Going beyond

We combine profound business intelligence with investment expertise that adds real value to the decisions made by Australia’s financial professionals; always with the prosperity of investors in mind.

Beyond the data, beyond mere numbers, Lonsec has played its role in the dynamic wealth creation sector for over 20 years, offering precise insights that trigger action and investment strategies that drive others forward.

We do this by making the complex clear and by connecting people to the best tools, technology and investment information possible.

Latest initiatives

Lonsec Investment Solutions

Lonsec Investment Solutions draws on the extensive analysis and portfolio expertise of Lonsec Research to provide financial advisers with sophisticated model portfolio solutions for better investment outcomes. Unlock the power of Lonsec’s portfolio insights across a range of listed and unlisted investments, including efficient implementation and rigorous governance processes. Read More

iRate offers new approach to Equity Research

Lonsec has launched an innovative Equities Research offering, available through the iRate research platform, which will provide advisers with targeted investment insights and direct access to research analysts. Research is conducted by Lonsec’s equities and model portfolio team, providing retail focused research across the ASX 200 index. Please call Client Services for more information on (03) 9623 6300.

Lonsec Radio

How are multi-asset managers adapting to lower growth, and what has been driving the recent expansion in multi-asset products? Join Deanne Baker, Senior Analyst and sector lead, as she discusses some of the key issues arising from Lonsec’s Multi-Asset Sector Review.
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Batten Down the Hatches: March QO and II released

As long as the downturn continues in China the risk of a more serious downturn in the Australian economy remains. To date, however, the Australian economy has managed to avoid a significant slowing largely due to lower interest rates and the strength in the housing and related sectors. There continues to be some value in the Australian equity market, but the largest sectors on the ASX are still facing strong headwinds.Read more

If it isn't broken, don't fix it... Right?

Not necessarily; it depends on your definition of ‘broken’…The system governing financial product advice for Australians has been subjected to a lengthy and bruising Global Financial Crisis (GFC) post mortem. Government legislated ‘against’ financial planners, the Senate hauled ASIC in for questioning, ASIC reviewed research houses, and financial planners targeted financial product issuers and research houses to take on more responsibility for consumer outcomes.

So surely seven years of reviews, recommendations and legislative changes has led to substantial improvements? In some areas yes, but generally no. Dissatisfaction with the status quo remains high and it’s hard to argue that consumers are now more widely or better advised, more financially literate or better protected, when it comes to using financial products. The system may not be broken, but it still needs fixing…and the answer lies in industry ‘stepping up’ to embrace co-regulation…

Watch Lonsec Fiscal Holdings CEO, Amanda Gillespie, and Lonsec Research’s General Manager of Strategy & Development, Richard Everingham, discuss overall conclusions and next steps within our video series, It’s Time to Co-regulate the Financial Product Advice Chain. In this episode Amanda and Richard discuss what it will take to move from ideas to action in order to create a co-regulatory structure that will drive better investment outcomes for consumers.

The video is available for viewing here

Lonsec Monthly Market Update

A five minute monthly market update covering global and domestic economic outlook, a market wrap and the key risks to look out for.

Presented by Bill Keenan, General Manager of Direct Equities Research.

The full presentation is available to Lonsec research subscribers in the Quicklinks panel. To enquire about subscribing, please call Lonsec Client Services on (03) 9623 6300.

Spotlight on ETFs

Sector Reviews wrap up a year of incisive analysis, opinion and insight. Participating fund managers’ capabilities are assessed. Their particular strengths and weaknesses are identified, and we interpret how these relate to their ability to add value to their investment products. Sector themes and trends are highlighted. Products within the peer group are compared. Throughout the year our analysts tirelessly dig deep, interrogate and understand. Their findings are in our Sector Reviews, adding real value to our subscribers’ advice.

Following the release of Lonsec’s April ETF Journal, Michael Elsworth, General Manager of Specialised Research, delves into the latest ETF developments, looking at the major players, new product innovations, and the different ways in which ETF managers are dealing with volatility.

Recent Activity

The Next Wave of ETF Investing

by Lonsec Research
May 19th 2016

With the advantages of ETFs now firmly planted in the minds of investors, Australia’s ETF sector is entering the next phase of development. Competition between funds and the variety of product offerings available reflect a market that is already highly dynamic. But the biggest developments may yet lie ahead.

Industry Showcased as Never Before on Channel 9

by Lonsec
May 6th 2016

The Philosophy Series, the third season of evolution media group’s financial advice TV show, The No More Practice Investment Series, is to be screened on the Nine Network Australia, as an education initiative for consumers to understand how to grow their wealth.

Multi-Asset Investing and the Low Growth Enigma

by Lonsec Research
May 3rd 2016

As firms and households adjust their spending path in line with lower growth expectations, it seems investors are still aiming high when it comes to returns. How multi-asset managers respond to this demand, while also dealing with the broader challenge of higher volatility and market uncertainty, will be critical to fund success.