MLC Inflation Plus

The MLC Inflation Plus portfolios are actively-managed portfolios that aim to deliver returns above inflation over a particular time frame, whatever the ups and downs of the market. This gives investors more certainty they’ll get the returns they need to help achieve their financial goals.

MLC’s investment experts also aim to deliver a smoother path of returns than the market and limit the risk of big losses that can set investors back.

The MLC Inflation Plus portfolios give choice, expertise and access for investors to plan their future with more confidence.

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Aiming for a particular return can help investors plan their future with more confidence.

This is why we developed the MLC Inflation Plus portfolios. These portfolios don't rely just on the performance of financial markets to deliver returns. Instead, they're actively managed to aim for the above-inflation returns investors need.

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Latest Videos


9 Aug 2019

Monthly economic update with MLC, July 2019

09 Aug 2019 - MLC Senior Economist Bob Cunneen speaks to MLC Portfolio Manager Myooran Mahalingam about the first rate cut in a decade from the US Federal Reserve, as well as the continuing trade tensions between the US and China and the resulting impacts on global markets.

12 Jul 2019

2018/19 FY in review with MLC

12 Jul 2019 - MLC Portfolio Specialist John Owen provides a comprehensive review of financial markets, some of the major themes and how the MLC multi-asset portfolios are positioned.

10 Jul 2019

Monthly economic update with MLC, June 2019

10 Jul 2019 - MLC Senior Economist Bob Cunneen speaks to MLC Portfolio Specialist Sinead Rafferty about share market strength in June, spurred on by record low interest rates and an easing in trade tensions.

21 Jun 2019

MLC's approach to fixed income

21 Jun 2019 - MLC Portfolio Manager Nicholas Hofmeyr speaks to MLC Research Manager Rebecca Collins about the record low interest rate environment and why active management in fixed income portfolios is important.

20 Jun 2019

MLC talks trade tension and market opportunity

20 Jun 2019 - MLC Portfolio Manager Dr Ben McCaw talks to MLC Research Manager Rebecca Collins about US-China trade tensions, the upcoming G20 meeting, North Korea and implications for Australia.

22 May 2019

Portfolio management with derivatives

22 May 2019 - MLC Head of Derivatives, Cliff Bayne, speaks to MLC Research Manager, Rebecca Collins, about the design, implementation and oversight of risk mitigation strategies across MLC funds using a range of exchange traded and OTC derivative products.

20 May 2019

Adding value with derivatives

20 May 2019 - MLC Derivatives Manager, Clinton Guelfi, speaks to MLC Research Manager, Rebecca Collins, about reshaping a portfolio’s risk-return profile using derivatives and how correlations between different assets allow for a range of strategies to be implemented that add value at little to no cost.

8 May 2019

Monthly economic update with MLC, April 2019

08 May 2019 - MLC Senior Economist Bob Cunneen speaks to NAB Asset Management Portfolio Specialist Sinead Rafferty about continued strength in equity markets, Australian dollar weakness and continuing trade tensions between the US and China.

16 Apr 2019

March quarter 2019 markets update with MLC

16 Apr 2019 - MLC Chief Investment Officer, Jonathan Armitage speaks with Rebecca Collins, Research Manager, MLC about a strong quarter in which markets rose following an easing in trade tensions and bonds yields.

8 Apr 2019

Monthly economic update with MLC, March 2019

08 Apr 2019 - MLC Senior Economist Bob Cunneen speaks to NAB Asset Management Portfolio Specialist Sinead Rafferty about global share market strength, the impact of record low interest rates on the local market and a potential red flag for economic growth.

8 Mar 2019

Monthly economic update with MLC, February 2019

08 Mar 2019 - MLC Senior Economist Bob Cunneen speaks to NAB Asset Management Portfolio Specialist Sinead Rafferty about global share market strength, Australian dollar weakness and the outlook for local interest rates.

5 Mar 2019

Managing currency volatility

05 Mar 2019 - MLC Portfolio Manager, Dr Ben McCaw discusses the AUD-USD moves immediately following news reporting of the decision by China to slow the importation of Australian coal into China's Northern port of Dalian.

24 Jan 2019

Equity markets and bond markets tackle volatility

24 Jan 2019 - MLC Chief Investment Officer, Jonathan Armitage speaks with Rebecca Collins, Research Manager, MLC, about future earnings growth in equity markets, a potential slow down in GDP and the trade war between the US and China.

23 Jan 2019

A challenging investment environment in 2019

23 Jan 2019 - Sinead Rafferty, Portfolio Specialist, NAB Asset Management speaks with Dr Susan Gosling, Head of Investments, MLC, about a challenging investment environment for 2019.

