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What should we expect from the big four banks in 2020?


What should we expect from the big four banks in 2020?

In this week’s video insight Stuart reviews the banks performance in 2019. The banks have endured a turbulent few of years and 2019 was no different, generating a total return of 9.5 per cent for the calendar year, less than half that of the broader market return of 23.8 per cent. Of the major banks the Commonwealth of Australia was the best performer delivering a total return of 16.9 per cent. Looking to 2020, the outlook is improving marginally relative to 2019 but remains challenging. What should we expect?

The Montgomery Fund and Montgomery [Private]  Fund own shares in Westpac. This video was prepared 13 January with the information we have today, and our view may change. It does not constitute formal advice or professional investment advice. If you wish to trade Westpac you should seek financial advice.


Stuart is the Portfolio Manager of The Montgomery [Private] Fund. Stuart joined Montgomery in 2015 after spending 19 years in research roles with JP Morgan in Australia and in New York. Stuart was appointed Executive Director at JP Morgan in 2005 and for 8 years was Deputy Head of Research. Prior to this he worked as an analyst in the Australian Equities team at Bankers Trust Asset Management for 3 years. Stuart is a CFA® charterholder.

This post was contributed by a representative of Montgomery Investment Management Pty Limited (AFSL No. 354564). The principal purpose of this post is to provide factual information and not provide financial product advice. Additionally, the information provided is not intended to provide any recommendation or opinion about any financial product. Any commentary and statements of opinion however may contain general advice only that is prepared without taking into account your personal objectives, financial circumstances or needs. Because of this, before acting on any of the information provided, you should always consider its appropriateness in light of your personal objectives, financial circumstances and needs and should consider seeking independent advice from a financial advisor if necessary before making any decisions. This post specifically excludes personal advice.

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