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Stewart Investors manage investment portfolios on behalf of our clients over the long term and have held shares in some companies for over 20 years. They launched their first investment strategy in 1988.

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With volatility here to stay, a strained relationship with China and the savings rate predicted to increase in Australia, what are the major trends shaping 2021 for investors? Head of Australian Equities Growth, Dushko Bajic, explores a wide range of issues impacting the market and shares his ins...
Should 2020 change the way we think about company results? Our Australian Equities Growth team are prepared for the reopening of the economy, with their eye on a 2022 recovery over short-term earnings. Find out which stocks and sectors are positioned to outperform in markets ahead.
Find out how the names of Colonial First State products we manage are changing to reflect our new name - First Sentier Investors.
2020 has been a bumpy ride for many since the Covid-19 outbreak first took hold earlier in the year. Since our last Neutral Asset Allocation (NAA) review, there have been several developments however attention is still dominated by the ongoing pandemic. At least as we near the end of this turbule...
We consider ESG risks to be factors that may place business value at risk. Companies at risk are identified using both external providers and our own internally driven research, which is based on a systematic and extensive company meeting program.
We consider ESG risks to be factors that may place business value at risk. Companies at risk are identified using both external providers and our own internally driven research, which is based on a systematic and extensive company meeting program.
Is there a problem with zombie firms today? David Walsh, Head of Investments at Realindex Investments explores the effects of zombie firms on the market and the nuances of how we define and understand them.
While many investors might understandably believe income and yield are the same, pursuing one over the other can deliver surprisingly divergent and apparently counterintuitive results.
With strong long term growth prospects and a track record of resilience through economic downturns, this increasingly institutionalised property sector is a defensive play for investors.
Our Australian Equities Growth team searches the market for companies providing strong return on invested capital. It is one of the characteristics that lead to strong share price growth for shareholders. James Hardie is one of those names, with return on invested capital of over 20%.
Afterpay is one of Australia’s most discussed stocks. But with key buy now, pay later players only scratching the surface of the Australian retail market, Duskho Bajic, Head of Australian Equities Growth, sees room for new competition. Dushko explores the evolving buy now, pay later landscape and...
Obtain active exposure to Australian shares with a fund management team that specialises in Australian equities. Learn more about our specialist team.
We consider ESG risks to be factors that may place business value at risk. Companies at risk are identified using both external providers and our own internally driven research, which is based on a systematic and extensive company meeting program.
In 2020, one group of companies has done particularly well – the popular digital technology companies focused on e-commerce, delivery and entertainment, to name a few industries. In emerging markets, they dominate the Chinese market; but they can also be found in Korea, Southeast Asia, Eastern Eu...
While 2020 was a year of surprises, the latest earnings season demonstrated that the fundamentals behind our investment strategy remain as true as ever. The strong performance of the Australian Equities Growth portfolio is a result of staying true to the way we think about stock selection and val...
Andrew Greenup and George Thornely explore the performance of the Global Listed Infrastructure Securities asset class and look ahead to the main themes expected to impact this asset class over the years ahead.
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First Sentier Investors is the new name for Colonial First State Global Asset Management. We bring together independent teams of active, specialist investors sharing a common commitment to responsible investment principles. Curious to know more?
Learn how our multi asset fund managers tailor multi asset funds to deliver a return of 4.5%pa above inflation over rolling five year periods before fees and taxes.
In a year characterised by volatility, Dushko Bajic, Head of Australian Equities Growth, explores why high quality, high growth companies are attractive over the long term, and shares examples of stocks running their own race.
Discover innovative, mispriced stocks away from the bank and resources-heavy top 20. Our Australian Equities Growth team shares its insights and their discovery process.
Learn more about the benefits of long term equity investment conducted by our specialist equity trading team with a 14 year track record.
Find out more about how our team achieves capital growth by investing in stocks, small cap stocks and companies with an aim to minimise downside risk.
From growing companies to up-and-coming names, our range of active, research-driven approaches to the Australian share market aim to deliver above market returns over the long term
Livewire interviews Dawn Kanelleas and Michael Joukhador from our small companies team about their views on Australia's technology sector, the 'WAAAX stocks', and their high conviction investment positions.
