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Kerr Neilson

Kerr Neilson has over 40 years' of experience in financial markets, both in Australia and overseas. Upon migrating to Australia from his native South Africa, he joined Bankers Trust where he made important contributions to the development of that company's highly successful retail funds management division. In 1994 he left the group and established Platinum Asset Management where he was chief investment officer until 2013. Currently he is the group’s chief executive, portfolio manager for the global mandates and is the principal shareholder.

You can access the Platinum International Fund in the following ways:

Directly via Platinum
On the ASX (PIXX)

Platinum Asset Management

Platinum Investment Management (Platinum) is an Australian-based fund manager which specialises in investing in international equities. The group currently manages around AU$27 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.

Lessons from this expert

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Going the distance: Why you need to invest for the long term

Kerr Neilson

In this week’s masterclass, Kerr Neilson of Platinum Asset Management schools Blair on the importance of investing for the long-term and why it’s important to filter out ‘noise’ and emotion to stick to your investment goals. Share this masterclass with your clients so they can also Learn from the Money Masters.

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Lesson types: Think like an investor

Investing in facts over feelings

Kerr Neilson

We live in a golden age of knowledge where we have access to a mind-blowing amount of information with the touch of a button. But does this help or hinder us when making investment decisions? Platinum Asset Management discusses this data challenge and how to balance facts and feelings to uncover the real positions of companies.

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Creating something from nothing

Kerr Neilson - 23/08/2016

Whether it’s a business, an investment portfolio, or a garden, there is an art to creating something out of nothing, says Kerr Neilson, managing director and chief executive of Platinum Asset Management. Discover Kerr’s tips for following a course that’s worthwhile and producing something that will last.

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Lesson types: Think like an investor

Tips for becoming an informed investor

Kerr Neilson - 04/05/2016

I believe you need to understand what you're doing as an investor. Either in the companies you're investing in, or what your fund managers are doing on your behalf. It also pays to have patience, because although instant gratification can happen, it's very rare.

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