Press & News
WaveStone's Catherine Allfrey on the day the GFC arrived in Australia
12 Sep 2018, AFR
Ten years on from the Global Financial Crisis, Catherine Allfrey reflects on WaveStone's experience at the time and how markets compare today.
ASX's troubled large caps must consider shrinking their empires
29 Jun 2018, AFR
Underperforming large cap stocks need to be willing to consider shrinking their empires if they have run out of growth and ideas, top fund managers have urged.
Big banks back on top stock pickers' radars
14 Jun 2018, AFR
The AFR's Jonathan Shapiro recaps key issues discussed by the Australian equities panel - featuring WaveStone's Catherine Allfrey - at this year's Livewire Live event.
Top fund managers advocate for more women in industry
8 Mar 2018, AFR
WaveStone's Catherine Allfrey joins Australia's leading female fund managers to discuss the gender imbalance in the industry, and encourage young women to pursue careers in investment management.
Featured Profile: Enter the Hall of Famer
20 Feb 2018, Financial Standard
From work experience at a stockbroking firm to the Australian Fund Manager Hall of Fame, Catherine Allfrey discusses the most influence factors shaping her career.
Radio interview: First female Australian Fund Manager inducted into the Hall of Fame
6 Nov 2017, 2GB
Ross Greenwood speaks to Catherine Allfrey from WaveStone Capital, who has become the first female to be inducted into the Australian Fund Manager’s Hall of Fame.
Catherine Allfrey inducted into Australian Fund Managers Hall of Fame
20 Oct 2017, Australian Fund Manager Foundation
WaveStone's Principal and Portfolio Manager Catherine Allfrey was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the 2017 Australian Fund Manager Awards.
Catherine Allfrey named 2017 Investment Manager of the Year
22 Sep 2017, Women in Finance Awards
Catherine Allfrey, Principal and Portfolio Manager at WaveStone Capital was named the inaugural winner of the Investment Manager of the Year award at the 2017 Women In Finance awards
The best and worst of reporting season
4 Sep 2017, Livewire
In this video with Livewire, Catherine Allfrey shares her thoughts on the August 2017 company reporting season.
Risk appetite starts and ends in the boardroom
9 Mar 2017, AFR
At the AFR Business Summit, WaveStone principal Catherine Allfrey discussed what she looks for in a company's capital allocation.
WaveStone Capital named finalist in fund manager of the year awards
21 Mar 2016, Money Management
The WaveStone Capital team have been named finalists in the Money Management 2016 Fund Manager of the Year Awards in the Australian Equities (Broadcap category).
WaveStone policy: burn the shoe leather
4 Jan 2016, The Australian
The WaveStone Capital team outline what it takes to be a leading fund manager from asking the tough questions through to pounding the pavement, as well as their outlook for 2016.
WaveStone wins first institutional mandate
7 Jul 2015, InvestorDaily
The long-only mandate marks a "significant endorsement" for the WaveStone Capital long-only investment strategy, said the boutique fund manager in a statement.
Press Release - WaveStone Capital announces Mercer as first institutional manager
6 Jul 2015,
Boutique Australian equities investment manager WaveStone Capital today announced it has won its first institutional mandate with global investment leader Mercer.
Capital is king for WaveStone Capital's Raaz Bhuyan
29 Jun 2015, AFR
When the Reserve Bank of Australia bemoans the low appetite for business investment within the economy, few fund managers would understand the central bank's obsession with capital decisions better than Raaz Bhuyan.
WaveStone expands investment universe
16 Apr 2015, The Insto Report
Challenger-backed Australian equity manager WaveStone Capital has expanded its investment universe after a review of its WaveStone Wholesale Australian Share Fund.
Look at Medibank like a professional fundie
24 Nov 2014, AFR
The sale of Medibank has put privatisations firmly back in focus but for retail investors and the first time investor it might be worthwhile to look at the company the way a professional fund manager does when trading begins on Tuesday. Wavestone Capital principal Raaz Bhuyan provides a professional's point of view on the float.
Raaz Bhuyan among familiar faces at WaveStone Capital
3 Nov 2014, The Australian
When equities specialist Raaz Bhuyan starts work today as a new principal and portfolio manager at WaveStone Capital, he will be reunited with the team that blazed all before them almost a decade ago as the key members of Colonial First State’s Australian equities team.
