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Why now is not the time for running with the bulls

31 October 2018

MLC CIO Jonathan Armitage and Portfolio Manager Dr Ben McCaw explain what’s behind the recent market volatility and how MLC’s multi-asset portfolios have weathered the storm.

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MLC scenario insights and portfolio positioning

October 2018

Drs Susan Gosling and Ben McCaw explain MLC's assessment of the current market environment, scenarios that may play out and how the MLC multi-asset portfolios are positioned.

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Manager changes in MLC's fixed income strategies

September 2018

We’ve made some manager changes in our fixed income strategies that we believe will deliver improved and more stable returns with a modest reduction in risk relative to the benchmark.

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MLC Index Plus portfolios - changes to the G-REITs strategy

August 2018

We believe we can slightly improve the return potential of the MLC Index Plus portfolios by replacing the passive G-REITs strategy with a quantitative, enhanced index approach.

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MLC scenario insights and portfolio positioning

August 2018

Dr Susan Gosling and Ben McCaw explain MLC's assessment of the current market environment, scenarios that may play out and how the MLC multi-asset portfolios are positioned.

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MLC scenario insights and portfolio positioning

April 2018

Dr Susan Gosling, Dr Ben McCaw and John Woods explain MLC's assessment of the current market environment, scenarios that may play out and how the MLC multi-asset portfolios are positioned.

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MLC scenario insights and portfolio positioning

January 2018

Drs Ben McCaw and Susan Gosling explain MLC's assessment of the current market environment, scenarios that may play out and how the MLC multi-asset portfolios are positioned.

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Manager changes in MLC's global strategies

January 2018

We've made some changes to our global shares investment managers and their weights. We expect these changes to improve the return potential of our global shares strategies.

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Changes in Pre Select diversified funds

December 2017

We've introduced asset allocation ranges and added an 'alternatives' asset class to the Pre Select diversified funds.  We believe introducing greater asset allocation flexibility should benefit our investors by helping to improve the returns we generate for the level of risk we take.

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MLC scenario insights and portfolio positioning

October 2017

Drs Susan Gosling and Ben McCaw explain MLC's assessment of the current market environment, scenarios that may play out and how the MLC multi-asset portfolios are positioned.

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Changes in MLC's fixed income strategies

October 2017

We've made a manager change in our fixed income strategies that we believe should improve return potential without a material change to the risk profile of these strategies.

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MLC scenario insights and portfolio positioning

July 2017

Drs Susan Gosling and Ben McCaw explain MLC's assessment of the current market environment, scenarios that may play out and how the MLC multi-asset portfolios are positioned.

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Strategy update announcement - Inclusion of infrastructure in MySuper

June 2017

We've introduced an allocation to infrastructure in MySuper.  The allocation is a mix of listed and unlisted.  The benefit of including infrastructure is that it provides a stable, predictable yield and is diversifying to other asset classes.

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Strategy update announcement: Changes to MLC's multi-asset portfolios

March 2017

We believe we can slightly improve the return potential of the MLC Index Plus, MLC Horizon and MySuper portfolios by replacing passive Australian shares mandates with approaches that aim to outperform the share market index. Our two quantitative-based investment managers, Redpoint and BlackRock, provide our portfolios with diversity of investment processes and insights, while reducing exposure to any manager-specific risks.

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Strategy update announcement: Changes to emerging markets strategy in MLC's Inflation Plus portfolios

March 2017

A key aspect of how we manage MLC Inflation Plus is our tight risk control.  Capital's approach to risk management is different to the approach we prefer for MLC Inflation Plus. For now, investing through derivatives allows us to flexibly and cost effectively make changes to our emerging markets exposure.

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Strategy update announcement: Changes to the MLC Index Plus portfolios

January 2017

In complex, constantly changing market conditions, we believe introducing a real return strategy to the MLC Index Plus portfolios should benefit our investors by helping to improve the returns we generate for the level of risk we take.

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Go global with mFunds

December 2016

Having the right amount of choice and access is crucial when building your portfolio to match your investment goals. Whether your goals are to build a growth portfolio, or to access sustainable income streams, diversification is an important factor. Reaching your ideal level of diversification can be difficult to achieve within the Australian market alone.

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Defensive Australian Shares Strategy Update

November 2016

​In the current investment environment, it's challenging to find asset classes that can offer strong potential returns (like shares) without unacceptable increases to the portfolio's risk of negative returns. Our new defensive Australian shares strategy aims to increase our total exposure to Australian shares - and benefit from the potential returns from this asset class - while carefully controlling the downside risk of these assets.

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China insights: More upside for iron ore as China recovers

November 2016

Having visited China in May, Nick Pashias, Antares’ Co-Head of Equities and portfolio manager of the Antares Elite Opportunities Fund, has just returned from a follow-up visit aimed at evaluating the improvement in the economy and what it implies for Australian resource stocks.

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Yield stocks - are we at an inflection point

October 2016

In this quarterly update, Glenn Hart and Brett McNeill, Portfolio Managers of Antares Dividend Builder, discuss yield stocks issues in detail and how Antares is managing the implications within our yield portfolios.

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Infographic - Adviser insights: use of direct shares and SMAs

August 2016

Adviser flows into direct shares are falling. Challenging markets and a preference for professional management are said to be driving the change. Are separately managed accounts (SMAs) the answer? Find out how many advisers are using SMAs and what advisers who use SMAs have to say.

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The benefits of ex-20 investing

July 2016

Beyond the top 20 companies on the ASX, Antares considers there to be greater opportunity for diversification and outperformance to benefit your clients. Find out why.

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Brexit aftermath shock…what next?

June 2016

Dr Susan Gosling, Head of Investments at MLC, takes an in-depth look at the repercussions of the Brexit vote and what it may mean for both Britain and Europe.

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The Low Correlation Strategy - an alternative way to hedge your share market risk

May 2016

Gareth Abley, Head of Alternative Strategies at MLC, discusses Alternatives and the role the Low Correlation Strategy has played within the MLC Horizon and Inflation Plus portfolios.

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Recent market declines

January 2016

Ben McCaw, Capital Markets Research, discusses the recent market declines and how MLC has positioned the portfolios