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Can You Spot an Investment Before it Becomes a Trend?

If you happened upon this page, you are probably interested in investment planning and live somewhere in the Perth area. At Approved Financial Planners, we provide a full range of services such as financial planning and mortgage broking to our Perth area neighbours.

We are often asked what the “new trends” are regarding investing. While many investors like to jump on the newest trends, those who prosper the best are usually those who can spot investments before they become trends. If an investment is a trend, it often means that too many people have already “jumped in.”

Spot an Investment

Our parent company, AMP Capital, has identified what they believe will be an investment trend and a new asset class soon: global listed infrastructure.*

The Global Listed Infrastructure Team of AMP Capital is led by Tim Humphreys. Mr Humphreys holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree with Honours from the University of Sheffield. He applies his knowledge of engineering to the financial field and is known as a skilled infrastructure analyst.*

Mr Humphreys is of the belief that one of the more effective ways to maximise investment income is to find what he refers to as a “hidden gem”: a solid investment that has not become a trend yet. Global listed infrastructure is a relatively new investment category, slightly less than ten years old. Mr Humphreys feels that global listed infrastructure is positioned similarly to where Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT’s) were in the 1980’s.*

Many investors who “got in early” on REIT’s prospered greatly. Mr Humphreys feels that global listed infrastructure is a sound investment with the potential for growth similar to REIT’s.*

Call Approved Financial Planners

Global listed infrastructure might not be the best investment for everyone in the Perth market. We can’t really recommend it until you have an individual consult with one of our financial planners. To make an appointment or to learn more, call us today: 08 6462 0888.

*AMP Capital Insight Paper: May 2015. “Spotting an Investment Trend Before it Happens.”