Marcus Damen

Melbourne

Director/Senior Advisor - Investment Advisory Services

Investment Advisory Services

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Professional Background

Marcus is a Director and Senior Advisor in the Investment Advisory practice of Pitcher Partners Melbourne. He began with the firm in 2002 as a graduate in the Superannuation division and in that time gained a strong understanding
of superannuation, and in particular, self-managed superannuation funds.

In December 2004 Marcus moved to the Investment Advisory team and is now responsible for providing investment advisory, investment management and portfolio administration services to institutional clients, private clients,
family groups and personal superannuation funds.

Industry Experience

  • Investment and Funds Management

Memberships & Qualifications

  • Certified Financial PlannerTM (Financial Planning Association)
  • Diploma of Financial Planning (Financial Planning Association)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) (Deakin University)

Articles Published

Investment Week in Review - 15 May 2017

15th May 2017

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review .. Australia * Retail sales slipped 0.1% in March, falling well short of expectations of a 0.3% month-on-month increase. ...

Investment Week in Review - 8 May 2017

8th May 2017

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review .. Australia * As widely expected, the RBA kept the cash rate unchanged at 1.50%.  Remarks in the accompanying statement...

Investment Week in Review - 24 April 2017

24th April 2017

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review * The first round of the French election saw Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen go through to the second round in an appare...

Investment Week in Review - 3 April 2017

3rd April 2017

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review .. US * Consumer confidence rose in March and the index now stands at 125.6, up from 116.1 in February. This is the highe...

Investment Week in Review - 14 March 2017

14th March 2017

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review .. Australia * The RBA held the cash rate unchanged at 1.5% for the sixth straight meeting, as broadly expected. * Austr...

Investment Week in Review - 27 February 2017

28th February 2017

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review .. Australia * Total capital expenditure (capex) fell 2.1% over the December quarter of 2016, although a key element that...

Investment Week in Review - 6 February 2017

6th February 2017

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review .. US * The Federal Reserve ruled unanimously to keep its benchmark policy rate in a range of 0.5% to 0.75%. * US employ...

Investment Week in Review - 16 January 2017

24th January 2017

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review .. Australia * Retail sales growth, the primary gauge of consumer spending in Australia, rose 0.2% in November 2016, whic...

Investments Week in Review - 9 January 2017

10th January 2017

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review .. US * Non-farm payrolls data showed a gain of 156,000 jobs in December and a slight increase in the unemployment rate t...

Investment Week In Review - 5 December 2016

5th December 2016

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review * Italy voted ‘No’ to a referendum which was aimed at enhancing the efficiency of the government and reducing the size...

Investment Week In Review - 14 November 2016

14th November 2016

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review * Donald Trump rode a wave of populist resentment to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of th...

Investment Week In Review - 24 October 2016

24th October 2016

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review * Australia's unemployment rate edged down to 5.6% (from 5.7%) despite the loss of 9,800 jobs, as the participation rate f...

Investment Week In Review - 10 October 2016

10th October 2016

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review * The Reserve Bank of Australia decided to leave the Cash Rate unchanged at 1.5% on Tuesday, citing slow global economic g...

Investment Week In Review - 26 September 2016

26th September 2016

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review * The US Federal Reserve maintained the Federal Funds Rate at less than 0.50%. * In its Monetary Policy Statement, the Ba...

Investment Week In Review - 5 September 2016

5th September 2016

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review * The US added 151,000 jobs in August, below economists’ forecasts for 180,000 and a marked slowdown after two bumper mo...

Investment Week In Review - 15 August 2016

15th August 2016

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review * Oil prices and oil-linked currencies strengthened over the week following comments from Saudi Arabia’s energy minister...

Investment Week In Review - 25 July 2016

1st August 2016

Marcus Damen

.... News In Review * Malcolm Turnbull was announced as our Prime Minister, with the Coalition claiming 76 seats and Labor 68 seats in the Hou...

Investment Week In Review - 4 July 2016

4th July 2016

Marcus Damen

.... News In Review * The Federal Election went down to the wire with a result still unknown and significant ground lost by the Coalition gove...

Investment Week In Review - 20 June 2016

20th June 2016

Marcus Damen

.... News In Review * Campaigning around Brexit came to a standstill with the murder of British Labour MP Jo Cox, an advocate for Britain to r...

Investment Week In Review - 30 May 2016

30th May 2016

Marcus Damen

.... News In Review * The US manufacturing PMI* for May slipped 0.3pts to a new cyclical low of 50.5 in May, the lowest level seen since Septe...

Investment Week In Review - 2 May 2016

2nd May 2016

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review * Consumer prices unexpectedly fell 0.2% during the March quarter (markets have been expecting an increase of 0.2%). This ...

Investment Week In Review - 26 April 2016

26th April 2016

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review * The minutes of the RBA's April Board meeting noted that while "continued low inflation would provide scope to ease monet...

Investment Week In Review - 11 April 2016

12th April 2016

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review * The largest data leak in history of 11.5 million files from the database of the world’s fourth largest offshore legal ...

Week In Review - 4 April 2016

4th April 2016

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review * US non-farm payrolls increased by 215,000 in March, providing a positive sign for the world’s largest economy amid fea...

Investment Week in Review - 22 February 2016

22nd February 2016

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review * Australia’s unemployment rate climbed to 6.0% in January as full-time employment slumped by the most since 2013, refle...

Investment Week in Review - 1 February 2016

1st February 2016

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review * The Bank of Japan adopted a negative interest rate policy on Friday while maintaining its record asset purchase plan.  ...

Investment Week in Review - 11 January 2016

11th January 2016

Marcus Damen

.... News in Review * The Caixin-Markit (previously HSBC) manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index unexpectedly dropped to 48.2 in December fro...


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