MAGELLAN - In The Know

MAGELLAN - In The Know

’Magellan - In The Know’, is our monthly investment podcast, dropping on the last Tuesday of every month. Since inception in August 2020, we’ve been bringing you timely, thought-provoking insights to help you navigate today’s investment landscape. From deep dives into the latest macroeconomic and geopolitical issues, to our analysis on sectors and stocks in global markets. Join Magellan as we engage with industry experts, CEOs, and our investment team, offering deep analyses on macroeconomic trends, geopolitical issues, global markets, and more. Magellan - Experts in global investing. For more information visit: www.magellangroup.com.au and sign up to our regular investment insights programme.

Episodes

April 29, 2024 29 mins

Markets were taught a lesson in the turn-of-the-century’s dot-com bubble. Over excitement and massive investment in companies that hardly really existed, let alone made worthwhile returns, resulted in a traumatic correction. But is it happening again? With the high-profile technology companies — widely known as the ‘Magnificent Seven’ —providing huge returns in 2023, some observers fear a repeat of the tech wreck, but all is not wh...

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For more than 14 years, Magellan has invested in Mastercard — one of the world’s largest global payment networks. In this episode of Magellan In the Know, Magellan’s Portfolio Manager of Core Global and Core ESG, Elisa Di Marco, is joined by Mastercard’s Head of Investor Relations, Devin Corr, for an exploration of Mastercard’s competitive advantages and innovations in payments. Devin explains how that by embracing diverse revenue ...

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February 27, 2024 35 mins

It’s a fascinating time in the semiconductor chip market. Thanks to the proliferation of devices, and even cars, that are heavily dependent on chip availability, and geopolitical trends that may impact supply, chips are under a global spotlight. In this episode of Magellan — In the Know, Head of Global Equities and Portfolio Manager Arvid Streimann discusses the semiconductor chip ecosystem with Investment Analysts Adrian Lu and Do...

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Sound environmental, social, and governance principles (ESG) — are crucial for ongoing sustainability and risk management, as well as the growing need to meet community and environmental expectations.

In this episode of Magellan in the Know, we relook at highlights from two companies with long and proud ESG credentials. Firstly, the Global Head of Public Affairs for Nestlé, Rob Cameron, describes how Nestlé is leading its supply ch...

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In this special 15 minute episode of Magellan In The Know, Portfolio Manager Nikki Thomas is joined by Investment Analyst Wilson Nghe, providing an update on GLP-1 following our recent episode on the weight loss wonder drug. Recently returned from the US, Wilson spoke with commercial players and policy makers on how they will approach reimbursements, which could be one of the biggest drivers to accelerate demand. They also discuss ...

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In this episode of Magellan In The Know, we revisit highlights of two of the most impressive and important of our infrastructure investments: American Water Works, the largest publicly traded US water and waste water utility company, and North America’s premier energy infrastructure company, Sempra. Magellan Portfolio Manager Jowell Amores speaks with American Water’s President and CEO, Susan Hardwick, and Sempra Chairman and CEO J...

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The world is awash with news that a drug designed to treat type 2 diabetes has also been approved to help achieve weight loss. Glucagon-like peptide 1 — or GLP-1 — is considered by some as a wonder drug and a new weapon in the public health battle against obesity. But what are the wider implications for the investment world? In this episode of Magellan In The Know, Portfolio Manager Nikki Thomas is joined by three Magellan Investme...

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How should investors think about recent events in Israel, and what impact does this have on Ukraine and Taiwan? In this fascinating episode of Magellan In The Know, former Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Michael Morell talks about the potential impact on markets with Magellan Portfolio Manager and Head of Macro, Arvid Streimann. They also discuss how investment and national security professionals make decisions ...

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A country boy who studied at West Point to become a US Army helicopter pilot, Sempra chairman and CEO Jeff Martin now commands a Fortune 500 company with US$79 billion of energy infrastructure assets. By developing a hyper-aligned, high-performing culture to capitalise on some of the fastest growing economies, he has led Sempra to become North America’s premier energy infrastructure company. In this episode of Magellan in the Know,...

