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AsiaChinaConsumersAbstract3

China's consumers - Taking a closer look

The most recent data on Chinese consumption broadly shows a healthy picture over the last five years. But as investors it’s important for us to go beneath the headline figures to get a fuller picture.

29 March 2019

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People, Planet, Profit

Protecting the 3ps - People, Planet & Profit

10 years on post-Global Funding Crisis, are we investing more sustainably? Mark Whitehead discusses the ESG legacy of the 2008 crash.

31 January 2019

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Electric cars

Driving is changing before our eyes

The way we drive is changing forever, due to major technological advances and a push towards greener forms of transport (particularly considering the latest dire warnings on climate change).

31 January 2019

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Bank or tech

Is it a bank - or a tech firm?

The disruptive impact of new technology on financials is impossible to ignore and firms are wanting to play up their tech credentials to show they are not being left behind.

26 February 2019

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Semiconductor

Think Growth in Semiconductors is finished? Think again

Last year was a tough one for the semiconductor industry. For us though, the bigger picture hasn’t changed.

26 February 2019

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Rear view mirror

ESG - Don't just use the rear view mirror

We are often asked why we don’t have a 100% exclusion of fossil fuels, or if we avoid the un-ethical banks. We recognise there is no 'perfect company', and that the past is not always a reliable indicator of the future

04 February 2019

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EM EARNINGS – BEWARE THE CONSENSUS VIEW

EM earnings - beware the consensus view

Investors should take Emerging Market earnings forecasts with a pinch of salt, we see the positive prospects in the asset class.

31 January 2019

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4 key drivers

Four key drivers for Australian markets and one cautions

We devote most of our resources to identifying insights that can generate long-term returns and minimise risk. But in the short-term, returns and risk can be driven by very different forces.

04 February 2019

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China Single's Day

How Singles Day keeps getting bigger

China's Singles Day is bigger than ever and there is little sign of the juggernaut slowing down.

06 February 2019

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GreenEnergyAbstractnew

Green utilities under the radar

With demand for cleaner energy in the future, companies in the utilities sector have a huge part to play in the shift to greener power over the next few decades.

26 February 2019

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Plastic bag in sea

Plastic phase out - The investor view

8 million tonnes of plastic waste enter our oceans each year. Is it time for investors to think about plastic phase out?

31 January 2019

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EVAbstract1

Investing in the electric vehicle ecosystem

The market for electric vehicles (EV) is growing, driven by tougher regulation and increased consumer demand. We are looking at all areas of the value chain for the EV investment opportunities.

19 June 2019

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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.

28 March 2019

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PressureonPlasticFeaturenew

Pressure on plastic

How are companies incorporating the ‘circular economy’ into their business models to cut out waste?

01 July 2019

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At the AGM

Desperately seeking: Board accountability and active voices

It is clear from this remarkable AGM season that investors are looking for more accountability. But it needs to start at the top, and be held to account by active voices.

04 February 2019

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Europe's Goldilocks period

End of Goldilocks period for US banks?

The US banks have been an excellent place for income investors to be over the last three years but what has become clear in recent months is this is probably as good as it gets.

06 February 2019

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Will economic uncertainty overshadow the company reporting season?

Will economic uncertainty overshadow the company reporting season?

Leading in to February reporting season period in Australia, it feels like economic uncertainty globally may be overshadowing the more positive company profit fundamentals that we can see.

26 February 2019

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Brasilia

Brazil's polarising election

After victory in the first round of voting, Jair Bolsonaro, the anti-establishment right winger, now appears to have a commanding lead over Fernando Haddad of the PT (workers’ party), ahead of Sunday’s election.

31 January 2019

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Istanbul overhead

Contagion contained

Turkey’s currency crisis in early August prompted an all-too familiar set of headlines. A predictable news flow that was eager to foretell that the crisis would deepen and inevitably spread across the entire asset class.

31 January 2019

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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.

26 February 2019