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Magellan Explains: Investing in Infrastructure
Magellan Explains: Investing in Infrastructure

Investing in infrastructure is about investing in the companies that provide essential services to society and that generate predictable long-term earnings.

Jun-2024
Magellan Explains: Dividends and Distributions
Magellan Explains: Dividends and Distributions

Dividends and distributions play an important role in the world of investing, offering the potential for investors to receive a stable and reliable income stream. 

Jun-2024
Magellan Explains: Long-Term Investing
Magellan Explains: Long-Term Investing

A long-term investment typically means that an investor will hold an investment, such as securities, bonds or exchange-traded funds for at least five years or more on average. Whilst there is no firm time frame of what is considered long-term investing,  it requires continuous investment, regardless of market volatility and fluctuating price levels of assets.

Jun-2024
Why invest in global equities
Why invest in global equities

You buy from the world's best so why not invest in them?

Jun-2024
The asset class that outperforms when the economy doesn't
The asset class that outperforms when the economy doesn't

In this Views from the Top, Stack outlines the impact of real rates and oil prices on infrastructure returns, shares which types of companies the team typically gravitates to and those they avoid, and shares whether Aussie investors are likely to see continued M&A activity in the space over the coming through months. 

May-2024
PRI Climate Risk Series (APAC): Metrics and targets
PRI Climate Risk Series (APAC): Metrics and targets

Amy Krizanovic discusses the evolution of Magellan’s approach to climate and metrics, guided and supported by investor groups and responsible investment organisations.

May-2024
Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights Toolkit
Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights Toolkit

RIAA's Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights Investor Toolkit seeks to enhance the investment community's understanding of the financial and human rights risks associated with AI.

May-2024
TechRights Nexus - The intersection of Digital Tech, including AI and Human Rights
TechRights Nexus - The intersection of Digital Tech, including AI and Human Rights

Amy Krizanovic, Head of ESG, spoke on the panel at the Responsible Investment Association Australia conference, discussing the Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights toolkit, an essential resource to navigate this critical intersection. (Viewing time: 45 mins)

May-2024
Magellan Minutes Series 8
Magellan Minutes Series 8

Members of our investment team dissect the markets and take a deeper look into the sectors and stocks that make up our global portfolio. This series is designed to provide you with concise, relevant and digestible talking points on global markets, each approximately 10 minutes

May-2024
Decoding Cognitive Biases: What every Investor needs to be aware of
Decoding Cognitive Biases: What every Investor needs to be aware of

Cognitive biases are ‘hard wired’, and we are all liable to take shortcuts, oversimplify complex decisions and be overconfident in our decision-making process. (Reading time: 6 mins)

Apr-2024
The Global Consumer: Structural Growth Opportunities
The Global Consumer: Structural Growth Opportunities

Webinar Recording: Investment Analyst, Tracey Wahlberg, provides insight into key growth opportunities shaping the consumer sector's future returns.. 

 

Apr-2024
Q2 2024 Market Outlook
Q2 2024 Market Outlook

Global Macro Outlook.
(Reading time: 3 mins)

Apr-2024
Case Study: Severn Trent & United Utilities
Case Study: Severn Trent & United Utilities

Opportunities found in troubled waters. (Reading time: 8 mins)

Apr-2024
Magellan Infrastructure Quarterly Update
Magellan Infrastructure Quarterly Update

Ben McVicar and Ofer Karliner take us through the impact of cost-of-living pressures on toll roads and what holdings they are most excited about in the portfolio. They provide an update on passenger travel and airport spending rates as well as insights on the US election and how this could affect energy transition efforts. (Viewing time: 12 mins)

Apr-2024Quiz - 0.25 CPD hours available
Magellan Global Quarterly Update
Magellan Global Quarterly Update

Nikki Thomas and Arvid Streimann discuss key themes impacting the markets and providing opportunities for investors. Arvid discusses his recent trip to Washington which provided valuable insights into the future growth of AI innovation and adoption. Nikki touches on her future trip to China and how understanding the interplay between China and other economies is essential for businesses operating within China or competing against it in various sectors. (Viewing time: 12 mins)

Apr-2024Quiz - 0.25 CPD hours available
Stock Story: Mondelez
Stock Story: Mondelez

Snacking away at global growth. (Reading time: 4 mins)

Apr-2024
Stock Story: SAP
Stock Story: SAP

Powering the world's largest companies. (Reading time: 4 mins)

Apr-2024
Infrastructure: Invest in where the world is going
Infrastructure: Invest in where the world is going

The way to analyse Infrastructure assets and the businesses that own them.

