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The ETF Securities Partner Series joins with Australian and international investment professionals to discuss the big issues of the day and what these mean for investors. The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious threat, not just in terms of the virus itself but the broader implications to mental health from prolonged isolation. Collectively, we are experiencing something unprecedented in living memory. Uncertainty and rapid change tend to drive anxiety and fear, and the current situation is no exception. Kanish Chugh, Co-Head of Sales at ETF Securities, hosts a special edition of the ETF Partner Series to discuss How to survive isolation with Ian Shakespeare, Chief Executive Officer at SMG Health. Mental health, COVID-19 and isolation While China has been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic since the start of the year, for the rest of the world, the situation really escalated from the start of March. In a short period of time, there has been dramatic changes to the way we live and work, and our freedoms massively curtailed. ...
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The ETF Securities Partner Series joins with Australian and international investment professionals to discuss the big issues of the day and what these mean for investors. Periods of market volatility often mean investors question the construction of their portfolios. Using a core-satellite investment approach has traditionally been valuable in periods like this, as it gives the ability to pivot satellite investments to manage market activity. The theory might be sound, but is it holding up to the COVID-19 test? ETF Securities spoke to Jonathan Ramsay, Director of InvestSense on the topic ‘Does core-satellite investing still stack up?’ What is core-satellite investing? Core-satellite investing is a two-pronged approach to portfolio construction, where the core is made up of broad passive exposures to major asset classes (mainly equities and fixed income) and the satellite investments are more opportunistic and designed to seek specific growth outcomes, sometimes at higher levels of risk. These might typically be actively managed funds, but could also be investments in individual companies, real estate or one of a growing number of more-targeted ETFs. Generally, the core might be 65-85% of the portfolio, depending on the investor’s goals, investment horizon and risk tolerance, while satellites tend to represent 15-35% [1]. ...
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The ETF Securities Partner Series joins with Australian and international investment professionals to discuss the big issues of the day and what these mean for investors. COVID-19 has dominated headlines for months and is influencing rapid change in the way we live and work. Change at any time can be unsettling, but combined with a serious health threat, it can drive anxiety and concern not just on a social level, but also in financial terms. ETF Securities spoke to Jon Reilly CIMA, Chief Investment Officer for Implemented Portfolios and Adam Dawes, Senior Investment Adviser for Shaw and Partners on the topic ‘Where are we now? Where are we going?’. The state of the nation for financial markets “We’re in the middle of a deliberate demand shock. We’ve chosen for very good reasons to shut down our economies, and it’s going to be a hugely dislocated, disruptive event, we know that.” Says Mr Reilly. ...
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