The AIA is Australia’s leading non-profit organisation providing assistance to its members to make improved investment decisions in all asset classes.

The AIA represents and advocates for a group of self-directed investors who choose to make their own decisions about their investments. Many of our members certainly utilize the skills of professionals such as financial planners, accountants and lawyers to assist them, but they strive to educate themselves to be better informed about key decisions affecting their financial future.

The AIA provides members with a smorgasbord of education, ideas and strategies for investors to consider as they make financial decisions in the context of their own goals, skills, resources and risk profile. The AIA does not hold a licence to provide financial advice and does not endorse or recommend any specific strategy or financial product.

As a community of self-directed investors the AIA provides many opportunities to network with other members, many of whom have considerable experience and success in investing over many years. Our motto is: “Investors helping investors”.

Regardless of your age or your present level of wealth, if you wish to improve your investment skills, the AIA can help you with education and information to make better investment decisions.

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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 $115 or two year membership is $195 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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