Apr-2024
Magellan National Adviser Roadshow 2024
Magellan National Adviser Roadshow 2024

Our Global Equities and Infrastructure Portfolio Managers share their views on key global themes driving investment markets. Discussing the implications of interest rates, continued supply chain disruptions, digitalisation, AI and why Global Equities and Infrastructure investors have cause for optimism. (Viewing time: 91 mins)

Mar-2024Quiz - 2.0 CPD hours available
Exploring sustainable returns through quality growth investments
Exploring sustainable returns through quality growth investments

Elisa Di Marco sits down with  Investment markets and provides insights into how Magellan constructs their global portfolios. (Viewing time: 16 mins)

Mar-2024
Business quality matters
Business quality matters

Identifying quality goes hand in hand with identifying risk. (Reading time: 4 mins)

Feb-2024
Navigating the AI Investment Opportunity
Navigating the AI Investment Opportunity

Webinar Recording: Investment Analyst, Adrian Lu, provides insight into the evolving landscape of Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

 

Feb-2024
Social and Regulatory Risks of AI
Social and Regulatory Risks of AI

While we have a high conviction in the structural tailwinds of AI we must also understand the risks associated with this expansive technology. (Reading time: 5 mins)

Feb-2024
Magellan Explains: Scope 1,2 & 3 carbon emissions
Magellan Explains: Scope 1,2 & 3 carbon emissions

The majority of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions released into the atmosphere can be attributed to human activities. These emissions usually come from power generation, industrial processes and cars. GHG emissions can be classified into three categories: scope 1, scope 2, and scope 3 emissions.

Feb-2024
Equity Mates Summer Series - Lowes
Equity Mates Summer Series - Lowes

Will US fixed mortgage rates lead to a renovation boom?

Feb-2024
Stock Story: Vinci
Stock Story: Vinci

Strong foundations for future growth. (Reading time: 4 mins)

Jan-2024
Stock Story: Yum! Brands
Stock Story: Yum! Brands

Global growth with the franchised model. (Reading time: 4 mins)

Jan-2024
Magellan Global Quarterly Update
Magellan Global Quarterly Update

Arvid Streimann discusses investment attributes that led the market in 2023 and key thematics to watch out for in the year ahead, while Nikki Thomas shares her insight on how the portfolio is positioned and the strategy behind investment decisions in the portfolio. (Viewing time: 12 mins)

Jan-2024Quiz - 0.25 CPD hours available
Magellan Infrastructure Quarterly Update
Magellan Infrastructure Quarterly Update

Gerald Stack discusses the impact of interest rates on the infrastructure sector and how this affects company valuations. Gerald also provides insight on movements within the infrastructure strategy and how the team are positioning the portfolio for 2024. (Viewing time: 12 mins)

Jan-2024Quiz - 0.25 CPD hours available
An introduction to utilities
An introduction to utilities

Regulated utilities are known for their ability to generate predictable returns regardless of market conditions. For this reason, we often describe utility stocks as the ‘lead in the keel’ of our infrastructure portfolios. They allow us to navigate volatile global equity markets with confidence.

Jan-2024
Invest in essential services with infrastructure assets
Invest in essential services with infrastructure assets

Ben McVicar, CFA, Portfolio Manager, speaks with Jacinta King, ASX, about the Magellan Infrastructure Fund (ASX:MICH), the impact of higher interest rates on infrastructure assets and how their definition of infrastructure informs their investment decisions. (Listening time: 15 mins) 

Dec-2023
Investing in Rail
Investing in Rail

Railroads provide a basic, but critical role for any developed society – they facilitate the connection between producers and consumers of essential goods and support a large section of the economy. The North American rail industry represents one of the world’s oldest and largest collections of transport infrastructure. 

Nov-2023
Investing in toll roads
Investing in toll roads

While we tend to think of toll roads as a recent phenomenon, they have been around for thousands of years. Toll roads today are a popular way for cash-strapped governments to raise money and improve the quality of, and reduce the congestion on road networks. Given the huge capital costs (toll roads often cost billions of dollars to build), for most investors the listed market is the only way to gain access to these assets. 

