managed discretionary account

  • 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.


  • Boutique management within Australian equities

    What are the advantages of using boutique managers when running an Australian equities portfolio in a managed accounts structure? Callum Burns (ICE Investors), Kyle Lidbury (Perpetual Private), and Marcus Bogdan (Blackmore Capital) explain their approach to constructing portfolios with an Australian equities exposure.

  • Boutique management within global equities

    Three Australian-based global equities boutique managers - Hugh MacNally (Private Portfolio Managers), Monik Kotecha (Insync Funds Management), and Stephen Arnold (Aoris Investment Management) - discuss the advantages of a boutique and their approach to portfolio construction when using a managed accounts structure.

  • 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 the benefits of real assets for retail investors - IMAP Independent Thought

    How necessary are real assets and private equity as a component of portfolios for retail investors, and how can they access these assets? This was one of the questions considered by Dale Holmes (Spire Capital), Robert Talevski (Activus Investment Advisors), and Tom Schubert (Drummond Capital Partners)


  • 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.


  • Global Infrastructure: Building for the future

    Mega themes – such as decarbonisation, digitalisation and transport mobility – all require heavy investment into new and existing infrastructure. Justin Lannen (Maple-Brown Abbott) discusses which investments are poised to benefit from these trends


  • Has inflation peaked? - IMAP Independent Thought

    Inflation underpins every asset class. But have we seen the peak of inflation? Jay Sivapalan (Janus Henderson), Hugh Dive (Atlas Funds Management), Kieran Rooney (Evergreen Consultants), and Chamath De Silva (BetaShares) discuss the implications of inflation on portfolio construction and asset allocation.t.


  • Have we seen the end of globalisation? - IMAP Independent Thought

    A war in Ukraine, rising tensions over China, and political events worldwide have caused a sharp jump in risk levels for financial markets. Jonathon Costello (Western Asset), Chris Carrodus (Evidentia), David Berthon-Jones (Aequitas), Matthew Swieconek (Findex), and Brett Sanders (Philo Capital Advisers) discuss these rising risks when constructing portfolios.


  • How to deal with increasingly volatile markets - IMAP Independent Thought

    When talking about risk, it’s generally referred to in relation to volatility and the potential for capital loss. Raf Choudhury (abrdn), William Higgins (DFS Portfolio Solutions), Glen Foster (Atrium), and Victor Huang (Milliman) discuss their approach to risk and how they deal with portfolio construction in an increasingly volatile environment.


  • 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.

  • Improving client relationships with philanthropy - From IMAP Independent Thought

    Caitriona Fay - Managing Partner, Community & Social Investment explains Perpetual Private’s approach to improving client relations with philanthropy and explains the 3 primary philanthropic structures that can be used in Australia


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