Nick Ryder

Nick Ryder

Investment Strategist

“Nick is JBWere’s Investment Strategist and is responsible for recommending and implementing investment strategies for clients of JBWere.”

Nick is JBWere's Investment Strategist and is responsible for recommending and implementing investment strategies for clients of JBWere.

He has over 20 years' experience in investment banking and investment management.

Since joining NAB in 2005, Nick has worked in a variety of investment roles which have included managing the bank's proprietary structured equity and distressed investment programs as well as its investments in boutique fund managers.

Nick was previously Head of Citigroup’s alternative investment businesses in Australia which included hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate and structured credit funds. He has also served as Vice President of Investment Banking at Salomon Smith Barney and as a Director and Portfolio Manager of two specialist hedge fund managers: Coastal Capital and Austral Capital.

Nick is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Commerce with first class honours from the University of Melbourne.


2017 saw all 45 OECD countries and the major emerging economies in synchronised growth for the first time in 10 years. JBWere examines the impact ‘synchronised growth’ has on markets and what’s in store for investors in 2018.

Impact investing (sometimes also referred to as mission-related investing) is an investment strategy where an investor proactively makes investments that can generate both financial returns, as well as intentional social or environmental returns for the community.

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Forward exchange contracts (“FECs”), which are usually between a bank and a customer, enable the exchange of one currency into another at a future date and a pre-agreed exchange rate.

In early September equity markets sold off after a US Federal Reserve official suggested interest rates could be increased at the September Fed meeting. Markets recovered later in the month when interest rates went unchanged.

August saw another rise in global equity prices despite increased talk from US Federal Reserve officials that suggest they are looking to raise US interest rates in either September or December.

The “X factors” that had been dominating negative market views – bad debts in the Italian and Chinese banking system, terrorism, political issues and the rise of anti-globalisation – have given way to a “fear of missing out” rally.

We review July conditions and recommend overweight exposure in cash and alternative assets, with underweight positions in fixed interest, property and Australian equities, while keeping neutral exposure to international equities.

It was a difficult month for equities with an initial sell off in early June, following the release of weak jobs growth figures in the United States and another decline later in the month following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

Brexit is a significant shift in the geopolitical landscape, with associated uncertainty. Investors will need compensation for this with lower share prices. We believe a 15% global equity sell-off over the next 6-8 weeks is a reasonable base case.

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In most of the major economies the outlook remains fragile, as a result of political uncertainty and disappointing earnings results. However recovery in equity prices has continued into April, primarily to the bounce in commodity prices and supportive central banks.

We all want to understand and profit from the latest trends, particularly when it comes to investment opportunities and strategies – but is it worthwhile jumping on the bandwagon? Here we explore the upsides and downsides of investing for or against market trends.

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