Nov-2023
What makes a high conviction investment and how Magellan avoids short-term noise
What makes a high conviction investment and how Magellan avoids short-term noise

Magellan’s Portfolio Managers, Alan Pullen and Elisa Di Marco sit down with Hearts & Minds CIO, Charlie Lanchester. They discuss Magellan’s approach to high conviction investing, how they select top stocks for the HM1 portfolio, and how they avoid short-term noise. (Listening time: 37 mins)

Nov-2023
Take Stock Podcast: Nikki Thomas
Take Stock Podcast: Nikki Thomas

In this episode, Caroline Gurney, CEO of Future Generation, speaks to Nikki Thomas, Portfolio Manager of Magellan Financial Group’s Global Fund. With more than 20 years’ experience in markets, Nikki is recognised for her work in bringing global equities to Australia and prides herself on investing in the world’s best global stocks. In this episode, Nikki shares insights on the recent US reporting season, her market outlook, and optimism about the US market. (Listening time: 29 mins)

Nov-2023
Investing in communication towers
Investing in communication towers

For many people, relying on a smart device to help guide us through our daily routine is the norm. Whether it’s a smartphone, smart watch, a tablet or an autonomous vehicle, being connected is essential for functioning in a modern society.

Oct-2023
Magellan Infrastructure Quarterly Update
Magellan Infrastructure Quarterly Update

Infrastructure asset prices have been under some pressure this year with high interest rates and other headwinds. Ben McVicar discusses recent relative performance, why it has been challenging and how the team are positioning the portfolio going forward. (Viewing time: 14 mins)

Oct-2023Quiz - 0.25 CPD hours available
Magellan Global Quarterly Update
Magellan Global Quarterly Update

Arvid Streimann discusses recent market volatility and the risks to watch out for, while Nikki Thomas shares her observations from her recent US trip and updates us on how the portfolio is positioned for the evolving investment landscape. (Viewing time: 15 mins)

Oct-2023Quiz - 0.25 CPD hours available
Stock Story: Microsoft
Stock Story: Microsoft

Scaling to new heights in the cloud. (Reading time: 2 mins)

Oct-2023
Stock Story: American Water
Stock Story: American Water

A high-water mark for infrastructure investment. (Reading time: 6 mins)

Oct-2023
Stock Story: Brookfield
Stock Story: Brookfield

Global Leader in Alternative Investments. (Reading time: 4 mins)

Oct-2023
Insight: From chips to cloud - Advances and Opportunities in AI
Insight: From chips to cloud - Advances and Opportunities in AI

Questions about the recent developments in AI. (Reading time: 5 mins)

Sep-2023
Buy Hold Sell: All weather businesses
Buy Hold Sell: All weather businesses

Magellan's Nikki Thomas provides her thoughts on a handful of all-weather businesses that can generate strong returns throughout the economic cycle and companies that no longer fit that criteria. (Viewing time: 10 mins) 

Sep-2023
Buy Hold Sell: 5 high-quality stocks in the world right now
Buy Hold Sell: 5 high-quality stocks in the world right now

Global Portfolio Manager Nikki Thomas, CFA chats with Livewire Markets about Nike, Amazon, Visa and provides a stock pick which is set for strong growth over the next decade. (Listening time: 8 mins)

Sep-2023
Buy Hold Sell: How to hunt for the world's best opportunities
Buy Hold Sell: How to hunt for the world's best opportunities

Magellan's Nikki Thomas shares insight into how Magellan's investment process helps filter through thousands of stocks to determine their investment universe. She also provides her high conviction stock pick. (Listening time: 7 mins) 

Sep-2023
Ever thought of investing in essential services?
Ever thought of investing in essential services?

Supporting you every minute of every day. (Reading time: 5 mins)

Sep-2023
Investing in airports
Investing in airports

Today, airports around the world collectively cater for over four billion passengers annually, with growth driven by improvements in technology, the expansion of low-cost carriers and globalisation. For most investors, the listed market is the only way to gain access to airport infrastructure that has underpinned this growth.

Aug-2023
Magellan Explains: Diversification
Magellan Explains: Diversification

Diversification is an important concept that can significantly impact the success of your investment journey. While the term might sound complex, its core principle is simple and can help create a robust and resilient investment portfolio.

Aug-2023
Magellan Explains: Managed Funds
Magellan Explains: Managed Funds

A Managed Fund gives investors access to a portfolio of individually selected companies in one easy transaction.

Aug-2023
What really matters in investing
What really matters in investing

Finding quality through the noise and hype

Aug-2023Quiz - 1.0 CPD hours available
Magellan Explains: Single Unit Structure
Magellan Explains: Single Unit Structure

The Single Unit Fund Structure is a Magellan innovation that enables investors to access an open-ended fund, either off-market via an application form to the Responsible Entity or on-market via an online share trading platform or stockbroker account. 

Jul-2023
Magellan Explains: Listed Funds
Magellan Explains: Listed Funds

There are a number of different investment vehicles available in listed or exchange quoted structures  either on the ASX or Cboe (formerly Chi-X).

