The Royal Commission embarrassed ASIC with stinging criticism. Here’s some overdue actions they should take.
Australian government bonds are very unlikely to reproduce the great returns of 2018. Here’s some low risk alternatives with a much better return outlook.
APRA has recommended Australian banks hold more tier 2 capital. This submission covers key measures aimed at reducing the risk of banks needing bailouts.
Have governments and regulators acted to lessen the likelihood and severity of a potential downturn in Australia across the banking/financial system, monetary policy, fiscal policy, taxation policy and competition policy?
Here’s my top 20 articles from the last 5 years; a mixture of credit commentary and policy pieces. The market ructions of 2018 have made my articles on Deutsche Bank, emerging market debt, cryptocurrencies, aggressive asset valuations and US high yield debt look pretty good.
Bite size updates on the Australian Business Securitisation Fund, securitisation downgrade risks, TLAC and Deutsche Bank
Recent articles arguing against austerity lack logic and economic analysis. This article demonstrates why austerity is the better long term prescription.
There’s a great deal of confusion over cash, enhanced cash & investment grade funds. Let’s clarify the purpose & underlying securities of each type of fund.
Many are calling for increased income support for society’s poorest. A jobs guarantee could be beneficial for unemployed, employers, taxpayers and society.
The events overtaking Argentina and Turkey in recent months are textbook cases of an emerging market crisis. This article reviews the build-up, the break-down, the responses and who else is at risk.
How is it possible that a “bear” can position their portfolios for the likelihood of a credit downturn and continue to outperform?
This article details twelve global debt sectors where there’s lax credit standards and increasing risk levels, pointing to global credit being late cycle with limited upside left beyond carry.