2014 - Frontier Advisors

Is shale gas the new black

November 27, 2014

The United States is currently experiencing an energy revolution due to the use of unconventional sources of hydrocarbons, in particular natural gas. This has broad reaching consequences for the US economy and indeed the global economy. Given the size of this thematic we have written this issue of The Frontier Line to explore the theme further and look at potential areas of opportunity for investors.

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Two decades at the Frontier

September 25, 2014

Frontier Advisors, and our predecessor organisation Industry Fund Services, has been at the forefront of institutional investment advice in Australia for twenty years. In this, our 100th edition of The Frontier Line, a number of our team have reflected on what has changed in their area or expertise for investors over this time. And, more importantly what opportunities lie ahead.

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Does good governance mean good performance?

August 27, 2014

Readers of issue 92 of The Frontier Line (“The Secrets to Good Investment Decision Making”) might recall a section of this paper which asked the question “are governance and performance linked?” This issue of The Frontier Line seeks to answer this question in greater detail.

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Fixed is changing

June 27, 2014

In this edition of Frontier Line, we highlight key differences between multi-sector and traditional fixed income investing, discuss what multi-sector fixed income investing is, how to categorise the universe and some approaches to benchmarking, assessing and monitoring managers and strategies. Finally, we cover off on the opportunities in the current market and strategies and approaches that can best capitalise on this environment.

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The strategic transition of superannuation funds 2014

May 29, 2014

A strategic transition is underway that will turn once straight forward super funds into complex financial services businesses. In this edition of Frontier Line our CEO Damian Moloney examines the drivers and consequences of these changes to the retirement savings and incomes industry.

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China credit growth

April 30, 2014

China has experienced rapid credit growth – an issue which has been receiving increasing mainstream coverage. We review that growth and its consequences.

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Productivity Commission draft infrastructure report

April 30, 2014

The Productivity Commission has issued a draft report for consultation on how Australia currently delivers infrastructure projects, and if innovations or improvements could be implemented nationwide to deliver superior outcomes to the public over the long-term.

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Global perspectives on asset allocation

April 30, 2014

As investors become reacquainted with double digit returns, we think it remains important to remember the lessons learnt from the past and identify the key risks and opportunities arising from the post GFC evolution in global asset allocations.

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The secrets to good investment decision making

March 14, 2014

“What makes a good investment decision making body?” is a question we’re often asked. The benefit of experience is you get to see lots of things happen and lots of decisions get made (and not made). This Frontier Line reveals the secret.

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