Ausbil brings together four global strategies

4 September 2019

Ausbil Investment Management has announced that it has brought together four global strategies which include infrastructure, global small caps, natural resources and global fixed income.

The move would offer its investors better options to diversify their portfolios and provide with an edge in global equity markets.

As clients’ needs and the market itself expanded to include greater allocations to global equities, Ausbil said it drew together global opportunities that benefit specifically from Ausbil’s top-down, bottom-up investment process, focused on earnings and earnings revisions as the key driver of stock prices.

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“Clients are looking for opportunities to diversify their portfolios, globally,” Ausbil’s chief executive, Ross Youngman, said.

“We are well positioned to do this from Australia given our relationship with New York Life and affiliates MacKay Shields and Candriam.

“We have brought together four global strategies that are designed to provide an edge in each of their markets, infrastructure, global small caps, natural resources and global fixed income.”

As far as global listed infrastructure was concerned, Ausbil said that in contrast to a broader market, it defined essential infrastructure as a tight subset of core infrastructure, specifically just the assets that are regulated and contracted essential infrastructure for society.

In global small caps, the firm said it focused on the edge that came from identifying unrecognised growth.

 “The beauty and potential in small-cap investing is the pool of opportunities, and the potential to catch the next Google or Facebook ahead of the global investment community,” Tobias Bucks, co-portfolio manager of global small caps, said.

An edge in natural resources cam through an absolute return approach, and in the deployment of long and short strategies to invest through the cycle, expanding both the opportunity set and ability to manage risk, Ausbil said.

“In fixed income, we see a crucial edge as being the ability to invest in an unconstrained manner,” Neil Moriarty, senior managing director and senior portfolio manager at MacKay Shields, said.

“A long cycle of global monetary easing and a multi- decade bull run in bonds means that a nimble, unconstrained approach can make the most of fixed income markets.”

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