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Lachlan Maddock


Lachlan is editor of Investor Strategy News and has extensive experience covering institutional investment.

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ARK Invest’s Cathie Wood on markets and the ‘wonder’ of innovation

After a punishing innings for her flagship ETF, ARK Invest founder Cathie Wood thinks investors need to stop living in the 70s. This time next year the Fed will be “running in the opposite direction” and deflation will dominate the market, she says.

Lachlan Maddock | 28th Jun 2023 | More
As equities get back to fundamentals, active management – at the right price – gains appeal

The recent re-embrace of active equity management by Australia’s sovereign wealth fund may herald a shift in the active-versus-passive debate, industry leaders said, as market volatility prompts greater dispersion and allows active management – at the right price – to prove its worth.

Lachlan Maddock | 24th May 2023 | More
Oaktree Capital’s Marks frets banks, real estate after SVB collapse

The meltdown of Silicon Valley Bank is “an early step” towards a more rational market environment, according to Howard Marks, but new problems might arise from bank exposure to commercial real estate.

Lachlan Maddock | 26th Apr 2023 | More
Why Paris-aligned benchmarks go ‘way too far’

The Paris-aligned benchmarks that an increasing number of global investors now subscribe to disincentivise activities that might actually help the energy transition, according to index provider Scientific Beta.

Lachlan Maddock | 21st Apr 2023 | More
Different benchmarks, different challenges for the new YFYS

The changes to the Your Future Your Super performance test are an improvement, according to Willis Towers Watson. But the application of the test to trustee-directed products is probably more of a negative than a positive, and some benchmarks remain inflexible.

Lachlan Maddock | 12th Apr 2023 | More
  • Why the Fed won’t blink (and private equity might break)

    Investors holding out for a monetary policy hero will have to keep holding out. And as regulators put out spot fires in the global banking system, they’ll need to reckon with the new behemoths they’ve made.

    Lachlan Maddock | 31st Mar 2023 | More
    Why we’re ‘thundering towards the cliff’ of systemic risk

    Systemic risk is difficult for investors to grasp because it’s no big deal – until it is. And unless investors adopt a “vastly different” mindset about pricing, it’s going to get a lot worse.

    Lachlan Maddock | 22nd Mar 2023 | More
    ‘I cannot recall a more dangerous period than today’: Markets get a brand new Minsky Moment

    As a forty-year long bull run fuelled by cheap money screams to a stop, markets are at an inflection point. This time really could be different.

    Lachlan Maddock | 19th Oct 2022 | More
    ‘We’re unashamedly in the business of scale’: AustralianSuper grows up – and sticks to its knitting

    Overseas, Australia’s biggest super fund is a small fish in a massive pond. To achieve the scale it wants it will have to dive deeper into the private markets, meeting stiff competition from its North American peers along the way.

    Lachlan Maddock | 23rd Aug 2022 | More
    Magellan embraces uncertainty and plays the confidence game

    A new CEO should help convince investors that Magellan can be turned around. But proving they need Magellan, not an index, will be harder.

    Lachlan Maddock | 19th Aug 2022 | More
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