Our updates, free in your inbox:

or click here to talk to us about securing a better financial future

  1. Ecosave wins four EPC contracts

    The good news is that energy efficiency company Ecosave announced it has won four new EPC contracts worth $16 million. The not so good news is that as a consequence of bidding for those contracts, the company will miss its … Continue reading

  2. Crown Barangaroo’s Echo Entertainment

    Crown’s proposal to build a $1.5 billion VIP casino and hotel at the Barangaroo development will proceed to stage 3. Echo Entertainment’s two proposals will not. The recommendation by the Steering Committee, led by former Future Fund chairman David Murray, … Continue reading

  3. Ecosave makes a move

    Energy efficiency experts Ecosave have announced the acquisition of US-based provider of building management systems, DVL Automation (DVLA) for A$4.5 million. The earnings accretive acquisition will be funded by a roughly equal mixture of cash and shares with the executive … Continue reading

  4. Don’t Panic, Mr Mannering!

    Our call to investors last week of “don’t panic Mr Mannering” has, tongue in cheek, been taken up Chinese monetary authorities. But all is well. Mr Rudd is heading north, as PM designate (he hopes), to reassure the Chinese that … Continue reading

  5. Cheer up!

    You know things are going a bit haywire when Rafael Nadal loses in the first round of Wimbledon and Lleyton Hewitt wins – c’mon! And let’s not mention the Ashes or the Wallabies for now. But before you throw your … Continue reading

  6. Spreading the news

    The separation of News Corporation into ‘new News’ and 21st Century Fox should shed more light on the breadth and depth of the content in both companies. Part of the rationale behind the separation was the perception, mostly by US … Continue reading

  7. Fortescue Metals – Slow train

    Just a few days out from the end of the financial year, Fortescue Metals Group updated the market on its production, costs, financials and that all important asset sale process. Here are the bullet points: Anticipating full year iron ore … Continue reading

  8. Tale of the Tapering

    The US Federal Reserve has signalled the beginning of the end of monetary policy easing as the US economy improves. But markets reacted as if things were getting worse – stocks went down and interest rates went up. The Fed … Continue reading

  9. New Brooms and Feather Dusters

    Although it is by no means the only important factor, corporate leadership can make or break shareholder wealth with the decisions it makes. There have been important changes to the management of several of Australia’s biggest companies in the last … Continue reading

  10. Yield sequel

    We are buyers, once again, of Australia’s big four banks. The Federal Reserve’s ‘tapering’ comment on monetary policy stimulus has been the catalyst to unwind the strength of the Australian dollar and the yield chase that lit up the first … Continue reading