Jul-2023
Magellan Explains: Finding quality companies
Magellan Explains: Finding quality companies

What are quality companies and why does it matter when you are investing?

Jul-2023
Year InReview 2023: Finding quality through the noise
Year InReview 2023: Finding quality through the noise

In this year's collection of investment insights on global equities and infrastructure, we share valuable insights and opportunities within the world of global investing. With all the volatility in markets at the moment we explain what we believe really matters in investing and what is noise.

Jul-2023
Opportunities in Infrastructure Investing - July 2023
Opportunities in Infrastructure Investing - July 2023

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Jul-2023Quiz - 0.25 CPD hours available
High Conviction Strategy - Year in review - July 2023
High Conviction Strategy - Year in review - July 2023

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Jul-2023Quiz - 0.25 CPD hours available
Magellan Global Portfolio - Year in review - July 2023
Magellan Global Portfolio - Year in review - July 2023

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Insight: Artificial Intelligence
Insight: Artificial Intelligence

Questions investors are asking about AI. (Reading time: 6 mins)

Jun-2023
Magellan explains: Open-ended versus closed-ended funds?
Magellan explains: Open-ended versus closed-ended funds?

What are the similarities and differences in both fund types?

May-2023
Magellan Explains: Exchange Traded Funds
Magellan Explains: Exchange Traded Funds

Structurally, Passive ETFs and Active ETFs are similar, but they also have some differences that are important for investors to understand. 

May-2023
Magellan Infrastructure Briefing - May 2023
Magellan Infrastructure Briefing - May 2023

Magellan's Infrastructure Team provide a detailed update and outlook of the global infrastructure sectors and explain how investing in infrastructure can benefit your client’s portfolio in a high interest rate and inflationary world. In times when costs are rising, people still need essential services which means infrastructure stocks can perform well in this environment. (Recorded live: 2 May 2023)

May-2023
ESG Integration - Why investing in ESG matters
ESG Integration - Why investing in ESG matters

Portfolio Manager, Elisa Di Marco unpacks why considering ESG in investing is important. ESG risks, like climate change, supply chain labour standards and governance structures are like all business risks, if material, they can impact cash flows. This is Magellan's ESG philosophy, and it's been part of our investment process for over a decade.

May-2023
Magellan's definition of quality
Magellan's definition of quality

Portfolio Manager Elisa Di Marco explains how Magellan's definition of quality companies and how the quality scores help determine the companies that go into the Magellan Core Global and Magellan Core ESG Fund. (Viewing time: 8 mins)

May-2023
How are the Core Global and Core ESG portfolios constructed
How are the Core Global and Core ESG portfolios constructed

Portfolio Manager, Elisa Di Marco, steps through how Magellan's DNA, that is, our definition of quality and assessment of quality, underpins the portfolio construction of Magellan's Core Global and Core ESG Funds. (Viewing time: 3 mins)

May-2023
Stock Story: Ferrovial
Stock Story: Ferrovial

A leader in innovative and sustainable infrastructure (Reading time: 4 mins)

Apr-2023
Stock Story: Mastercard
Stock Story: Mastercard

A quality business going from strength to strength. (Reading time: 4 mins)

Apr-2023
Magellan Infrastructure Strategy Update
Magellan Infrastructure Strategy Update

Head of Infrastructure, Gerald Stack looks at how the infrastructure sectors have fared over the past quarter, and addresses concerns about high inflation and provides an update on changes to the portfolio and how it is positioned. (Viewing time: 12 mins)

Apr-2023
Magellan Global Strategy Update
Magellan Global Strategy Update

Global Portfolio Managers Nikki Thomas, and Arvid Streimann, discuss the unfolding interest rate cycle and the effect it's having on market sentiment and company valuations. They provide an update on the portfolio’s recent performance and its positioning for the current environment. (Viewing time: 15 mins)

Apr-2023
Financials Update - 22 March 2023
Financials Update - 22 March 2023

Magellan's Portfolio Manager, Alan Pullen, provides a timely update on the financials sector in light of the recent volatility we've seen with banks in the US and Europe.

Mar-2023
Why quality matters?
Why quality matters?

Quality is a frequently used term in investing, but from Magellan's experience definition really does matter. Why, because not all company fundamentals are the same. Learn more. (Viewing time: 11 mins)

 

Mar-2023
Magellan Core Series - Investment Briefing
Magellan Core Series - Investment Briefing

Did you know Magellan offers research driven, actively managed and competitively priced funds? Watch now to learn more. 

