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Sam Cole, September 2019
Ralton Asset Management Portfolio Manager Will Riggall describes multiple ways a separately managed account can help financial advisers service their clients better: 1) Tax efficiency 2) Easier way to communicate to end client with better conversations 3) Ownership of stocks in the hands of the investor That’s in addition to the business time saving (estimated…
Sam Cole, August 2019
The S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index returned 8.05% for the June quarter, with Financials and Materials the top performing sectors and Energy and Utilities the weakest performers for the period. The Australian market continued to rally through July with the S&P500/ASX300 rising 3%. Since the December low, Australian stocks are up close to 25% which is…
Sam Cole, July 2019
The S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index returned 8.05% for the June quarter, with Financials and Materials the top performing sectors and Energy and Utilities the weakest performers for the period. Domestically, the RBA has admitted to the domestic slowdown with a cut in rate in June following a decline in consumption from declining house prices and ongoing…
Andrew Stanley, July 2019
Let’s face it, there are few free lunches in giving investment advice. Which makes any reward from reducing a client’s tax burden well worth the effort. For most advisers, the chance to present a tax effective investment solution to clients has strong appeal as part of the advice value proposition: the challenge is how do…
Sam Cole, June 2019
The S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index returned 1.75% for the month of May, with Financials and Materials the top performing sectors and Consumer Staples and Energy the weakest performers for the period. Domestically, the RBA has admitted to the domestic slowdown with a rate cut in June following a decline in consumption from declining house prices…
Sam Cole, May 2019
The S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index returned 2.46% for the month of April, with Financials and Consumer Staples the top performing sectors and Materials and Real Estate the weakest performers for the period. The underlying domestic economy is also weakening given the headwinds from the global slowdown and the pull-back by the consumer in the face…
Sam Cole, April 2019
While providers of separately managed accounts (SMAs) benefit from high demand due to the transparency of their offering, there is a growing awareness that this comes with a greater need for more clarity and depth of reporting. Speaking at an Institute of Managed Account Professionals seminar this morning in Sydney, head of Australian equities at…
Sam Cole, March 2019
There are some subtle but meaningful differences between SMAs and managed funds, according to Andrew Stanley, head of Australian equities, Ralton Asset Management. “The key difference is that in an SMA environment, you’re managing the shares in the client’s own name, whereas in the fund, it’s on a pooled basis, and that actually gives rise…
Sam Cole, March 2019
The S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index returned 6.01% for the month of February, with Financials and Materials the top performing sectors and Consumer Staples and Utilities the weakest performers for the period. We remain defensively positioned, but will switch back into good quality cyclical stocks as we gain confidence sufficient stimulus will be provided. The portfolio…
Sam Cole, February 2019
The S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index returned 3.87% for the month of January, with Materials and Energy the top performing sectors and Utilities and Financials the weakest performers for the period. The Australian market rebounded in January from four consecutive months of negative returns to finish 3.9% higher. The strong gains in the oil price led…