Views and Insights

Views and Insights

Profiting from creative destruction in brands and retailing

The International Brands Fund was established in 2000 for investors to benefit from an investment in a portfolio of companies that are able to earn superior profits from products that inspire an emotional bond between the consumer and the brand owner. There was also the idea that globalisation allowed the creation of mega brands, letting companies supplement stable profit centres in their home markets with rapid growth in emerging markets. 

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The Rise of Asia

Over these past 20 years, some Asian economies such as China and India have been growing physically by 6-7% a year.  At that rate of growth, the nominal size of an economy doubles every 10 years, which makes these economies four times the size that they were in the days of the 1998 Asia financial crisis.

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Macro Overview - September 2017

China’s supply side reform measures are beginning to bear fruit and have far-reaching impact, deserving the attention of global investors.

 

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Misconceptions of the Japanese Economy

Kerr Neilson, CEO of Platinum Asset Management sits down with Scott Gilchrist, Portfolio Manager of the Platinum Japan Fund, to talk about some of the misconceptions investors may have about investing in Japan.

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Facts, Feelings and the Importance of Composition

When investing, how often do you check whether your “feelings” are backed by facts? And does the strength of your conviction in a stock hold up against the weight of the evidence?

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Europe's Road from Austerity to Prosperity

In our March 2017 quarterly macro overview, Andrew Clifford, CIO, recounted in some detail the causes and effects of the current imbalances in major global economies.  He also discussed some of the investment implications the trade imbalance and an impending rebalancing hold for China in particular.  This article seeks to build on Andrew’s framework and explore what these phenomena mean for investors in Europe.

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'Buy Low Sell High' sounds simple but investors need a framework

Platinum's Douglas Isles presents at the Portfolio Construction Forum on 15th February 2017.

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Market Update - August 2017

Platinum’s CIO, Andrew Clifford provides an update on markets and how Platinum is positioned for this environment.

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Macro Update

Australia’s economy and financial markets may be facing some headwinds as a global rebalancing is underway between the current account surplus nations and those with significant current account deficits. So what should Australian investors do, particularly when the property boom is beginning to subside? Where do the better opportunities lie?

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