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Diversity name of the asset game

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  • September 09 2019
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Diversity name of the asset game

By Reporter
September 09 2019

Despite negativity surrounding property market changes, stock market volatility and emerging markets, an investment manager has earmarked the current environment as able to provide significant returns for investors through diversity and divestment.

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Diversity name of the asset game

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Despite negativity surrounding property market changes, stock market volatility and emerging markets, an investment manager has earmarked the current environment as able to provide significant returns for investors through diversity and divestment.

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Speaking to David Stratford last week on a new episode of Nest Egg’s Meet the Manager series, Mayfair 101 managing director James Mawhinney said that despite the environment being quite challenging and uncertain, the company is seeing “a complete abundance of opportunities at the moment”.

For the managing director, “the thing that gives me great comfort and helps me sleep very well at night… is the fact that we are investing in such a diversified asset base, by virtue of the fact that we have investments in 11 countries”.

“These 11 countries aren’t all neighbouring countries in Europe, for example.”

“They are genuinely spread all over the world – everything from the United Kingdom, through to Hong Kong, through to Sri Lanka, into the United States and obviously our homeland here, Australia,” Mr Mawhinney outlined.

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Not only is geographical diversity important for an asset pool, the managing director has flagged the importance of sector diversification.

“We have everything now from property right through to fintech-related businesses,” according to Mr Mawhinney.

With businesses that have the capacity to generate a hundred times plus his company’s original investment, and others that have the capacity to only generate a smaller margin on Mr Mawhinney’s books, the director said that for Mayfair 101 and its brand Mayfair Platinum, it’s about “making sure that we’ve got an asset pool that we’re very comfortable with, with the things that are going on around the world”.

Current highlights are Brexit, the trade wars and negotiations between US and China, the Australian property market, and the overriding low interest rates in first world economies like the United Kingdom and Australia, he said.

The extremely diverse asset base “is very well positioned to sustain a lot of the potential economic challenges that we are seeing”, Mr Mawhinney said.

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