfolio, modelled at about 5%.

ETF investors

ETFs playing bigger role for investors

The latest Exchange Traded Funds Report highlights the growing popularity and demand for ETFs from investors and advisers. It also flags an opportunity for actively-managed exchange traded funds in the coming year.

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