Duncan Niven


Director of Research

Melbourne Investment Services

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Professional Background

Duncan is Director of Research at Pitcher Partners Investment Services. Prior to this, Duncan was Director of Managed Investment Research at JBWere. He began his career in accounting before transitioning into equity analysis and for the last 10 years has specialised in managed fund research and portfolio management covering all the major asset classes.

Duncan is responsible for the development and provision of comprehensive economic, market, and investment research on investment products and securities. He advises on asset allocation, portfolio construction and strategic positioning of client portfolios.

Duncan oversees a team of 4‐5 investment analysts specialising in asset classes and selected securities as well as economic and market analysis.

Memberships & Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Program (CAIA)
  • CFA Level 1
  • Diploma of Financial Markets - FINSIA

Articles Published

Investment Month in Review - May 2018

6th June 2018

Duncan Niven

Read: The retail sector - Amazon didn't invent the Internet [1] Read: Unibail Rodamco Westfield - A new empire [2] Risk assets continued to rally...

Investment Month in Review - April 2018

6th June 2018

Duncan Niven

Read: Royal Commission highlights the real value of independence [1] Read: The shape of the Watery Curve [2] Equity markets rallied back strong...

Investment Month in Review - February 2018

7th March 2018

Duncan Niven

Read: The climate for Fixed Income in 2018 [1] Read: Reporting period wrap – earnings trending higher [2] After a very robust start to the yea...

Investment Month in Review - January 2018

7th March 2018

Duncan Niven

.. Read: Not Standing Pat (QBE Review) [1] Most risk assets continued their lofty ascent into January, as a swathe of positive global economic r...

Investment Month in Review - November 2017

6th December 2017

Duncan Niven

.. Read: Investing in Europe - Airbnb vs Contiki (Active vs Passive) [1] .. Read: Small and micro capitalised companies - on the tear? [2] While ...

Investment Month in Review - October 2017

10th November 2017

Duncan Niven

.. Read: * China’s 19th National Congress: “Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” [1]  * National energy policy up...

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