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26 May 2017 (AFR) – Mark Burgess says thirst for investment property is a red flag

(26 May 2017, AFR, p31, by James Frost)

‘Former Future Fund managing director Mark Burgess has said the golden years of investment returns are over and highlighted the growing possibility of a sharp downturn in the Australian housing market. Speaking at a Melbourne business breakfast on Thursday, Mr Burgess, the chairman of asset management firm Yarra Capital and the investment committee of industry fund HESTA, said bumper returns were a thing of the past. Mr Burgess said that investors needed to get comfortable with lower overall portfolio returns within a range of between 6 per cent and 8 per cent as a once-in-a-lifetime combination of powerful forces receded and eking out returns got harder.’

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