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

Quarterly Outlook and Investment Insight

Volatility on the Rise

The December issues of Investment Insight and Quarterly Outlook have been released.
The September and October period is traditionally the most volatile period for financial markets. This year seems to be no different with major movements experienced in debt, equity, commodity and currency markets beginning in September 2014 and continuing into October 2014. Read more

Lonsec Awards 2014

In conjunction with the SuperRatings Awards, Lonsec will be presenting their 2014 Awards on the night of the 12th Annual SuperRatings Fund of the Year Awards Dinner. This black tie event is held at the IVY Ballroom Sydney on Tuesday 14 October and is a glamorous conclusion to the 2014 Day of Confrontation conference brought to you by Lonsec and SuperRatings.
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DOC – What About Me?

Lonsec joins Super Ratings to bring DOC (Day of Confrontation) to Australia’s finance market. This year DOC moves to Sydney to be held at the Ivy, October 14th however our commitment to inspiring, confronting and informing financial professionals continues. This year’s conference theme is focused on those that the wealth creation industry serves, the end investor, highlighted through the title “What About Me?”. Click here to register your place

The Advice Chain

Lonsec has hosted its inaugural roundtable event in Sydney, bringing together thought leaders from across the industry to discuss and debate the key issues of regulation, professionalism and education. Following FOFA’s recent announcement by Senator Cormann and preceding the expected announcement this week by the Senate Estimates Committee into ASIC, the roundtable came at a critical juncture for future of financial advice. 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, GM 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.

Emerging Markets Sector Review

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.

In our latest video on the Emerging Markets Sector Review, Steven Sweeney touches on the major observations including ‘top down’ portfolio positioning impacting on fund performance, changes to the index and some standout products generating interest.

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.

Recent Activity

Lonsec Recognises Outstanding Performers

by Em Brown
October 15th 2014

2014 Lonsec Awards Revealed

Volatility on the Rise

by Em Brown
October 15th 2014

The December issues of II and QO have been released.

And we're live!

by Em Brown
October 9th 2014

Financial planners can now buy and sell mFund units for end clients through the Lonsec Stockbroking team.