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Why Bennelong sold its telco shares

Bennelong Australian Equity Partners was a big supporter of the Australian telecommunications sector for a number of years and was rewarded with strong performance from stocks such as TPG Telecom. However, its view of the sector changed last year, as…

IPO Watch: Contango Global Growth Ltd

Contango Asset Management has joined forces with US investment manager WCM to launch a fund that offer an international portfolio of high-growth stocks. Contango has launched a prospects for a new listed investment company, Contango Global Growth, seeking to raise…

The new Phylogica battles the body’s cell defences in quest for cancer cure

One of the greatest challenges in the development of new drugs for the treatment of cancer is that most of the highest value targets for new drugs reside on the inside of cells behind the protection offered by the cell…

Limited benefit in new downsizing measure

Retirees with large superannuation balances will be able to make good use of the Government’s new measure to encourage people to downsize from large family homes, but those who expect to rely on an aged pension or part-pension in addition…

Income investing: why diversification matters

In the second of a series of four research papers on income investing (we published an extract from the first last week), Legg Mason says that, for retirees in particular, sticking to the “well-worn path of term deposits and annuities”…

Why SMSF investors are more exposed to ‘sequencing risk’

Self-managed super fund investors are an anomaly in the Australian market. On average, they are older and wealthier and exhibit far more control over their decisions than others in the $2.1 trillion super industry. But, according to a research paper by…

SMSFs maintain steady asset allocations

Some commentators have pointed the finger at self-managed superannuation fund trustees, accusing them of exacerbating the housing affordability problem by borrowing heavily and bidding up the price of residential property. However, new figures suggest there is no evidence for that…