Discover how our equity managers with one of Australia's longest track records provide capital and income growth by investing in the Australian share market.
FSSA Investment Managers is an independent investment management team within First Sentier Investors. View their range of Asia Pacific equity strategies here.
Find out how our seven fixed income investment specialists can help diversity your portfolio and and deliver a higher yield than bank deposits alone.
Separately Managed Accounts can create less administration compared to direct equities and managed funds, freeing advisers’ time to focus on clients and growing their practices.
The ongoing global outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has seen an extensive sell off permeate financial markets as investors grapple with concerns around how the drastic government and central bank responses to the outbreak will augur for global economic growth. The dramatic sell of...
Leading global investment manager, Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFSGAM) today announced the completion of its sale from Commonwealth Bank of Australia to Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
Despite the extraordinary events since its launch in June 2007 – including the Global Financial Crisis, volatile commodity prices, and political upheaval in many parts of the world – the strategy has delivered strong, consistent returns through a focus on valuation, quality and active management.
Facing our largest deficit since 1945, the question is how has the Federal Government set Australia’s course for the next decade. While the focus of the budget stimulus is aimed at mitigating some of the economic risks, our debt is forecast to climb to 44% of GDP by 2024 – a level inconsistent wi...
According to Fed chairman, Jerome Powell, “Inflation is low and stable”, but given that “growth is running at a healthy clip…and wages are up” the Fed is clearly anticipating rising inflation and is tightening monetary policy accordingly. So, how should equity investors respond to higher inflation?
As asset allocators, we look at where there are attractive opportunities. Here our Multi-Asset Solutions team share their outlook for their broad investment universe and where to find the best risk-adjusted returns.
Deputy Head of Global Listed Infrastructure, Andrew Greenup, tells Livewire the most compelling reasons for investors to consider listed infrastructure as part of their portfolios, some common misconceptions, and shares a high conviction stock pick; the world's largest renewables owner. 
In volatile times, diversification is more important than ever – across – but also within asset classes. Deputy Head of Australian Equities Growth, David Wilson, looks at how to diversify an Australian share exposure.
As we head into 2020, we should re-examine the role that bonds play in an investment portfolio. Head of Australian Fixed Income, Stephen Cooper, shares three ways that bonds can add value in a diversified portfolio of assets, and the scope for capital appreciation.
In our last NAA review published in December 2019, we discussed the impacts on global markets caused by escalating geopolitical tensions. Since then, the US and China agreed upon a Phase One trade deal and the UK general election placed Boris Johnson in power, allowing the UK to officially leave ...
Our Multi-Asset Solutions team look at geopolitical tensions, populism, the fundamentals and how this impacts portfolio positioning across growth and defensive assets as we enter 2020.
In this update, we provide an overview of how our Global Credit team are responding to market volatility stemming from the coronavirus outbreak. We also outline some of the key drivers of performance in the CFS Wholesale Global Credit Income Fund during the recent sell-off in corporate bond markets.
We consider ESG risks to be factors that may place business value at risk. Companies at risk are identified using both external providers and our own internally driven research, which is based on a systematic and extensive company meeting program.
Value investors have seen their portfolios soar, while growth stocks have languished. In this paper we look at some of the drivers behind recent market moves, including the effect of rising interest rates, earnings disappointments and the subsequent de-rating of growth stocks.
Podcast: Evaluating stocks to own now and later
Rudi Minbatiwala, Head of Equity Income, draws some lessons in equity income investing from George Costanza and reflects on why investors should aim for more than high dividend yield when selecting stocks.
The portfolio managers are supported by a large group of equity analysts with a proven track record of fundamental bottom-up stock research.
Disruption. It's a word that we hear a lot of these days, but how many companies can claim to be truly innovative in their industry? Essentially what we're investing in is structural growth, focussing on innovations that benefit consumers, whether it be through a new, more innovative product, or ...
More data has been created in past 2 years than in the entire previous history of the human race. Technologies like apps, are underpinned and supported by data centres, which present a compelling investment opportunity for equities investors.