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There’s still life in retail

Content provided by Thinktank Written by Per Amundsen, Head of Research, Thinktank It was December 2021, after nearly two years of lockdown, that the Thinktank Monthly Report struck a slightly more optimistic note about the retail property sector. To quote: “Retail continues to be showing initial signs of recovery and indications of a turnaround as…

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Investing during extreme uncertainty

Written by Paul Miron, Managing Director, Msquared Capital As we return to work after a Federal Election and the appointment of a new government, there still seems to be no end in sight regarding the war in Ukraine…not to mention an energy crisis, world food shortages, supply chain issues…COVID-19…and rising costs of living, with persistent high…

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International Investing Webinar – Why beaten- up sectors are an interesting playground

Content provided by Forager Funds In the May International Shares Fund webinar, Forager’s Steve Johnson, Chloe Stokes and Harvey Migotti discuss a range of topics, including: The latest developments in global share markets; Fund performance and what’s new for the portfolio; and What beaten up sectors and stocks we’ve been keeping an eye on. Content…

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Property – A reliable asset in uncertain times?

Written by Paul Miron, Managing Director, Msquared Capital Amidst a war in Eastern Europe, our central bank is grappling with the impacts of a rising cost of living, a severe energy crisis (not experienced since the 1970s), official inflation hitting 3.5%, and lastly, COVID-19 and its variant accomplices. This is not to mention the constant heartaches…

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SMSFs & Property series (Part 5): Owning property through a related unit trust with your SMSF

SMSF & Property Series: Part 5 Written by Mary Simmons, Technical Manager, SMSF Association In part 4 of our property series, we discussed how using a fixed unit trust can enable an SMSF to acquire real estate which the SMSF may not otherwise have sufficient funds to acquire itself. It can also assist in diversifying…

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LRBAs have an excellent track record for lenders and borrowers – despite the constant carping by critics

Content provided by Thinktank Written by Per Amundsen, Head of Research, Thinktank For a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) debt instrument that has, in most instances, delivered in spades for its various borrowers and lenders, Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements (LRBAs) have never been far from controversy since their inception in 2007. Whether it be an SME…

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SMSFs & Property series (Part 4): SMSFs owning property through an unrelated unit trust

SMSF & Property Series: Part 4 Written by Mary Simmons, Technical Manager, SMSF Association In our previous articles in this series, we outlined the more traditional ways an SMSF can invest in property. This has typically involved an SMSF buying the underlying real property, or a portion of it, and receiving rent from the tenants…

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Diversification with regular income (webinar)

Content provided by Zagga In this short webinar, Zagga CEO & Co-Founder, Alan Greenstein, provides a brief introduction to commercial real estate debt (CRED) and explains how this subset of the broader Private Debt asset class is experiencing strong growth globally. Given the low-return environment we have experienced of late, sophisticated investors are looking to options…

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Issue 27: Understanding investment product structures (Part 3): Property

In our September article on Understanding investment product structures, we started talking about investment product structures at a high level and last month we talked about which type of structure may suit you if you were to invest in an asset class, such as Australian equities, in our article creatively titled ‘Understanding investment product structures…

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Office space still has an investment role to play post COVID

Content provided by Thinktank Written by Per Amundsen, Head of Research, Thinktank When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in early 2020, one of the most obvious impacts on day-to-day life was the exodus of office workers from CBD offices. These hustling, bustling centres of commercial activity became pale imitations of their former selves, prompting the inevitable…