Author Archive for: Lukasz de Pourbaix

Entries by Lukasz de Pourbaix

Portfolio implementation matters more than you might think

Efficient portfolio implementation is sometimes overlooked as a ‘nice-to-have’ rather than something that adds value to the investment process. This attitude is far less viable today given recent market volatility and product rationalisation, which have made the ability to implement timely portfolio changes essential for advisers and their clients. The market downturn in March prompted […]

Insights from our CIO: The big rotation

The US election has come and gone (almost) and markets have reacted positively to the likelihood of a Democrat President and a Republican Senate, which would be able to moderate Democrat policies such as tax increases on corporations and capital gains. The election result, together with positive developments regarding a vaccine for Covid-19, have seen […]

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 […]

Insights from our May Investment Committee meeting

During our previous Asset Allocation Committee meeting we expressed a desire to further diversify our exposure to credit securities within our portfolios. This view was driven by the significant pull back in credit markets in March, which Lonsec believes provided an opportunity to enter certain parts of the credit market, such as syndicated loans, which […]

Investment Committee update

When the COVID-19 crisis hit financial markets, we decided to hold more frequent Investment Committee meetings and provide you with regular updates on our thoughts and discussions from a portfolio perspective. The following is a summary of the discussion and actions taken at our most recent meeting held on 7 April. As you know, Lonsec’s […]

Which consumer sectors will be hit hardest by coronavirus?

Household consumption accounts for 56% of Australia’s GDP, making it the main engine of growth for the economy. When households cut back, the economy suffers, with flow-on effects to business and government in the form of lower sales and taxation revenue. As consumers start making dramatic changes to their daily habits due to the coronavirus, […]

Beware the long tail of coronavirus risk

It has been a turbulent start to the year with Australia beginning the recovery process from the tragic bushfires followed by the threat of a global pandemic with cases of the coronavirus increasing across the globe. Despite these events markets did not flinch in January, with equity markets generating strong returns for the month as […]

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