Mai Platts, Author at BetaShares

Sharemarket exposure with reduced risk – is it time to consider managed-risk investments?

In light of fairly significant sharemarket falls in recent weeks we’ve heard plenty of our clients query where the opportunities for portfolio construction may lie in asset classes other than equities or otherwise discuss potentially overlooked equity exposures. It seems that a number of our clients are adjusting their portfolios to more of a ‘risk-off’

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You get what you pay for!

As a new mother I have experienced a world entirely new to me. Other than the continuous lack of sleep, never have I been exposed to so much advertising and marketing on all the different baby products my child “absolutely, positively” needs.  Gasp! In some ways, the marketers of these products appear to be suggesting

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Invest in international markets using ETFs

Going global: investing in international markets

A question I often ask my adviser clients is how they’re investing in international markets. The answers vary, with the majority of advisers using managed funds or ETFs and some of these also investing in specific stocks on global exchanges. Once we have discussed the how, my next question is what sort of exposures they

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In the pursuit of efficiency

In this fast-paced world in which we live, where productivity and ‘being busy’ are a constant focus I find that there is increasingly less time in the day to finish all the tasks and activities I need to do.  So, I am always on the lookout for tips and tricks that can make my life

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