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Growth and Value investing not always at loggerheads

June 2021

Growth and Value investing are not permanently at loggerheads. Periods of simultaneously positive performance for Growth and Value stocks are not that rare.

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An end to the long holiday from inflation?

April 2021

The world has had a long holiday from inflation, but like any vacation, this one too must eventually end, with important bond and share market implications. In this article, we look at what's ahead for bond and share markets and how MLC's multi-asset portfolios are positioned.

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MLC's scenario insights and portfolio positioning

April 2021

Al Clark, Head of Investments, and Ben McCaw, Senior Portfolio Manager, explain MLC's assessment of the current market environment, pandemic scenarios that may play out, and how MLC multi-asset portfolios are positioned. This update includes commentary on the new MLC Managed Account Strategies.

MLC scenario insights and portfolio positioning (PDF 1.3MB)

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The 3 I’s: inflation, interest rates and investing

January 2021

Having greater exposure to risk in the current environment where interest rates are more likely to rise than fall further, leaves portfolios vulnerable to losses if the interest rate regime suddenly shifts higher. In response, with the risk of both inflation and continued disinflation at the fore, MLC’s investment team continues to take measured steps to embrace risk where they believe it will be rewarded for the multi-asset portfolios.

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Prepare for reflation. Yes, you read that right.

October 2020

We may be transitioning from lowest-cost, ‘just in time’ production to relatively higher-cost, ‘just in case’ production. This type of de-globalisation will result in higher wages and prices. In response, MLC’s investment team is increasingly seeking exposure to a diverse set of assets that offer some degree of inflation protection at a reasonable cost for the multi-asset portfolios.

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Private equity through thick and thin

September 2020

Private equity funds, specifically “buyout” PE funds that raised capital on the heels of the dot com bust and the GFC, outperformed listed share markets.

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