Australia Real Income Insights

 
View [What do the proposed franking changes really mean for Australian equity investing?] AusFrankingAbstract4

What do the proposed franking changes really mean for Australian equity investing?

An interesting theme that emerged during the recent Australian reporting season has been the growing impact of political uncertainty on corporate behaviour. In particular, the expected Federal election in May has driven companies to dramatically change their short-term capital-management strategies.

1 April 2019
View [REITs in Asia - An exciting "Emerging" Asset Class] AsiaREITsAbstract1

REITs in Asia - An exciting "Emerging" Asset Class

We see significant potential for real estate investment trusts (REIT’s) across the Asia Pacific. Whilst they have been largely a developed-market phenomenon so far, incremental growth is likely to come from the emerging Asia markets, and exciting new listings are imminent in the Philippines and India.

1 April 2019
View [Budget surplus to drive consumption] Abstact2

Budget surplus to drive consumption

Wage growth and tax cuts are a significant driver of household expenditure, and bracket creep provides a good basis to fund tax relief and repair consumption.

29 March 2019
View [Australian reporting season wrap 2019] Australian Reporting Season 2019

Australian reporting season wrap 2019

While company fundamentals are largely intact, this season, profit results have been clouded by the negative sentiment on politics, financial conditions and house prices. Increasing investment requirements have also reduced both company and consensus growth outlooks.

Active Viewpoint 19 March 2019
View [Asia Pacific in the Pilot Seat for the Global Aviation Sector] AviationAbstract1

Asia Pacific in the Pilot Seat for the Global Aviation Sector

Strong population growth and rising income levels in the Asia Pacific region are fuelling demand for the region’s airports. And more than half of new air passengers are expected to originate from the region over the next 20 years.

4 March 2019
View [5G closing gap on fixed line broadband] 5G is coming, and closing the gap on fixed-line broadband

5G closing gap on fixed line broadband

It’s regarded as the future of mobile, but a recent research trip to the US drove home that 5G is also going to be one of the biggest themes this year.

4 February 2019
View [Australia outlook 2019] MC Australia 2019 Outlook

Australia outlook 2019

As 2019 develops, the key issue for the Australian market is the sustainability of world profit growth.

Video 29 January 2019
View [Searching for USA's "R star"] Unobservable neutral real rate of interest

Searching for USA's "R star"

‘R-star’ is the biggest issue for financial markets right now, more important than trade wars and diverging major economy growth.

3 December 2018
View [Weathering the earnings growth storm] Weathering the Australian storm

Weathering the earnings growth storm

Australian banks continue to endure many headwinds, some self-inflicted. Yet, the businesses manage to preserve a healthy level of cash flow generation.

3 December 2018
View [Six ways to assess if a board is competent and on our side] Six ways to assess if a board is competent and on our side

Six ways to assess if a board is competent and on our side

While governance quality is a hot topic of late, we see it is one of the longest-term dynamics between markets, management and a company’s fortunes. It is critical to a stock’s performance in the long term.

Active Viewpoint 29 November 2018
View [New Zealand: Tapping into population-driven growth] New Zealand: Tapping into population-driven growth

New Zealand: Tapping into population-driven growth

Walking around central Auckland, change is evident everywhere. Despite my trip being mid-week, the streets were bustling with construction, and the restaurants full. The city is transforming from a distant regional centre into a cosmopolitan city on the world stage.

Active Viewpoint 14 November 2018