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’ environment or to potentially prepare for further market adjustments.

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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 that you are a bad parent if your child does not have the latest toys or designer clothes or that your little ones will be social pariahs in the sand pit at childcare without them!

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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 are investing in.  

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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 more efficient.

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Reflections of a technology addict

Hi, my name is Mai Platts, BetaShares Account Manager – Adviser & Institutional Business, and I am addicted to technology. It took me a while to admit it, however here it is, in this very public forum. I am not ashamed to say that if I am given a choice, you’ll find me waving my phone in the air in the manner of a possessed windmill to get a mobile signal before I resort to using the Gregory’s map which I’m sure,

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