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  • Alternative Universe - John Kim (Macquarie) and Arnie Selvarajah (Bell Direct)

  • An MDA journey: Lessons learnt along the way

    Staring out with MDAs in 1997, Findex has become one of Australia’s largest providers of MDA model portfolios. Speaking at the IMAP Adviser Roadshow 2021, Kieran Canavan shares some of the insights and lessons learnt from running MDAs over the last 24 years.

  • Are we heading for a recession?

    Recession’ is a word that is increasingly gaining prominence in both news headlines and in many adviser/client conversations. Diana Mousina (AMP Capital) and David Matesic (Atrium Investment Management) recently joined together to discuss whether Australia is heading towards a recession and how portfolios should be positioned in response.


  • Asset allocation: Evolution not revolution

    The biggest contributor to portfolio outcomes is asset allocation. Richard Rauch (First Sentier Investors), Michael Karagianis (JANA Investment Advisers), Alex Cathcart (Drummond Capital Partners), Jesse Imer (Mason Stevens) and Jerome Lander (WealthLander) discuss their optimal approach to asset allocation, particularly when building portfolios in a challenging environment.


  • Beyond 2023: The next 10 years of managed accounts

    As managed accounts continue to grow rapidly, speakers at the IMAP Specialist Webinar Series on ‘Transforming advice into wealth management’ reveal their thoughts on how their businesses are preparing for the next 10 years and beyond.


  • BlackRock - Back to a volatile future - IMAP Independent Thought

    Katie Petering - Director & Head of Investment Strategyexplains the BlackRock Investment Institute’s latest views on tactical asset allocation, including the three key investment themes it expects will play out over the next six months.


  • Bonds are now an option for Portfolios - From IMAP Independent Thought

    With the global economy slowing and recessionary pressures growing, how should advisers and portfolio managers respond to their fixed income settings? Adam Bowe (PIMCO), Dr Isaac Poole (Oreana Portfolio Advisory), Lukasz de Pourbaix (Lonsec), and Michael Karagianis (JANA Investment Advisers) discuss the role of fixed income in portfolios.


  • Building a practice with HNW clients

    Vincent O’Neill (Stanford Brown) and Michael Karagianis (JANA Investment Advisers) discuss how advice firms successfully attract and support HNW clients, while individualising the advice service offering for them.


  • Fintech Investing - Andrew Bird

  • Four-step approach to technology adoption

    Choosing and implementing the right technology for a financial planning business can be challenging and often confusing. Paul Moran (Moran Partners Financial Planning) shares his four-step approach to adopting technology.


  • Getting to the Core of portfolio management

    It’s no easy feat to win the prestigious Licensee Managed Account category in the IMAP Managed Accounts Awards, but Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Australia has stepped up for a third consecutive year - a first by any licensee in this category - to take out this year’s award. Alex Ventelon and Wayne Chatterjee CFA explain Morgan Stanley’s approach to managed accounts.


  • How to obtain a copy of the FSC / IMAP Template for DDO

    IMAP and the Financial Services Council (FSC) have developed a template specifically for Managed Accounts that complies with the FSC developed industry data standards to facilitate compliance with the new Design & Distribution obligations (DDO) laws that take effect on 5th October 2021.

  • Investing in an inflationary environment

    Alex Ventelon and Wayne Chatterjee (Morgan Stanley) explain why taking a multi-asset allocation approach is better suited to generate favourable risk-adjusted returns in the current volatile and inflationary environment.


  • Navigating uncertainty with global equities - From IMAP Independent Thought

    Global equities are one of the key drivers of returns for managed account portfolios, but at a time when global indices are down around 20 per cent year-to-date, managing this part of the portfolio is particularly challenging. Andy Gardner (Fiera Atlas Global Companies), Alex Ventelon (Morgan Stanley), and Daniel Stojanovski (Centrepoint Alliance) discuss their approach to navigating uncertainty with this asset class.


  • Overcoming detours and roadblocks for successful implementation

    There are a range of potential obstacles to avoid when implementing a managed accounts structure. Brent Bevan (MLC) identifies the key obstacles and provides solutions to overcoming them.


  • Quantum computing set to revolutionise business- Dee McGrath (IBM)

  • Rethinking private markets - From IMAP Independent Thought

    While private equity can provide investors with capital gain and growth, and private debt with stability of capital and an uncorrelated source of income, private market assets don’t come without their risks. Adrian Mackenzie (Five V Capital), Andrew Lockhart (Metrics Credit Partners), Jonathan Ramsay (InvestSense), and Kyle Lidbury CFA (Perpetual Private) discuss the role of private markets in retail portfolios.


  • Setting the case for Aussie equities - From IMAP Independent Thought

    Despite a challenging and volatile investment environment, Martin Conlon (Schroders), Anthony Golowenko(MLC Asset Management), Chris Reynolds (Infinity Asset Management), and Peter Bell (Bellmont Securities) set the case for Australian equities.


  • Sustainable portfolios: A winning approach

    ESG and sustainability are two styles of investment management that continue to command the attention of investors. Leah Willis (Australian Ethical Investment) and Deanne Baker (Lonsec) discuss the rise of ESG and the role they play in client portfolios.


  • Talent and the perfect storm

    As adviser numbers shrink, attracting, training, paying and retaining financial advisers is one of the most important issues facing businesses. Alisdair Barr (Striver), Matthew Swieconek (Findex) and Jonathan Scholes (Findex) discuss how advice practices are overcoming this challenge.


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