Mar-2023
Podcast: A deep dive into Visa and Mastercard stocks
Podcast: A deep dive into Visa and Mastercard stocks

Elisa Di Marco recently joined Owen Raszkiewicz on The Australian Investors Podcast to reveal the truth about quality investing, dive deep into the payments industry and illustrate what makes companies like Visa Inc (NYSE: V) and Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) true global leaders. (Listening time: 58 mins)

Mar-2023
Stock Story: Intuit
Stock Story: Intuit

Nearly 40 years after being released, QuickBooks and TurboTax have a long growth runway. (Reading time: 4 mins)

Jan-2023
Stock Story: Walmart
Stock Story: Walmart

With great power (and scale) comes great responsibility (and opportunity). (Reading time: 4 mins)

Jan-2023
Stock Story: Transurban
Stock Story: Transurban

The port in a storm: Resilience, inflation protection, and option value. (Reading time: 4 mins)

Jan-2023
Magellan Global Strategy Update
Magellan Global Strategy Update

Magellan's Portfolio Managers Nikki Thomas, CFA and Arvid Streimann, CFA, discuss how they are viewing the current inflationary environment and chances of a recession. They explain how Magellan's Global Portfolio is positioned to manage these risks and take advantage of thematic investment opportunities.
(Viewing time: 15 mins)

Jan-2023
Magellan Infrastructure Strategy Update
Magellan Infrastructure Strategy Update

Magellan's Deputy CIO, Head of Infrastructure and Portfolio Manager, Gerald Stack, mentions the challenges that the Infrastructure portfolio faced in 2022. Gerald describes how the portfolio is positioned now to take advantage of growth trends such as the re-opening of the global economy and the transition to renewable energy. (Viewing time: 17 mins)

Jan-2023
Emma Henderson discusses Chipotle
Emma Henderson discusses Chipotle

Emma Henderson, Investment Analyst, sits down with Equity Mates to discuss the American quick service restaurant chain, Chipotle. Emma explains why Chipotle has favourable competitive advantages and a long runway for growth. (Listening time: 45 mins)

Jan-2023
The 'Weight' Will Be Worth It
The 'Weight' Will Be Worth It

David George, and Global Portfolio Managers Nikki Thomas and Arvid Streimann, explain how Magellan’s consistent and prudent approach to investing is steering them through today’s crises.  

Nov-2022
Stock Story: ASML
Stock Story: ASML

The Netherlands company, with its lithography, is behind the world’s best microchips. (Reading time: 4 mins)

Oct-2022
Stock Story: Snam
Stock Story: Snam

Europe’s energy crisis provides an opportunity for the Italian gas infrastructure giant. As does the renewables push. (Reading time: 3 mins)

Oct-2022
Magellan Global Strategy Update
Magellan Global Strategy Update

Nikki Thomas, CFA, Portfolio Manager, discusses the market's reaction to the volatile macro environment, how Magellan's Global Portfolios are positioned and which quality companies are well placed to deliver growth in the years ahead. (Viewing time: 8 mins)

Oct-2022
Magellan Infrastructure Strategy Update
Magellan Infrastructure Strategy Update

Gerald Stack and Ofer Karliner, CFA, discuss the recent reporting season, the European energy crisis and provide an outlook for companies in Magellan's Infrastructure Strategy. (Viewing time: 15 mins)

Oct-2022
China's deflating property market threatens wider economic trouble
China's deflating property market threatens wider economic trouble

China’s woes could prove to be the global economy’s biggest blow. (Reading time: 7 mins)

Oct-2022
The energy crisis is likely to last years
The energy crisis is likely to last years

An overreliance on vanishing Russian fossil fuels will torment Europe. (Reading time: 6 mins)

Sep-2022
Higher US interest rates test the world
Higher US interest rates test the world

A high US dollar exporting inflation, a shrinking US economy and struggles in emerging countries stand out as challenges. (Reading time: 6 mins) 

Aug-2022
Nuclear energy is a promising solution for climate change
Nuclear energy is a promising solution for climate change

But the clean-energy option will forever risk a catastrophe. (Reading time: 6 mins)

Aug-2022
Stock Story: McDonalds
Stock Story: McDonalds

ESG risk management is on the menu. (Reading time: 4 mins)

Jul-2022
Stock Story: Atlantia
Stock Story: Atlantia

The Italian tollway and airport group holds such attractive assets it’s being taken private (Reading time: 3 mins)

Jul-2022
Stock Story: Diageo
Stock Story: Diageo

The world’s biggest distiller benefits from people drinking better, even if they drink less. (Reading time: 4 mins)

Jul-2022
Magellan InReview 2022
Magellan InReview 2022

In this year’s collection of insights from our investment team and other experts, our global portfolio managers explain why (and how) inflation, inequality, geopolitics and climate change will dominate global economies and markets in the coming 12 months – and how these forces are influencing their investment decisions now. Leon Panetta, the former US Defence Secretary, discusses why the world is at a dangerous and pivotal moment. You’ll also find our annual fund reports, quarterly fund factsheets and much more.

