Gerry Harvey, the billionaire chairman of retailer Harvey Norman, was recently reported by several newspapers to have made some highly negative comments about the giant online retailer Amazon. This coincides with Amazon’s upcoming local launch in Australia.

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At the time of writing, two of our managed funds are invested in Amazon. We are always interested in opposing views to an investment because it helps to identify potential risks we may have missed. However, from an investment perspective, we always rely on facts rather than general statements of opinion. With that in mind, let’s fact check some of Gerry Harvey’s statements on Amazon as reported in the press.


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About Kent Kwan

Kent Kwan is a Co-Founder of AtlasTrend, an investment platform that makes it easy for anyone to learn and invest in trends impacting our world. Kent has over 17 years experience in financial markets including as Chief Investment Officer at Arowana International Limited, and roles at JP Morgan and Macquarie.