Author Archive for: Lukasz de Pourbaix

Entries by Lukasz de Pourbaix

Insights from our CIO: Feel the heat

August was another strong month for equity markets however some storm clouds have reappeared amidst the collapse of Evergrande, one of China’s biggest property developers, as the Chinese government sought to stem excessive borrowing leaving the heavily indebted company with over $400B in debt. The main concern is that the collapse may have a flow […]

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The challenge to diversify

The upward trajectory in equity markets has continued unabated. Markets continue to be supported by low interest rates and central bank liquidity support. The US Federal Reserve’s recent comments that that they would continue their asset purchase program and that interest rates are not expected to rise anytime soon has added fuel to markets. This […]

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Market Overview and Positioning Update

Following Lonsec’s Asset Allocation Investment Committee meeting in June, we asked Chief Investment Officer Lukasz de Pourbaix to give us an update on his views of the current market drivers and challenges, and how these impacted Lonsec’s latest dynamic asset allocation views. The main topic of discussion at this meeting was inflation – is it […]

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Inflation and reflation trade concerns continue

Markets continued their positive trajectory in April with strong returns generated across Australian and Global Equities, with listed Real Estate performing particularly well. Despite the strong returns, inflation concerns continue to dominate the market narrative. There are concerns that the so-called ‘reflation trade’, which has been supported by accommodative monetary policy and significant fiscal support, […]

Insights from our CIO – Winners and losers

It has been an interesting month in markets. The S&P 500 Index reached 12 month highs with markets brushing off March’s COVID-19 panic. There have been many discussions about how narrow the rally has been in that a handful of stocks have driven the sharp rebound. In fact, just over 35% of stocks in the […]

Market Narratives podcast: Core tenets, asset quality and the X factor

In this episode of Market Narratives, Lonsec’s Chief Investment Officer, Lukasz de Pourbaix, tackles a range of controversial topics and their implications for portfolio construction. Is this the new normal or merely the continuation of what have now become conventional policy responses? Is there wisdom in crowds, or is there persistent overvaluation in popular stocks […]

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