Jul-2022
2022 National Infrastructure Briefings
2022 National Infrastructure Briefings

The last two years has seen international travel upended, domestic transport challenged, ‘essential services’ redefined and a growing interest in the role infrastructure can play in decarbonisation. With this backdrop, does the case for investing in global listed infrastructure still stack up? (Viewing time: 82 mins)

Jun-2022
Scarcity becomes common
Scarcity becomes common

The impediments to supply are likely to last and disrupt growth and provoke inflation. (Reading time: 4 mins)

Jun-2022
Targeted online ads are the success of 'surveillance capitalism'
Targeted online ads are the success of 'surveillance capitalism'

But display ads face privacy and regulatory challenges that reduce their effectiveness. (Reading time: 4 mins)

Jun-2022
Record high inflation could trigger a fresh eurozone financial crisis
Record high inflation could trigger a fresh eurozone financial crisis

Any crunch would centre on Italy, have no obvious solution and remind that the euro’s frailties are unaddressed. (Reading time: 6 mins)

May-2022
Superbugs are outsmarting antibiotics
Superbugs are outsmarting antibiotics

A market failure means pharmaceutical companies are failing to address the threat.

Apr-2022
Stock Story: Nestlé
Stock Story: Nestlé

Innovation that enhances everyday brands is strengthening the Swiss giant’s moat. (Reading time: 5 mins)

Apr-2022
Powell seeks 'immaculate disinflation'; one that rids the US of inflation without shedding jobs
Powell seeks 'immaculate disinflation'; one that rids the US of inflation without shedding jobs

His problem? Monetary policy is ill-suited to fight inflation arising from supply constraints. (Reading time: 6 mins)

Apr-2022
Infrastructure assets are well placed for an era of inflation
Infrastructure assets are well placed for an era of inflation

This insulation from rising prices should help protect their share prices. (Reading time: 6 mins)

Apr-2022
InvestorDaily ESG Podcast: Big companies do care about the environment
InvestorDaily ESG Podcast: Big companies do care about the environment

InvestorDaily podcast host David Stratford, is joined by Elisa Di Marco, Magellan Core ESG Fund Portfolio Manager. In this episode, Elisa explains that companies with ESG aren’t just performing lip-service for better publicity, rather, they are genuinely concerned for proper compliance to globally-proven environmental policies. Elisa also discusses the importance of engagement and management, as well as how ESG policies significantly reduce the element of risk when investing in a company of any scale. (Listening time: 26 mins)

Apr-2022
Central banks are going green to questionable avail while stirring risks
Central banks are going green to questionable avail while stirring risks

A loss of autonomy to fight inflation is just one of the dangers. (Reading time: 5 mins)

Mar-2022
Another era of quantitative tightening beckons
Another era of quantitative tightening beckons

The first one fizzled. Can asset-selling – aka money destroying – help fight inflation? (Reading time: 5 mins)

Mar-2022
The pandemic has changed the future of work
The pandemic has changed the future of work

Remote work is ensconced. A ‘Great Resignation’ is underway in the US. Neither might last. (Reading time: 5 mins)

Feb-2022
Global Strategy Update - February 2022
Global Strategy Update - February 2022

We provide an update on Magellan’s global strategy and the current macroeconomic landscape, plus a chance to hear from portfolio managers Chris Mackay, Nikki Thomas and Arvid Streimann. (Viewing time: 46 mins)

Feb-2022
Investing in infrastructure: what's changed and where are the opportunities?
Investing in infrastructure: what's changed and where are the opportunities?

Webinar recorded: 10 February 2022

The last two years has seen international travel upended, domestic transport challenged, ‘essential services’ redefined and a growing interest in the role infrastructure can play in decarbonisation. With this backdrop, does the case for investing in global listed infrastructure still stack up? 

 

Feb-2022
Stock Story: Intercontinental Exchange
Stock Story: Intercontinental Exchange

A pioneer of digitalised financial markets that owns the New York Stock Exchange among others. (Reading time: 3 min)

Jan-2022
Infrastructure Strategy Update
Infrastructure Strategy Update

Portfolio Manager Ofer Karliner, outlines why listed infrastructure and utilities stocks rallied in the fourth quarter, the likely recovery in airport assets, why high carbon scores can be a misleading guide to ESG risks for infrastructure stocks, and why, even if interest rates rise, the infrastructure portfolios still comes with diversification, inflation protection, capital growth and yield benefits if the universe is defined correctly. (Viewing time: 10 mins)

 

Jan-2022
How high can government debt-to-GDP ratios soar?
How high can government debt-to-GDP ratios soar?

