How dividends can help solve the retirement income conundrum

Your home or office, Australia

Don and Peter will discuss: The long term performance of ASX dividends compared to cash and other ‘safe’ assets, where to from here for dividends (the impacts of COVID-19 and good, the bad and ugly for ASX dividends in 2020) including stock-specific examples . As well as avoiding dividend traps and Franking credits and why it’s important for investors, particularly retirees, to manage portfolios on an after-tax basis.

Guest Presenters

  • Dr Don Hamson

    Managing Director, Plato
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    Don has over 25 years investment management experience and founded Plato Investment Management Limited in 2006. Prior, Don was Head of Active Equities, Asia Pacific at State Street Global Advisors and held various positions at Westpac Investment Management, including Chief Investment Officer. He has a PhD in Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours from UQ, and a University Medal.

  • Dr Peter Gardiner

    Senior Portfolio Manager, Plato
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    Peter is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Plato and manages the Plato Australian Shares Income Fund. Peter received 1st Class Honours and a PhD from The University of New South Wales where his thesis topic was behaviour of Australian active investment managers. He has previous worked at Macquarie Bank, Mercer and ING.