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It’s one of Magellan’s oldest and most dependable investments, and the extraordinarily diverse Nestlé company, with its enormous stakeholder base, has risen to the challenge of the new sustainability regime. In this episode, Magellan’s Portfolio Manager Elisa Di Marco, and Investment Analyst, Tracey Wahlberg discuss how environmental values are driving corporate culture with Rob Cameron, Nestlé’s Global Head of Public Affairs. They...

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It may be a disruptive success, but the on-demand video streaming sector has had its own challenges recently. In this episode, Magellan’s Portfolio Manager Arvid Streimann and Magellan Sector Head of Finance and Technology Ryan Joyce go behind the screens to take an in-depth look at the history and current state of streaming services, the importance of scale, Hollywood strikes, and regulation. They also reveal how one of the indust...

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It’s the American version of Bunnings, but much bigger. Lowe’s isn’t only a good business investment, it’s a good business full stop, thanks to its proud and honourable commitment to sustainability - from its supply chains to its customers. In this episode, Magellan Investment Analyst Tracey Wahlberg and Magellan’s Head of ESG Amy Krizanovic, are joined by the Lowe’s Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, Chris Cassell, to dis...

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The consumer cycle is turning, creating a challenging operating environment for retailers and a period of volatility for investors. In this episode, Hannah Dickinson, Sector Head of Franchises joins Magellan Portfolio Manager Jowell Amores to dissect the downfall of a company that was once a go-to retailer in the United States. They look at the case study of Bed Bath and Beyond, a US-based retailer that went from market juggernaut ...

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As consumers contend with the cost of living, interest rates and the fallout from a pandemic and a war, it’s time to look at how Magellan is shoring-up its consumer investments by concentrating on pricing power, inflation protection and durable competitive advantage. In this episode, Magellan’s Head of Listed Funds, Jennifer Herbert is joined by Sector Head of Franchises & Healthcare Hannah Dickinson, and investment analysts Lucina...

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Even during volatile times, one of Magellan’s portfolio holdings has generated outstanding returns, and continues to deliver. American Water Works, which is the largest publicly traded US water and wastewater utility company, has generated returns of 400 per cent over the past ten years, and continues to be one of Magellan’s most reliable assets. In this episode, Infrastructure Portfolio Manager Jowell Amores speaks with American W...

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February 28, 2023 39 mins

A globally recognised cyber communications expert and former Chief Information Officer to the US president, Suzette Kent brings a world of experience to the realm of cyber and data security. In this episode of Magellan, In the Know, Magellan Head of Macro and Portfolio Manager Arvid Streimann speaks with Suzette Kent in a broad-ranging discussion about the new cyber security landscape. Are companies concentrating enough on internal...

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January 31, 2023 31 mins

With one of the toughest of investment years - 2022 - now behind us, it’s time to look at the road ahead, its tailwinds and potential pitfalls. In this new year episode of Magellan in the Know, Head of Listed Funds Jennifer Herbert discusses the landscape in 2023 with Magellan’s Global Portfolio Managers Nikki Thomas and Arvid Streimann. With the abrupt rise in interest rates probably now behind us, and with a slowdown on the horiz...

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In this episode, Ofer Karliner, Infrastructure Portfolio Manager hosts a wide-ranging discussion with three of his colleagues about the travel sector and the associated investment opportunities. Ofer is joined by Ryan Joyce, Sector Head of Technology, Hannah Dickinson, Sector Head of Franchises, and Yathavan Suthaharan, Industrials Analyst. From airlines to accommodation, luxury retail to technology and manufacturing to aircraft ma...

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Some Asian markets fell right after Chinese President Xi Jinping cemented his position as the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao. President Xi used the Chinese Communist Party’s National Party Congress, which is held every five years, to not only break the tradition of maximum ten-year terms in office, but he also removed supporters of his more open, market-oriented predecessors from the key policy making body. John Garnaut, fo...

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It’s a time of crisis, but, as Albert Einstein once said: “in the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.” A negative supply shock in Europe has seen global energy prices soar and has forced governments to scramble for alternatives to safeguard their national security. According to Portfolio Manager David Costello and Magellan Head of Macro and Portfolio Manager Arvid Streimann, shifting attitudes are pushing the market towa...

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