22 Jan 2019

2018 calendar year in review

21 Jan 2019 - John Owen, Portfolio Specialist, MLC, talks about the conditions in the global economy, how Australia performed in 2018 and how investors fared last year.

18 Jan 2019

Monthly economic update with MLC, January 2019

18 Jan 2019 - MLC Senior Economist Bob Cunneen speaks to NAB Asset Management Portfolio Specialist Sinead Rafferty about global share market weakness, the bond market rally and the resilience of the Australian share market.

20 Dec 2018

Manager selection, growth vs value investment styles

20 Dec 2018 - MLC Portfolio Manager Myooran Mahalingam talks with MLC Head of Risk, Simon Elimelakh about the two broad investment sytles and how selecting managers from both styles ensures a smoother outcome for investors.

13 Nov 2018

Monthly economic update with MLC, November 2018

13 Nov 2018 - MLC Senior Economist Bob Cunneen speaks to NAB Asset Management Portfolio Specialist Sinead Rafferty about the volatility in global markets during October, what contributed to falls and the recently concluded US midterm elections.

2 Nov 2018

MLC discusses asset allocation

02 Nov 2018 - MLC Portfolio Manager, Dr Ben McCaw discusses asset allocation considerations in the MLC Inflation Plus Portfolios given the current lack of diversification bonds are providing to equities.

1 Nov 2018

MLC on the sell off in equities

01 Nov 2018 - MLC Chief Investment Officer, Jonathan Armitage talks to MLC Research Manager Rebecca Collins about the sell off in equities during October and the benefit of using a mix of different investment styles within asset classes.

9 Oct 2018

Monthly economic update with MLC, October 2018

09 Oct 2018 - MLC Senior Economist Bob Cunneen speaks to NAB Asset Management Portfolio Specialist Sinead Rafferty about global markets, the oil price rally, Trump's China tariffs and the lift in bond yields.

14 Aug 2018

Monthly economic update with MLC, August 2018

14 Aug 2018 - MLC Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses the Reserve Bank's decision to put rates on hold and the latest market moves with NAB Asset Management Portfolio Specialist Sinead Rafferty.

16 Jul 2018

2017/18 FY in review with MLC

16 Jul 2018 - With the close of the financial year, it’s time to review what’s happened in investment markets. MLC’s portfolio specialist John Owen provided this comprehensive review.

12 Jul 2018

Monthly economic update with MLC, July 2018

12 Jul 2018 - MLC’s Senior Economist Bob Cunneen and Portfolio Specialist, Sinead Rafferty discuss the latest market movements across the world, concerns over the trade wars between the US and China, and the impact that the current process of escalation and retaliation will have on the global economy.

14 Jun 2018

Adjusting portfolios to manage for risk

14 Jun 2018 - MLC's Head of Investments Dr Susan Gosling outlines how the MLC Inflation Plus portfolios adjust the asset mix to manage for risk as assets become cheap or expensive.

15 May 2018

Monthly economic update with MLC, May 2018

15 May 2018 - MLC Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses latest market moves and economic outlook with NAB Asset Management Portfolio Specialist Sinead Rafferty.

1 May 2018

Adding an alternative beta strategy for diversification

01 May 2018 - MLC Head of Alternative Strategies, Gareth Abley talks about the Alternative Beta strategy and how, when well executed, it can deliver returns of roughly cash plus three to cash plus five per cent, net of all fees, with a very low correlation to equities and bonds.

12 Mar 2018

Monthly economic update with MLC, March 2018

12 Mar 2018 - MLC Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses latest economic measures and market moves with Head of Investment Communications, NAB Asset Management, Jason Hazell.

22 Feb 2018

International Value Advisers on lowering volatility

22 Feb 2018 - MLC Portfolio Manager Myooran Mahalingam talks with International Value Advisers’ Chief Investment Officer Charles de Vaulx about IVA's absolute focus on value and preparedness to hold cash and gold when asset prices are elevated.

20 Feb 2018

Resetting expectations for long-term rates

20 Feb 2018 - MLC Senior Portfolio Manager, Dr Ben McCaw, speaks to Cassandra Crowe, Research Manager, about the recent market volatility brought on by expectations of rising long-term rates and the MLC low correlation strategies.

24 Jan 2018

MLC’s CIO gives 2018 outlook

24 Jan 2018 - MLC’s Chief Investment Officer, Jonathan Armitage, talks investor challenges ahead and what the future holds for 2018.

26 Sep 2013

MLC launches Inflation Plus portfolios

01 Oct 2013 - MLC Head of Investments Susan Gosling speaks to the Finance News Network about MLC’s new Inflation Plus portfolios and why inflation is a key risk investors ought to consider.


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