Investment Trends

  • 15 years of lessons learnt

    John McIlroy (Crystal Wealth Partners), Martin Crabb (Shaw and Partners) and Martin Morris (Praemium) share some lessons learnt from using managed accounts as part of their advice process over the last 15 years

  • 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.

  • 2021 Portfolio Management Conference Session Videos

  • 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.

  • Building a managed accounts program

    Angela Ashton (Evergreen Consultants), Justin McLaughlin (ClearView), Martin Crabb (Shaw and Partners) and Paul Saliba (AMP) discuss the challenges of building managed account programs for larger advice businesses. The magic figure to operate a profitable and efficient managed accounts program within a large advice business is...

  • Building portfolios using alternatives: The researcher’s view

    Alternatives' is a catchall for a huge range of investment opportunities designed to improve returns or reduce risk in portfolios. Daniel Stojanovski (Centrepoint Alliance) talks to three research house experts - Deanne Baker (Lonsec), Steven Tang CFA (Zenith Investment Partners) and Tim Murphy CFA (Morningstar) - about their views on using alternatives in portfolios


  • China and the impact on regional equities

    In a wide ranging discussion on Asian equities at the 2022 IMAP Portfolio Management Conference, Dr Joseph Lai (Ox Capital Management), Rizi Mohanty (FSSA Investment Managers), and Dr Isaac Poole CIMA® (Oreana Financial Services) share their thoughts on Asia emerging markets, with a particular focus on China


  • Disruption: friend or foe?

    Does artificial intelligence and machine learning really work in portfolio management? IMAP Specialist Webinar features Dr James Yang (Coolabah Capital Investments), Dr David Allen (Plato Investment Management), David Wanis (Longwave Capital), Dr Jerome Lander (WealthLander) and Rob Da Silva ( SQM research) on ‘Investing in Disruption’.


  • Diversification is key to RAM’s success - Fixed Interest Catergory

    In an impressive display of portfolio management, Real Asset Management has taken out the Australian Fixed Interest category in the 2021 IMAP Managed Accounts Awards for an unprecedented four consecutive years.


  • 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.

  • Focused businesses deliver outperformance - International Equities Catergory

    With a view on focused businesses to drive portfolio diversity and outperformance, Franklin Templeton has taken out the 2021 IMAP Managed Accounts Award for International Equities.


  • 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.

  • Global equities: Identifying the opportunities

    Speaking at the 2022 IMAP Portfolio Management Conference, Francyne Mu CFA (Franklin Templeton) provides her views on the current global environment, and how macro and geopolitical issues will affect Franklin Templeton’s approach to identifying investment opportunities


  • Globalisation poised to change industry

    IMAP Chair Toby Potter and Peter Worn - Joint Managing Director at Finura Group - provide their key insights from the IMAP InvestTech 2021 virtual conference, including the likely themes that are expected to play out in the industry from 2022 and beyond.


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