Somewhere a ceiling exists. Trouble is brewing, especially in the eurozone and emerging countries. (Reading time: 6 mins)

Jan-2022
Stock Story: Dominion Energy
Stock Story: Dominion Energy

The US electricity and gas company’s strategy is regulated green power. (Reading time: 2 min)

Jan-2022
What the NFT is the metaverse?
What the NFT is the metaverse?

The touted ‘embodied internet’ might take a while to arrive and could underwhelm, even with Big Tech support. (Reading time: 5 mins)

Dec-2021
Green hydrogen is central to plans to achieve net zero
Green hydrogen is central to plans to achieve net zero

A cost disadvantage needs to be overcome first. (Reading time: 4 mins)

Nov-2021
Infrastructure Strategy Update
Infrastructure Strategy Update

Ofer Karliner, Portfolio Manager, provides an Infrastructure update, discusses what trends he's seeing in the uptake of global travel and the risks of inflation. (Viewing time: 9 min)

 

Oct-2021
'Reaching for yield' into corporate debt takes on a risky hue
'Reaching for yield' into corporate debt takes on a risky hue

Broader financial instability can’t be ruled out. (Reading time: 4 mins)

Oct-2021
Ransomware is so rife it's a threat to national security
Ransomware is so rife it's a threat to national security

Cracking down on cryptocurrencies might ruin the risk-reward calculation for criminals. (Reading time: 5 mins)

Oct-2021
Space exploration is going private
Space exploration is going private

The commercialisation of space comes with unknown promise but known risks. (Reading time: 5 mins)

Sep-2021
Stock Story: Xcel Energy
Stock Story: Xcel Energy

A US electricity and gas utility leading the drive against climate change (and other challenges). (Reading time: 2 min)

Sep-2021
Big Tech's success incites a backlash
Big Tech's success incites a backlash

Many think the internet giants are too big for society’s good. But even a rethink of competition policy along such lines is unlikely to curb the largest platforms. (Reading time: 4 mins)

Aug-2021
Infrastructure and decarbonisation
Infrastructure and decarbonisation

It adds up to a big opportunity. (Reading time: 3 mins)

Jul-2021
In conversation: with Michael Morell
In conversation: with Michael Morell

The former deputy director of the CIA discusses the lack of a US policy on China, the threat of a war over Taiwan, Russian ransomware and the world’s biggest threat.

Jul-2021
Expert Investor: David Costello – Can Infrastructure Investing be Sustainable?
Expert Investor: David Costello – Can Infrastructure Investing be Sustainable?

David Costello, Portfolio Manager, talks investing in Infrastructure with Alec & Bryce from Equity Mates. (Listening time: 51 mins)

Jul-2021
Stock Story: Pepsi
Stock Story: Pepsi

The company’s iconic brands extend beyond the world-famous cola drink into snacks. (Reading time: 2 min)

Jul-2021
Stock Story: Alliant Energy
Stock Story: Alliant Energy

Powering the US Midwest in a greener way. (Reading time: 2 min)

Jul-2021
Electric vehicles are the next revolution in automobiles
Electric vehicles are the next revolution in automobiles

But problems need to be overcome to hasten the switch and cement the climate benefits. (Reading time: 5 min)

Jun-2021
Major countries, seeing China leap ahead, are pondering issuing digital national currencies
Major countries, seeing China leap ahead, are pondering issuing digital national currencies

Is a watershed reengineering of money underway? (Reading time: 4 min)

Jun-2021
China's dual-circulation model is a plan for a hostile world but a catchable US
China's dual-circulation model is a plan for a hostile world but a catchable US

Domestic production gets priority in a strategy that seeks to boost China's 'soft power'. (Reading time: 4 min)

May-2021
Political heat is swirling around the Catch-22 that grants platforms unique legal immunities on content
Political heat is swirling around the Catch-22 that grants platforms unique legal immunities on content

But efforts to rein in the US-based CDA section 230 protections pose dilemmas that prevent watershed action. (Reading time: 4 min)

May-2021
Infrastructure Strategy Update
Infrastructure Strategy Update

Gerald Stack dissects recent portfolio performance, potential inflation concerns and investment opportunities as global economic re-openings begin to gather pace. (Viewing time: 17 mins)

