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Embracing Opportunities That Crowds Avoid

By
Henry Polkinghorne,
User

Henry joined Platinum in April 2019 as an Investment Specialist.  Prior to this, Henry worked at Goldman Sachs where he held the position of Executive Director, Australian.. More

03 Mar 2021

Platinum’s philosophy of “thinking differently” means we look for opportunities that are out of favour and against popular opinion. This involves looking for investments in areas undergoing considerable change. It also nearly always involves feeling uncomfortable at the point of initial purchase, with the most recent and clearest example being our investment in travel and travel-related industries throughout 2020.

Recent articles

  • Semis: We’re Halfway There?

    By
    Douglas Isles,
    User

    An actuary by training, Douglas first joined Platinum in 2003 as an investment analyst, having spent some time at the Commonwealth Bank as a product actuary and, prior to that.. More

    18 Feb 2021

    Bon Jovi’s 1986 rock anthem “Livin’ on a Prayer” sees the eponymously named lead vocalist roar out that “We’re halfway there”, telling the story of two battlers who are “down on their luck”, and how it’s “so tough”. <...

  • Video – European Banks: A Compelling Case to Invest

    By
    Nikola Dvornak,
    User

    Nik is our in-house economist. Before joining Platinum in 2006, Nik worked as an analyst at the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.. More

    11 Feb 2021

    A number of Platinum funds increased their exposure to European banks in 2020. Portfolio manager Nik Dvornak explains why these ‘unloved’ stocks were such a compelling investment opportunity.

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  • The New World of Risk - GameStop and Cryptos

    By
    Kerr Neilson,
    User

    Kerr, with the help of Andrew Clifford, founded Platinum in 1994 with a view to making money for investors. The emphasis was on continuing the successful investment approach.. More

    01 Feb 2021

    The slant of the early reporting by the popular media on the crowd-driven squeeze on heavily shorted shares like GameStop is worthy of commentary. The angle is one of the little investor outwitting the so-called professionals, with the former walking away with huge gains. It...

  • Audio – 31 December 2020 Quarterly Report

    By
    Douglas Isles,
    User

    An actuary by training, Douglas first joined Platinum in 2003 as an investment analyst, having spent some time at the Commonwealth Bank as a product actuary and, prior to that.. More

    27 Jan 2021

    An audio recording capturing the highlights of Platinum’s December 2020 Quarterly Report is now available. The podcast provides a macro overview and update on the flagship Platinum International Fund, plus key...

  • Macro Overview - December 2020

    By
    Andrew Clifford,
    User

    Andrew co-founded Platinum in 1994 as the Deputy Chief Investment Officer, having worked alongside Kerr for several years at Bankers Trust and perfecting the craft of.. More

    14 Jan 2021

    Regulation, Rates and Inflation - Risks to Watch in 2021?

    While stock markets continued their strong run over the last quarter, from early November it was notable that many companies with economically sensitive (cyclical) businesses experienced strong stock...