Fears of GFC-style complacency

Original article by Richard Gluyas, Michael Bennet, Annabel Hepworth
The Australian – Page: 20 : 23-Sep-14

An Australian fund manager has raised concerns about the state of financial markets. Dion Hershan, of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, said that markets are becoming similar to markets in 2006 before the global financial crisis. He said that credit spreads are tight, companies are using financial engineering and many have high growth and valuation expectations. Hershan said that rising global interest rates and declining commodity prices have made investors worried about a correction

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GOLDMAN SACHS ASSET MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, STANDARD AND POOR’S ASX 200 INDEX, RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, UBS HOLDINGS PTY LTD, GROUP OF TWENTY (G-20), AUSTRALIAN BANKERS’ ASSOCIATION

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