 

Apr-2021
Maintaining High Conviction In An Uncertain World
Maintaining High Conviction In An Uncertain World

Hamish Douglass and Chris Wheldon, Portfolio Managers of Magellan's High Conviction strategy discuss the positioning and composition of the portfolio in the context of Magellan's economic outlook and offer their investment thesis for the streaming giant, Netflix. (Viewing time: 42 mins)

Apr-2021
Stock Story: Netflix
Stock Story: Netflix

Enjoying a decent slice of the hugely popular and competitive streaming industry. (Reading time: 2 min)

Apr-2021
Biden is revving a US economy already enjoying a vaccine-inspired recovery
Biden is revving a US economy already enjoying a vaccine-inspired recovery

Might his emergency stimulus revive inflation? (Reading time: 5 min)

Apr-2021
Stock Story: National Grid
Stock Story: National Grid

Delivering for customers and investors rain, hail or shine. (Reading time: 2 min)

Apr-2021
Germany seems poised to only ever do the minimum to support the euro
Germany seems poised to only ever do the minimum to support the euro

Public disgruntlement stops Berlin cementing a currency union that helps make the country an export dynamo. (Reading time: 5 min)

Feb-2021
The pivotal fight between China and the US is over the microchip
The pivotal fight between China and the US is over the microchip

The campaign for dominance in semiconductors could hurt both countries. (Reading time: 5 min)

Jan-2021
Infrastructure Strategy Update
Infrastructure Strategy Update

Gerald Stack dissects recent performance and changes made to the portfolios, and looks ahead to the opportunities and risks that may present themselves in 2021. (Viewing time: 27 mins)

Jan-2021
Stock Story: Novartis
Stock Story: Novartis

A Swiss giant reimagining healthcare. (Reading time: 2 min)

Jan-2021
Stock Story: Aena
Stock Story: Aena

The Spanish company that is the world’s biggest airport operator can expect a busier 2021. (Reading time: 2 min)

Jan-2021
Japan has trailblazed on economic stimulus, to not much avail
Japan has trailblazed on economic stimulus, to not much avail

Will Japan under Suga try the reflationary option Abe didn’t? (Reading time: 5 min)

Dec-2020
The road ahead for global listed infrastructure after a difficult Covid landing
The road ahead for global listed infrastructure after a difficult Covid landing

The Magellan GLOBAL Listed Infrastructure team lead by Gerald Stack, Magellan's Head of Investments & Infrastructure share their insights on the current state of the global listed infrastructure sector, including the recent performance, outlook, and future opportunities for investors as we move into 2021. (Viewing time: 60 mins)

Dec-2020
A deep dive into the Tech sector?
A deep dive into the Tech sector?

Magellan's investment team take a deep dive into the tech sector and provide insights on Facebook, Tencent, Alibaba and Ant Financial IPO. (Viewing time: 47 mins)

Nov-2020
Brexit talks are about how abrupt the UK's final break will be
Brexit talks are about how abrupt the UK's final break will be

No option removes the existential threats to the UK stirred by its EU departure. (Reading time: 6 min)

Nov-2020
Super low interest rates come with side effects
Super low interest rates come with side effects

Ultra-loose monetary policy could even be counterproductive for economies. (Reading time: 5 min)

Oct-2020
Stock Story: Alphabet
Stock Story: Alphabet

It’s one of the stocks that pop up if you google ‘world’s most valuable companies’. (Reading time: 2 min)

Oct-2020
Stock Story: Spark Infrastructure
Stock Story: Spark Infrastructure

Powering southern and southeastern Australia with an eye on renewables. (Reading time: 2 min)

Oct-2020
The US senate result could reverberate for decades if under Democrat control the filibuster goes
The US senate result could reverberate for decades if under Democrat control the filibuster goes

Any quest to alter the constitutional order would be more proof of how primary contests are destabilising US politics. (Reading time: 6 min)

Sep-2020
China and the US are headed towards a 'decoupling'
China and the US are headed towards a 'decoupling'

But any rupture is likely to fall short of the separation the word implies. (Reading time: 8 min)

Aug-2020
Stock Story: Red Electrica
Stock Story: Red Electrica

An electricity utility poised to seize opportunities as Spain turns to renewables. (Reading time: 3 min)

Jul-2020
Global Listed Infrastructure Update – impact of interest rates
Global Listed Infrastructure Update – impact of interest rates

Rising US interest rates have caused the infrastructure sector to lag during the quarter.

Apr-2018
Being a successful investor
Being a successful investor

Here are 11 things to remember when trying to generate competitive returns while protecting capital.

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