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    Smart Beta

    07 July 2020

    China Moment(um)

    Alice Shen, Senior Associate - Investments & Capital Markets

    The Chinese equity market has seen a strong growth coming into July, with CSI 300 Index and FTSE China A50 Index surging by more than 12% in a matter of days, returning to levels last seen in the 2015 bull market.


    Smart Beta

    01 July 2020

    Which bank?

    by Russel Chesler, Director, Investments & Portfolio Strategy

    It’s likely every Australian share portfolio will hold at least one of Australian bank.

    But picking the right bank is difficult.

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    Smart Beta

    24 June 2020

    The rise of Australia’s technology titans

    by Russel Chesler, Head of Investments & Capital Markets

    Technology companies are growing in Australia and becoming a larger part of the overall market. Back in 2014 the MVIS Australia Equal Weight Index included only one stock classified as information technology, namely Computershare. As of 22 June 2020 there are now six information technology companies in the Index.

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    Smart Beta

    11 June 2020

    Case study: Using a Quality Factor smart beta ETF

    We’ve talked extensively about the rise of smart beta ETFs and the disruption of unlisted actively managed funds. One argument active fund managers put forward to justify their typically higher fees compared to ETFs, is that only they can protect investors in volatile markets. 

    2020 has given us an ideal environment to test this.

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    Smart Beta

    22 March 2020

    The raison d'être for Quality

    by Jamie Hannah, Vice President – Investments & Capital Markets

    The Quality Factor is what’s called a ‘smart beta’ approach. Savvy investors have employed the Quality Factor over time and over varying market cycles, but particularly in markets such as the one we are currently experiencing. Hence the saying ‘flight to quality’, it is the Quality Factor’s ‘raison d'être’. 

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