Tag Archives | managed funds

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SMSFs allocating to managed funds and global

SMSFs have long lagged institutional superannuation funds in allocating to global equities, but SMSFs trustees increasingly realise the best opportunities lie overseas, and they use managed funds as the vehicle.

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Six investment lessons from 15 years of data

S&P’s SPIVA (index versus active) data now spans 15 years of data on the performance of Australian managed funds. This study illuminates returns from sectors and styles, and investment lessons learned from it.

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What role should hedge funds play now?

After some poor experiences during the GFC, hedge funds offering uncorrelated returns have greater appeal as traditional markets struggle, but don’t pay up for simple market exposure.

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Five ways for investors to find true value

Comparing investments based on management fees alone ignores the value the manager may bring, and may also overlook hidden costs. Investors should be aware what other charges can be imposed on their savings.

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The investment case for Europe

Australian investors may be wary of the European share market with Greece and Brexit in the news, but there’s a good investment and diversification case, with access now made easier by Europe equity ETFs listed on the ASX.

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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.

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.

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