MONEY MASTERS

Platinum: Asia Fund

Kerr Neilson. co-founder & managing director Platinum Asset Management

Australian investors tend to have a strong home investment bias which can leave them vulnerable to market fluctuations and can cause them to miss out on global investment opportunities. The Platinum Asia Fund aims to address this by offering Australian investors with more international exposure. In this Money Masters course, Kerr Neilson explains why the Platinum Asia Fund chooses not to track a benchmark and the ideal time-frame individuals should consider investing in the fund for.

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What you'll learn /

The Platinum Asia Fund masterclass with Kerr Neilson will give you insights into:

 

How the fund can provide Australian investors with more international exposure
Why the Platinum Asia Fund chooses not to track a benchmark
The ideal time-frame individuals should consider investing in the fund for
The two most common types of investment biases and how the fund addresses these

About the expert /

Kerr Neilson /

co-founder & managing director Platinum Asset Management


Kerr Neilson is the co-founder, managing director and majority shareholder of Platinum Asset Management. Neilson adopts a contrarian approach to investment, keeping away from overhyped stocks and instead valuing those which are often viewed as unpopular. He has forty years of investment experience including 19 years as Platinum’s chief investment officer, and is also the co-manager of Platinum’s flagship international fund.

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Outline of the course /

Snapshot

Kerr Neilson is the co-founder, managing director and majority shareholder of Platinum Asset Management. Neilson adopts a contrarian approach to investment, keeping away from overhyped stocks and instead valuing those which are often viewed as unpopular. He has forty years of investment experience including 19 years as Platinum’s chief investment officer, and is also the co-manager of Platinum’s flagship international fund.

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01.
OVERVIEW

Fund philosophy

Understanding investor biases and behaviours provides a key point of difference for the Platinum Asia Fund.

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02.

Competitive advantage

The Platinum Asia Fund applies a long-term approach to investing in Asian stocks.

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03.

Fund objectives

The Platinum Asia Fund offers a point of diversification for Australian investors and provides them with the opportunity to diversify by assets, businesses and currencies throughout Asia.

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04.

The team

A Sydney-based team with global reach allows Platinum to look across different economies and sectors to select the best stocks.

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05.
STRUCTURE AND OBJECTIVES

Unique aspects of the fund

The Platinum Asia Fund has a completely different distribution of assets compared to the index.

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06.

How we invest money

A long-term investment approach ensures Platinum does not sell out too early as markets start to dip.

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07.

Fund benchmark

The Platinum Asia Fund chooses not to follow a benchmark as the group feels it’s an artificial construct which is always looking backwards.

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08.

The ideal investor

Most Australian investors have a home market bias so should consider the Platinum Asia Fund to gain international exposure and diversification in their portfolios.

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BEST SUITED FOR

Risks and returns

The Platinum Asia Fund has delivered strong returns since its inception in 2003.

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