The AIA is a non-profit organisation which exists for one purpose: to help our members become more successful long-term investors.

We protect and advance the interests of Australian investors across all types of investments and asset classes.

We are Australia’s leading national, not-for-profit, independent association of investors.  We are dedicated to helping all self-directed investors achieve their goals through education, networking and advocacy.

If you are seeking education and knowledge to help you become a better investor, then we may be what you are looking for!

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One-Day Sydney Seminar -

Generating Income in a Low Interest Rate World

Over the past few years, investors have seen their return from cash and term deposits drop from 8 percent to less than 3 percent, with predictions for even lower interest rates in the future.

A question on many retirees’ minds is “Where can I invest to replace safe and reliable cash deposits as a source of income?”  How risky are the alternatives?  How will returns vary with future inflation or deflation? 

This one-day seminar will address a range of issues related to income –understanding risk, long- and short-term goals, and the role of debt securities (bonds), term deposits and cash, hybrids, real estate, shares and annuities in generating income.   See webpage for full details.

AIA Best performed managed investment report 2015

The AIA’s report on the best preformed managed investment products is now available to AIA members on the AIA website.

For the ninth consecutive year, members of the AIA Brisbane Investment Management Group (BIMG) have compiled a summary of investment returns and other data for the best performing Managed Investment Products.

Changes have been made to the scope of the report for the 2015 issue as follows:

  • Inclusion of new subsection providing information on Public Offer Superannuation Funds
  • Reinstatement of reporting on Multi-Sector Managed Funds
  • Reinstatement of the Watch List

As in previous years, performance and other key statistics are presented in tables.

Key benefits for AIA Members are that this report:

  • Provides a reference point for the performance of Managed Investment Products compared to an individually managed portfolio of selected direct equities
  • Provides a reference point for SMSF trustees to reflect on the investment performance of their self managed funds relative to that achieved by public offer superannuation funds
  • Identifies products from the top quartile of Managed Investment Products and provides information about them that is not generally available in the public domain
  • Provides key data sheets and references for individual  Managed Investment Products across a wide spectrum of asset categories
  • Provides summary information about Managed Investment Products prepared by an independent source that is not associated with any promoter

Hints for finding your way around the document

The report is attached as a pdf file which needs a pdf viewer to read it. If you do not have a pdf reader, Adobe Reader a free pdf viewer, can be downloaded from the internet.   When using Adobe Reader Hit F4 to display the Navigation Page.

We would consider making printed copies available at reasonable cost if members request this.  Please phone the office.

Bonus offer for new members

Join the Australian Investors Association and you will receive a one month free trial to the Marcus Today Stockmarket Newsletter valued at $75 and a 15 day free trial to Intelligent Investor and 3 special email reports valued at $267.  Member benefits include a range of publications; access to the members online forum; access to AIA meetings and more.  One year AIA membership is $110 or two year membership is $190 plus a $20 joining fee.

Associations deserve an unadulterated plug

If SMSF means “Screwing My Super Fund” to you, pack now... by Marcus Padley 7 June 2014

Copyright Sydney Morning Herald

Every year I attend the Australian Investor Association's Gold Coast conference. For a busy bloke who has sworn never to be ''taken for a mug'' after once being presented with a coffee cup in return for giving a presentation on a weekend, it may come as some surprise - it surprises me - that I take the time to spend four days in the company of strangers.

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“There are only a few organisations in the share market that the private investor can trust and perhaps unsurprisingly they all seem to be non-profit-making.  They include the AIA.”  This is an excerpt from Marcus Padley’s regular column featured on Saturday, 3 September 2011.

The Sharemarket Course DVD set

This 12 DVD and CD set includes approximately 13 hours of material, a CD with a workbook and activities and costs only $197 if a member of the AIA or $297 for a new member including the first year AIA subscription.  By doing this course you will learn about fundamental and technical analysis; understand and manage risk management; learn methods to control trade entry, trade management and trade exit; record keeping and more.  This is a unique learning tool produced by an independent association for investors


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