The MP Report is the communications and media division of MP Group International.
Consisting of a premium print magazine and digital biweekly investment magazine, the overarching theme of both print and digital are that the publications are by property investors, for property investors. We apply the framework that our investment business, MP Funds Management, uses in its requirement for information and collate market information on this basis, which we distribute to our MP Report global readership.
Property impacts all of us. Regardless of wealth, profession and geography, we all need somewhere to live and work.
Housing alone is the most significant asset class in Australia, accounting for $7.5 trillion in savings. The majority of Australians hold the more substantial portion of their wealth in property, while family offices and wealthy individuals internationally typically favor property as the asset class of choice for wealth preservation and growth.
Close to 600,000 self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are now in operation, managing $696.7 billion in assets as at 30 June 2017, according to the latest statistics released by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). APRA is the prudential regulator of all super funds, except SMSFs, which are regulated by the ATO.
The average balance of an SMSF now exceeds $1.1 million. The averagefund balance now around $1.17 million ($1,167,949 on June 2017 figures), and the average account balance for an SMSF member is roughly $616,000. Based on June 2017 figures there was $696.7 billion in SMSF assets and an estimated 1.13 million SMSF members. As an aggregated dollar value, Australian superannuation savings is worth over $2.3 trillion. A significant amount of both pooled, industry managed, and SMSF capital is held in the Australian property sector.
We aim to educate and entertain our reader with an acute value-driven commercial focus on buying, living in, working in, investing in and financing property across all its sub-sectors residential, development, commercial, retail, mixed-use, industrial, childcare and retirement property assets.
We take a sophisticated understanding of each of these market sub-sectors and apply a pure commercially driven focus to distill the value-focused facts, so information is quick and easy to digest for our readers.
Lead by a team of experienced and successful professional property investors. The MP Report was founded by MP Group International in 2010. The MP Report seeks to arm the property investor with high quality and relevant information to empower the investor to make educated investment decisions.
While our reach is global, our focus is local. Australia is well and truly on the global investment map; its pedigree is as attractive as other key global markets such as New York or London and the long-term fundamentals, despite any short-term cyclical volatility are as stable, appealing and robust. In-flows of offshore high net worth, private and listed institutional capital to Australian residential, commercial, retail and industrial property exemplifies this.
While we are first and foremost an investment publication, the MP Report's lifestyle section, The Property Addict, covers exceptional homes around the world, outstanding interiors, and incredible architecture.
We like to triangulate with our peers and other investment managers; we do not just publish our investment views because one view creates a limiting and unhealthy opinion bias. We believe that it is our duty of care to our readers to be providing opinions from other investment managers and industry leaders who have a consistent track record of achieving outstanding results.
We are consistently cross-checking our market, and investment views with the intention of justifying “why are we right?” or “where could we be wrong?” and “what would happen if we were wrong?”, so that assessing our downside risk and strategy around downside is an active and frequent practice.
The MP Report is a tool that we use internally and that we offer to our readers to establish an informed and holistic micro and macro view.