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Recent articles in The Platinum Journal

  • The Rise of Asia - Over these past 20 years, some Asian economies such as China and India have been growing physically by 6-7% a year.  At that rate of growth, the nominal size of an economy doubles every 10 years, which makes these economies four times the size that they were in the days of the 1998 Asia financial crisis.
  • Macro Overview - September 2017 China’s supply side reform measures are beginning to bear fruit and have far-reaching impact, deserving the attention of global investors.
  • Why Indices Lead Investors Astray This is an edited rendition of a presentation delivered by Andrew Clifford at the Portfolio Construction Forum in August 2017 in Sydney.
  • Profiting from creative destruction in brands and retailing The International Brands Fund was established in 2000 for investors to benefit from an investment in a portfolio of companies that are able to earn superior profits from products that inspire an emotional bond between the consumer and the brand owner. There was also the idea that globalisation allowed the creation of mega brands, letting companies supplement stable profit centres in their home markets with rapid growth in emerging markets.
  • Misconceptions of the Japanese Economy - Kerr Neilson, CEO of Platinum Asset Management sits down with Scott Gilchrist, Portfolio Manager of the Platinum Japan Fund, to talk about some of the misconceptions investors may have about investing in Japan.
Other Articles
  • Quoted Managed Funds launched 14 Sept 2017 - Platinum will launch the Platinum International Fund (Quoted Managed Fund) (ASX: PIXX) and Platinum Asia Fund (Quoted Managed Fund) (ASX: PAXX). These will feed into the existing Platinum International & Asia Funds whilst giving easy access through the ASX, together with live pricing and little paperwork associated with traditional managed funds.
  • Market Update - August 2017 - Platinum’s CIO, Andrew Clifford provides an update on markets and how Platinum is positioned for this environment.
  • Facts, Feelings and the Importance of Composition - When investing, how often do you check whether your “feelings” are backed by facts? And does the strength of your conviction in a stock hold up against the weight of the evidence?
  • Europe's Road from Austerity to Prosperity - In our March 2017 quarterly macro overview, Andrew Clifford, CIO, recounted in some detail the causes and effects of the current imbalances in major global economies.  He also discussed some of the investment implications the trade imbalance and an impending rebalancing hold for China in particular.  This article seeks to build on Andrew’s framework and explore what these phenomena mean for investors in Europe.