Background & Experience
Joe is an Authorised Financial Adviser, the Discretionary Investment Management Service (DIMS) Manager, and Chairman of the Investment Committee for the company. Joe was formerly the Head of Investment Solutions at Grosvenor Financial Services Group. Prior to that, he spent eight years developing the investment offering for Goldridge Wealth Management. Before migrating to NZ, Joe spent almost a decade working for one of the world’s largest and most respected hedge funds, Moore Capital Management, both in London and New York as an analyst and fixed income trader.
In the past, we have written how volatility can be a friend to the long-term investor, by providing the opportunity to add to investments when prices are lower. October has provided an interesting test to this point, with global share markets finishing October down 6.5% on average (albeit only partly offsetting a 16% rise over the previous 12 months).
Investment portfolios had a rather subdued month in September, capping off a very strong quarter driven by solid returns during the months of July and August. In fact, the US share market produced its best local currency quarterly return since 2013, with the S&P 500 up 7.2% for the September quarter.