Active ETF market expands with fixed income offering

Australia’s active ETF market continues to develop, with the listing last week of the first active fixed income exchange traded fund – the BetaShares Legg Mason Australian Bond Fund. The fund will mirror the strategy of an established unlisted fund,…

Italian crisis a reminder to have some portfolio insurance

The political situation in Italy is a reminder to all investors that political risk is never far away and it is always to a good idea to have some insurance in a portfolio. This is the view of Gordon Brown,…

Benign outlook but caution still necessary

The outlook for investment markets is positive for 2018, but investors need to remain on full alert, according to a report by Legg Mason, published today. The ‘Outlook 2018 Report’, representing the combined view of Legg Mason’s affiliate managers, says…