It Pays To Look At The Details

Look into the details

Before you part with your money, it pays to look  into the details; or have someone do it for you. Platinum Asset Management (PTM) is a widely respected fund manager and is listed on the ASX. It has recently been announced that they are  starting a Listed Investment Company (LIC) called Platinum Asia Investments. In my eyes it just doesn’t add up. (more…)

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Corporate Governance Takes a Back Seat?

Lowy familyPeter, Frank & Stven Lowy (Picture: James Croucher Source: TheAustralian)

It’s common to come across clients who have a strong preference towards property investing over share investing. The aversion to shares is borne from the daily volatility that shares exhibit instead of perhaps a more logical reason to shun shares – questionable corporate governance practices. The current Westfield Trust debacle provides a fine discussion point on this. (more…)

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Warren Buffett’s Advice

 

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I am sure you have heard of Warren Buffett, who is generally considered to be the most successful living investor. He is CEO, chairman and president of the US listed investment company Berkshire Hathaway; which as of last night had a share price of US$187,750. Due to Buffett’s phenomenal investing success, (over the last 49 years he has returned 19.8% per annum compared with 9.8% from the S&P500) he has a cult-like following and his annual ‘letter to shareholders’ are eagerly looked forward to from both investors and investment professionals around the world.  (more…)

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