The Investment Series /

Learn from the Money Masters

Blair McDonough had no idea what to do when it came to managing his family’s money. He was so afraid of the process, he did nothing. Take a peek at our series trailer and get a sense of the journey he went on in this year’s Learn from the Money Masters.

Featuring some of the biggest names in finance from Platinum, UBS, Perpetual, Nikko AM, Orbis Investments, AIA Australia and research houses Morningstar, Lonsec and Zenith as well as one of Australia’s top CFP advisers, see what the Money Masters had to say to Aussie celeb Blair McDonough about reinventing his sources of income.

Coming to Channel 9 Saturdays, 12:30pm from October 14.


The Investment Series S4:E6

In only a few short weeks, celeb investor Blair McDonough has gone from financial novice to informed investor. He’s now ready to explore different investment strategies and put his financial plan into action. In our final episode, Blair meets contrarian investor Graeme Forster of Orbis Investments who shows him there’s another way to approach investing over the long term.

Learn from the Money Masters airs Saturdays 12:30pm on Channel Nine until November 18.

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Joel Fleming, portfolio manager, UBS Asset Management

Celeb investor Blair McDonough has come a long way since starting out on his investment journey. He’s now more sophisticated and confident, and is keen to explore different ways to diversify his portfolio. This week he meets Joel Fleming of UBS Asset Management who helps him to think outside of the box when looking for the next big thing. He also gains a greater appreciation for balancing risk and gets a sense of how emerging markets could add value to his portfolio.

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Garry Laurence, Perpetual Limited & Pina Sciarrone, AIA Australia

It’s crunch time for our celebrity investor Blair McDonough who, with the help of The Money Masters, has realised just how much is at stake. Blair previously thought his financial future was in order until our adviser gave him a reality check on responsibility. This week, he learns that true value goes deeper than share price and why he needed to adjust his investment strategy as his circumstances changed. He also discovered the value of life insurance and the peace of mind it could offer him and his family for the future.

Learn from the Money Masters airs Saturdays 12:30pm on Channel Nine until November 18.

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

Relying on property as a majority investment strategy could leave many Aussies financially ruined, former Neighbours star Blair McDonough included. He initially thought property investment would be his golden ticket to financial security, but The Money Masters helped him see why he needed to diversify and consider the value of shares and international markets to reach his investment goals.


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Brad Potter, head of Australian equities, Nikko Asset Management

Investing in property is not always the silver bullet your clients think it will be. It certainly wasn’t for Aussie celeb Blair McDonough who, with the help of The Money Masters, realised he needed to broaden his investment horizons.

The Investment Series S4:E1

Most Aussies think owning a property will underpin their ability to retire. Soap star Blair McDonough did too. The Aussie celeb quickly realises with The Money Masters' help that he will need to reinvent what financial success looks like. In this first episode, financial adviser Simon Clifford helps Blair to cost out his dream and explore his income and investment options.

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The future of healthcare

In this Thought Leaders Series, Platinum Asset Management portfolio manager Bianca Ogden discusses why healthcare is becoming such an exciting sector to invest in, touching on the new technologies and distribution methods being deployed and how certain traditional elements of healthcare are being disrupted.

How Insurance helped Phil turn injury into opportunity

An accident can have devastating consequences for clients, both physically and emotionally. In this AIA Australia claimant story, we meet Phil who after suffering from a knee injury that resulted in twelve operations left him unable to work.

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How Insurance enabled Ingrid to have peace of mind during a crisis

An illness can have devastating consequences for clients. In this AIA Australia claimant story, we meet Ingrid who after receiving the devastating news that she had cancer, needed to be able to focus physically and emotionally on getting the best treatment for her recovery. Thanks to her adviser and her Crisis Recovery and Income Protection Insurance she was able to.

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How insurance prepared Pasquale for the unexpected

Pasquale had a young family, a successful pharmacy business and a commitment to good health. Then he had a heart attack. It was completely unexpected and, were it not for his crisis recovery insurance, his medical problem would have been compounded by financial ones. In this series, we look at how insurance helped him not only get back on his feet but also look at making some changes in his life.

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UBS Emerging Markets Equity Fund

The economic weight of the world is shifting. 10 years ago, emerging markets made up about 30% of the world’s GDP, now it’s almost half. UBS Asset Management’s Geoffrey Wong makes the case for emerging market opportunities for growth investors.

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The Investment Series S3:E4

Investor Jo continues her journey towards her wealth goals and takes a front row seat as elite money managers from around the globe pitch their investment philosophies.  Jo watches the Guardians, three heavyweights of the investment industry, grill the fund managers with important questions to help her make the right decisions for her future. Accompanied by her financial adviser, Jo gains an understanding of how different investment philosophies work in practice, including a disciplined approach with fixed income and investment bonds, a contrarian way of investing in global equities and a focus on commercial property investments.

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