Investment Trends

  • 2017 Investment Webinars

  • 2020 IMAP Award for Aust Equity Small Cap category

    Consistency is the key as for the third consecutive year, Macquarie Investment Management has taken out the IMAP Award in the Australian Equities Small Cap category for its Australian Equities Small Companies SMA Strategy.

  • 2020 IMAP Award for Fixed Interest category

    Fundamentals pay off at Real Asset Management who have won the IMAP Award for a third consecutive year in the Australian Fixed Interest category. Thi ssuccess speaks highly to the quality of processes, people and performance track record at Real Asset Management.

  • 2020 IMAP Award for Innovation category - Building smart client solutions

    Milliman’s SmartShield Series  - a set of managed account portfolios with built-in risk management protection - has taken out the Innovation category at the 2020 IMAP Managed Account Awards.

  • 5 key areas for overseas investing

    Speaking at a recent IMAP webinar on ‘Considerations for licensees in international investing’, Nathan Lim Morgan Stanley's Head of Wealth Management Research Australia, reveals the 5 key areas that investors need to be aware of when investing in overseas markets.

  • Blackmore Capital takes out the 2020 IMAP Award for Australian Equities.

    The judges were impressed with Blackmore Capital’s intensive approach to investing, with the Australian Equity portfolio manager taking out the 2020 IMAP Award for Australian Equities.

  • ESG can be challenging for clients

    Despite a growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing by investors, designing client portfolios that sustainably satisfy the criteria for ethical and responsible investing can be challenging.

  • Experience counts at Infinity - the Multi Asset Category Winners of IMAP Awards 2020

    Infinity Asset Management has taken out the Multi Asset category at the 2020 IMAP Managed Account Awards. By his own admission, winning the IMAP Managed Account Award for the Multi Asset category is a “big deal” for Infinity Asset Management, says its Chief Investment Officer, Piers Bolger.

  • Franklin Templeton's Global Growth portfolio wins the 2020 IMAP Award for International Equities

    Franklin Templeton wins the 2020 IMAP Award for International Equitiesfor their Global Growth portfolio. "It’s about doing the little things right and being consistent with what it does" that has seen Franklin Templeton take out the International Equities category.

  • Future uncertainty: What are clients asking?

    As the nation battles on with the COVID-19 pandemic, what are clients asking their advisers? Speaking at the IMAP Adviser Roadshow, Steve Aldridge AFP® and Vincent O’Neill AFP® share their insights on what clients are telling them and how their businesses are responding.

  • Hard times won’t last forever

    Vincent Holland of Plutosoft explains how, an advisory firm can succeed both now and beyond the COVID-19 crisis.

  • IMAP Announces 2020 Managed Account Awards Finalists

    The Institute of Managed Account Professionals (IMAP) has announced the finalists of the 2020 IMAP Managed Account Awards. covering categories for Innovation, LIcensee (for MDA programs developed integrated into the advice process, and both single sector asset classes and multi asset class programs delivered as either MDA portfolios of platform based SMAs...

  • IMAP Awards 2020 recognise excellence in managed accounts

    With over 70 entries across seven categories in the 2020 IMAP Managed Account Awards, judges praised the overall quality of the finalists, with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Australia taking out the coveted award for Licensee Managed Account and Milliman winning the highly contested Innovation category

  • Inaugural Digital Wealth Report by Investment Trends

    Michael Blomfield CEO Investment Trends

    A key finding of the inaugural Digital Wealth Report released by Investment Trends is that banking relationships are being redefined.

  • Investing in China: Friend or foe?

    Speaking at a recent IMAP webinar on international equities, Lachlan Hughes CFA (Swell Asset Management), Mark Arnold (Hyperion Asset Management), Tom King (Nanuk Asset Management), Francyne Mu CFA (Franklin Templeton) and Monik Kotecha (Insync Funds Management) provided their views on the opportunities and threats of investing in China.

  • Investors are being lulled into a false sense of security

    Michael Karagianis, senior consultant at JANA, says that investors should batten down the hatches and prepare for further volatility during the COVID-19 recovery.

  • Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Australia secures the coveted 2020 IMAP Award for Licensee Managed Account category

    Providing an investment solution that is fit-for-purpose for its clients has landed Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Australia the coveted 2020 IMAP Award of Licensee Managed Account category

  • No retirement for investments

     Kris Walesby - ETF Securities

    Managing a retirement portfolio for income and growth can be tricky in a low return market, especially if you are reliant on that income. Kris Walesby believes a diversified approach to investing will assist with both growth and income.

  • The State of the MDA Market

    David Wright, CEO Zenith Research and Toby Potter, Chair IMAP discuss the state of the managed accounts market, as the industry rides out the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The value of managed accounts

    Managed accounts are quickly emerging as one of the key delivery vehicles for advice. Brett Sanders, CEO of Philo Capital Advisers, and Zac Leman, BT Head of Managed Accounts, discussed some of the key issues facing the uptake of managed accounts by advisers

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