Douglas Isles. Investment Specialist (Retail) Platinum Asset Management
Rising stock prices may entice investors, but Platinum Asset Management believes the price must match the opportunity. In this series, Douglas Isles, investment specialist (retail) for Platinum Asset Management, explains how the group exploits change, fear and excitement in order to secure long-term growth for clients.
This Platinum Asset Management Market Update course with Douglas Isles will give you insights into:
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Investment Specialist (Retail) Platinum Asset Management
An actuary by training, Douglas first joined Platinum in 2003 as an investment analyst, having spent some time at the Commonwealth Bank as a product actuary and, prior to that, as an investment manager at Aegon Asset Management in Edinburgh. Mathematical prowess was not Douglas’ only forte. His gift for communication and his convivial nature soon earned him the additional responsibility of handling presentations to advisers and clients.
Douglas left Platinum in 2008 to relocate to Singapore where he made a significant contribution to developing Standard Chartered Bank’s equity broking business.
Having re-joined Platinum in 2013 as an investment specialist, Douglas now dedicates himself to serving as a bridge between Platinum’s investment team and the financial advisory community.
Future Gazing: A Platinum Perspective
As a general rule, human beings do not like change and tend to fear the unknown, however where fear and change are found, there is opportunity. By watching real-world trends and themes, Platinum Asset Management attempts to exploit areas where the market will over or under-react.01.
Why Investors Need to ‘Go Global’ in 2018
Since the ‘90s, Australian investors have tended to follow the American approach of heavy domestic investment. However, a revolving door of political leaders and our small population could provide a challenge to this strong home bias. While investors are beginning to look overseas for comfortable opportunities with big brands, Douglas Isles of Platinum Asset Management believes the global stage presents the best opportunities in places where investors may be less comfortable, yet where Platinum has had decades of experience itself.02.
Expanding Investment Channels
Behavioural finance is at the centre of Platinum Asset Management. Understanding how people behave and react to market events allows Platinum to find opportunities to grow its clients’ wealth over time. This long-term growth is vital to Australians’ retirement outcomes, so by simplifying access to investment products, Platinum hopes to make investing easier for Australians of all ages.03.
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