Allister Hoffenberg


It’s a matter of style: Understanding growth and value investing

May 2016
Any time there is market sell off like we saw in the first quarter of 2016, you might hear value investors getting really excited. Like trends, investment styles come in and out of favour—and when market prices are lower, value investors are eager to ‘buy low’ and capitalise on quality stocks at relatively cheap prices. But what do the terms ‘value’ or ‘growth’ really mean?

Keeping afloat – Part 2: Practical tools for investing when interest rates rise

December 2015
What are some practical ways to invest in bonds when key global interest rates are set to rise from historically low levels? In Part 1 of this blog series, I explained why investing in shorter duration, higher quality credit makes sense, given the US Federal Reserve’s expected series of interest rate hikes. This follow-up post will address how investors can do that effectively using Russell Investments’ exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Keeping afloat – Part 1: Three keys for bond investing when interest rates rise

December 2015
Advisers and investors have been asking: how do I invest in bonds when key global interest rates are set to rise from historically low levels? Whilst the question has been around for a while, the US Federal Reserve’s expected interest rate hikes—after nearly a decade of no increases—have made the question timely. In this article, I’ll outline three keys for bond investors aiming to stay afloat.
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