This lecture instructs IMAC candidates on the use of returns-based multi-factor analysis to better understand the underlying drivers of a managed fund's return and risk over its life.

With Australian insolvencies at a 25-year high and corporate debt defaults rising globally, many investors are hoping that central banks will significantly reduce interest rates. But Coolabah Capital's Chris Joye thinks differently.

Private debt has grown in popularity as an alternative source of debt financing, with the asset class tripling in size since 2008. This self-paced, two-hour online short course equips you with the expertise to navigate private debt investment confidently across diverse market conditions.

This lecture instructs IMAC candidates on the characteristics and use of alternative assets in multi-asset portfolios.

We appoint active fund managers because we believe they will add value by outperforming the index, and we try to measure that value add as an indication of the manager's investment skill. But how good are the measures we use?

Gold has returned to the international monetary system. Over 50 years ago, US President Richard Nixon "closed the gold window". But now, fiat money is being challenged and the price of gold has reached all-time highs.

Three articles provide us with insights into the impact that the growth in passive management has had on the performance of active managers; the risks taken by active managers and the general efficiency of markets; and, the behaviour of markets.

Ron Bird | 1 comment | 2.00 CE

Delta Factors is a returns-based factor analysis tool that will help you create robust portfolios by deepening your understanding of the underlying factors that have truly driven a fund's investment risk and return. It is highly intuitive, visual, fast and cost effective.

In 1990, Towers Perrin started spruiking the modern-day investment mandate. I must admit the concept of making investment managers far more accountable seemed rather good. Unfortunately, it most likely left clients worse off.

With just about every equity index globally dominated by a handful of companies, indexed investors might soon discover they are overweight future failure.

Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) is the peak, international technical portfolio construction certification program designed for investment management analysts - that is, those involved in any aspect of constructing multi-asset, multi-manager portfolios.

The Investment Management Analyst Certificate (IMAC) advances investment management analyst knowledge, skill and expertise in a definitive set of competencies necessary for building and/or advising on quality multi-manager portfolios. It is both a structured post-graduate certificate course in its own right, and the Australian-based Registered Education Program for the global Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) program.

Our Markets Summit program kicks off with a video retrospective of the key events of the prior year...

While investors need to be mindful of the potential risks posed by different stress events, they should largely ignore macro and geopolitical predictions when it comes to selecting companies to invest in. The discussion covered a range of investment topics, from inflation predictions to niche equity opportunities in mid-cap and emerging markets

David Allen | 0.50 CE

Investors should explore opportunities beyond the ASX20, focusing instead on the Ex-20 index which provides exposure to Australia's future rather than its past.

Dion Hershan | 0.50 CE

Our diverse panel of experts debated the high conviction propositions they heard during Markets Summit 2024 and the portfolio construction implications.

We are in an investment environment like that of the pre-GFC period. Bonds will offer higher levels of both income and diversification, within a multi-asset portfolio.

Chris Iggo | 0.25 CE