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Andrew Clifford

Andrew co-founded Platinum in 1994 as the Deputy Chief Investment Officer, having worked alongside Kerr Neilson for several years at Bankers Trust and perfecting the craft of uncovering the overlooked gems in the stock market.

Since taking over the role of Chief Investment Officer in 2013, Andrew has spent considerable time and effort on improving the organisational structure of the gradually-expanding investment team to make the execution of the investment process more seamless and efficient.

Andrew took over the role of Chief Executive Office of the Platinum Group from Kerr in July 2018.

Platinum Investment Management (Platinum) is an Australian-based fund manager which specialises in investing in international equities. The group currently manages around AU$26 billion and around 10 per cent of this is from investors in New Zealand, Europe, America and Asia. Platinum’s investment methodology is applied with the aim of achieving absolute returns for investors which is the group’s central endeavour.

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Understand your missed opportunities

Andrew Clifford

Safe bets aren't safe when you consider what could have been. There's no point keeping your head in the sand when it comes to understanding opportunity cost.

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How to find the information that matters

Andrew Clifford

We've gone from struggling to find information to being bombarded with too much information. How do you filter the flood so you only find the information that matters?

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Active managers must earn their fee

Andrew Clifford

You pay more for active investment management, but are you sure you're getting your money's worth?

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What is the reality of electric cars?

Andrew Clifford

Are electric vehicles the future? Are the coal and gas industries in their sunset stage? More importantly, where is the investment opportunity? These questions and more are answered in this exclusive interview with incoming CEO of Platinum Asset Management, Andrew Clifford.

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