EP 65: Private credit: Navigating the risks and rewards - Challenger Investment Management
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by Netwealth Investments Limited
1w ago
As traditional banks retract from commercial lending, private credit emerges as a compelling alternative. In the latest episode of the Portfolio Construction podcast, Paul O’Connor, Head of Investment at Netwealth, and Pete Robinson, Head of Strategy at Challenger Investment Management, offer insightful perspectives on the rise of private credit and the inherent challenges, such as lack of transparency, higher credit risk, and lower liquidity. They explore the strategic placement of private credit within a diverse portfolio, investor considerations regarding liquidity, and the sector’s key ris ..read more
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EP 64: China's soft landing: fact or fiction? - Income Asset Management
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by Netwealth Investments Limited
1M ago
In this episode of the Portfolio Construction podcast, Paul O’Connor, Head of Investment at Netwealth, interviews Craig Swanger, Director and Chief Investment Officer of Income Asset Management (IAM). Craig shares his predictions that China’s interest rates may decline more rapidly than the market anticipates. This episode addresses these uncertainties and spotlights Craig’s perspective on China’s inflation trajectory and its potential impact on the Australian economy, the AUD, and portfolio construction, amid concerns over China’s real estate sector and escalating debt levels ..read more
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EP 63: Finding investment opportunities in emerging markets - Warakirri Asset Management
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by Netwealth Investments Limited
2M ago
For some, emerging markets remain one of the most mispriced asset classes globally, providing ample opportunities for outperformance, but it is important to properly evaluate the risks before investing. In this episode of the Portfolio Construction podcast, Paul O’Connor, Head of Investment at Netwealth interviews Ross Cameron, Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets at Northcape Capital, they discuss emerging markets and which ones have his attention this year and why, and those he’s avoiding in 2024 ..read more
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Ep 62: Investing in 2024: Economic trends you should be thinking about - Betashares
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by Netwealth Investments Limited
3M ago
In 2023, investors saw strong returns in equity, fixed interest, and cash markets. The question for 2024 is whether these strong returns will continue. In this episode of the Portfolio Construction podcast, Paul O’Connor, Head of Investment at Netwealth, interviews David Bassanese, Chief Economist at Betashares, about his economic view on the Australian dollar, equity and emerging markets, interest rates, and inflation. They discuss investment implications, key risks, and potential disruptions to the 2024/25 outlook, including effects on energy supply due to tensions in the Middle East, a sell ..read more
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EP 61: Energy transition, technological advancements, geopolitical risks impacting the global resource sector - Janus Henderson Investors
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by Netwealth Investments Limited
4M ago
The resource sector encompasses a wide range of commodities and has received increasing attention due to the global shift towards renewable energy sources. In this episode of the Portfolio Construction podcast, Paul O’Connor, Head of Investment at Netwealth, is joined by Daniel Sullivan, Head of Global Natural Resources and Portfolio Manager at Janus Henderson Investors. They explore the vital role the global resource sector plays in our daily lives, with a focus on mining, energy, gold and agriculture. They examine the impact of various factors, including population growth and its effects on ..read more
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EP 60: Fixed income investing: exploring the opportunities and challenges for 2024 - Macquarie Asset Management
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by Netwealth Investments Limited
6M ago
In this episode of the Portfolio Construction podcast, Paul O’Connor, Head of Investments at Netwealth, interviews to Brett Lewthwaite, Chief Investment Officer and Global Head of Fixed Income at Macquarie Asset Management. They explore the current and future dynamics of bond markets, inflation and interest rates, and how they shape the global economic outlook and financial conditions. They also discuss the implications of these factors for monetary policy, such as quantitative easing and tightening, and how they affect the risk and return profiles of fixed income investors in today's market ..read more
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EP 59: Healthcare real estate: why it's named the Cinderella of commercial property markets - Centuria Healthcare
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by Netwealth Investments Limited
7M ago
The healthcare industry is undergoing significant change due to increased demand from population growth, advancing medical services, and an ageing population, and as such healthcare real estate represents investment opportunities for some. In this podcast episode, Paul O'Connor, Head of Investments, Netwealth, interviews Andrew Hemming, the Managing Director of Centuria Healthcare. Andrew and Paul unpack the dynamics of the healthcare real estate sector in Australia including, the evolving models of care, the impact of interest rates, and its competitive nature ..read more
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EP 58: The impact of China's recent growth slowdown and policy stances on investors - BNP Paribas Asset Management
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by Netwealth Investments Limited
8M ago
In this episode, Paul O'Connor, Head of Investments at Netwealth, interviews Chi Lo, the Senior Market Strategist, APAC at BNP Paribas Asset Management. Together they unpack China’s economic outlook including its recent growth slowdown, policy stances, the global impact of China's recovery, the demographic trends challenging the country and the implications this has on investors and more ..read more
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EP 57: Explore the intricacies of emerging market equities - Fidelity International
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by Netwealth Investments Limited
9M ago
In this podcast episode, Paul O'Connor, Head of Investment Management at Netwealth, and Amit Goel, Portfolio Manager at Fidelity International, explore the intricacies of emerging market equities. They discuss the diverse nature of emerging markets, highlighting the differences amongst countries, including varying demographic, social, and evolving economic conditions. They also discuss potentially attractive valuations and emphasise the importance of understanding businesses and effectively managing risks ..read more
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EP 57: Exploring green bonds and their impact on ESG strategies - Pendal Group
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by Netwealth Investments Limited
11M ago
Green bonds have gained attention due to their alignment with ESG goals, making them a key consideration for environmentally and socially conscious investors. In this podcast episode, Paul O'Connor, Head of Investment Management at Netwealth and George Bishay, Head of Credit and Sustainable Strategies at Pendal Group delve into the universe of green bonds. Their discussion explores the role of green bonds in investment portfolios, their impact, market performance and their role in portfolio diversification. The conversation addresses the vital issue of greenwashing, how they ensure credibility ..read more
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