Platinum Asset Management shares saw a 12% increase following the announcement of its half-year earnings, indicating board approval of a revitalization program.

Positive Market Response

Trading at 1.16 Australian dollars (75 U.S. cents) on Friday, the Australian fund manager's shares experienced a boost after reaching a high of A$1.19 earlier in the day.

Strong Financial Performance

Platinum revealed a 5% decrease in net profit to A$35.6 million for the six months ending in December, outperforming the Visible Alpha consensus of A$34.1 million as suggested by Citi.

Leadership Transition

With the appointment of new CEO Jeff Peters, Platinum is poised for a new strategic direction through the implementation of a comprehensive turnaround strategy.

Strategic Initiatives

The turnaround program involves a thorough assessment of the company's investment platform, encompassing a restructuring of investment research functions, portfolio construction, and risk management processes.

Continuity in Investment Philosophy

Despite the strategic overhaul, Platinum emphasized that its core investment philosophy remains unchanged.

Mixed Analyst Reactions

While analysts viewed the turnaround plan positively, some highlighted the need for further details and specific targets to gauge its effectiveness.

Year-to-Date Performance

Platinum's shares have recorded a 13% decline since the beginning of the year.

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