Press Release - Appointment of Raaz Bhuyan
3 Nov 2014,
WaveStone Capital is pleased to appoint experienced equities specialist Raaz Bhuyan as Principal and Portfolio Manager.
Catherine Allfrey named finalist in Women In Financial Services Awards 2014
31 Oct 2014, Money Management
WaveStone Principal Catherine Allfrey named finalist in the Women In Financial Services Awards 2014, and commended for her work both in investment management and in the wider community.
Where are all the women fund managers?
14 Jul 2014, AFR
A 2009 survey by French fund association AFG found that equity funds managed by women had produced more consistent results than those managed by males over a one, three and five-year period.
Markets in a sweet spot for now
1 Jul 2014, AFR
What is set to be the most important macro-economic theme driving the direction of the ASX in the months ahead?
WaveStone launches local long-only equity fund
15 Apr 2014, Financial Standard
WaveStone Capital has launched a new long-only Australian equity fund which is designed to capture increasing demand for quality and growth-styled portfolios.
Banks Urged to Maintain Capital Buffer as Stock Runs Hot
28 Sep 2013, AFR
Regulators are warning banks to be cautious with dividend policies bearing in mind the continued need for higher capital levels and still uncertain economic conditions.
RBA Warns on SMSF Property Borrowing
25 Sep 2013, AFR
Fresh warnings about property purchases by self-managed super funds have been shrugged off by investors in bank stocks which have defied suggestions of a housing bubble with rising share prices.
Mum's the Word, Stocks Will Surprise
14 Sep 2013, AFR
There are equities that just keep on giving, thanks to an inefficiency in the market where share prices underreact to positive information.
Carlton clears the road for Transurban
1 Aug 2013, The Australian
"There is an appetite for secure earnings streams in volatile times," says Wavestone Capital principal Ian Harding, a Transurban shareholder. Note: Only subscribers to The Australian Premium Content will have access to this article.
Industry First, Company Second for Sharp Stock Picking
22 Jul 2013, AFR
When it comes to stock picking, back to basics is best. WaveStone Capital director Catherine Allfrey is fascinated that many bank analysts didn’t thump the table last year urging investors to buy bank stocks before they rose up to 40 per cent.
New News Corp Starts Trading at $15 Per Share
18 Jun 2013, The Australian
WaveStone Capital co-founder Ian Harding said the combined News group was worth more today than yesterday, based on early trade.
Kerry Stokes trades David Leckie for an Oilman Don Voelte
27 Jun 2012, The Australian
THE David Leckie era is over after one of the nation's most gifted and controversial television executives was yesterday replaced by a petroleum executive with no media experience.
Ian Harding Takes the Short Road
8 Oct 2011, The Australian
Harding estimates a Cobb & Co coach has delivered an annual compound investment return of about 9 per cent in the past 150 years. Now he is hoping his boutique funds management business can do the same.
Expert Tips: Best Stocks for Year Ahead
1 Jul 2011, AFR
Fund managers report back from the coal face on the coming financial year, assessing positive and negative risks, the outlook for M&A, dividends, our battered industrial stocks and the impact of political issues such as carbon tax and the minority government in Canberra.
Chances of Better Returns Looking Up
1 Jul 2011, The Australian
Four respected fund managers—Wavestone’s Ian Harding, Paul Taylor at Fidelity, BT’s Crispin Murray and Matt Williams from Perpetual—give Teresa Ooi their verdict on the past year, and some tips for the next.
Fund Managers See Hopeful Signs of a Better Year Ahead
4 Jan 2011, AFR
The relative strength of the domestic economy wasn't enough to keep Australian shares in the black for 2010 but in 2011 reasonable valuation and growing optimism about the recovery in the US are helping underpin fund managers' optimism.
Bullish on Large-Cap Miners
19 Nov 2010, CNBC
Rio Tinto is one of Ian Harding's top stock picks. The director of Wavestone Capital tells CNBC's Oriel Morrison why he is bullish on Australia's large-cap miners.
Thodey Goes Undercover to Discover the Real Telstra
12 Nov 2010, The Australian
"He is honest, open and passionate in believing in Telstra," says Wavestone Capital fund manager Catherine Alfrey, who has been a long-term investor in Telstra at Wavestone and before that at Colonial First State.