About the Active Income Portfolio
Our philosophy at Market Matters has always been around active management, and our income portfolio stays true to label.
Combining an active approach to income producing equities, ETFs and listed Income Securities such as Hybrids, the portfolio will satisfy those looking for sustainable income with significantly less volatility than the market.
The objective is to provide a high level of regular tax-effective income with lower volatility than the underlying share market by actively managing a portfolio of high yielding equities combined with ASX listed income securities such as debt and preference securities that offer diversification benefits to both Australian equities and cash or term deposits. The portfolio may also invest in listed funds with a focus on income or capital stability.
Investors who are seeking an actively managed Australian income portfolio, are seeking lower volatility than the underlying equity market, are seeking a sustainable income stream (inclusive of franking credits) over a 5 year + time frame with the chance of some capital growth and are seeking a portfolio predominately made up of Australian equities either as a single investment solution or as part of a wider strategy depending on their particular circumstances and goals.
Investment Strategy and Approach
Market Matters uses an active investment strategy involving a combination of approaches that includes fundamental research, technical analysis and macro-economic influences. Fundamental stock analysis, with a focus on earnings stability and dividend payout policies to maximise the rate & consistency of income.
The Investment Manager uses a technical overlay in two ways – to identify potential investments for further analysis and to assist in the timing of entry and exit levels. Macroeconomic and thematic influences, including the global growth environment, cross asset analysis and the influence this has on potential money flow, industry structure and position in the investment cycle.
Minimum Investment Amount
Like all Market Matters services, our fees are upfront and all inclusive. The models are charged at a flat 1.2% per annum inclusive of GST with no hidden fee’s, no brokerage and no additional platform or administrative charges.
The Management Fee is the cost of managing your portfolio, and includes amounts paid to both the portfolio manager for making investment decisions, and amounts retained by the Administrator for performing its administration functions. The Management Fee is based on your total account balance, including the portion held in cash. The fee is calculated daily and is deducted monthly in arrears from the cash holding in your account.
The management fee is 1.2% inclusive of GST
There is no brokerage charged on transactions in the model.
Invest over $200K and you’ll receive a complimentary Market Matters membership.
Investors with an account balance over $500,000 receive discounts on their Management Fee, as per the table below.
|ACCOUNT SIZE||DISCOUNT APPLIED TO ENTIRE BALANCE|
|0 - $500,000||10%|
|$500,001 - $1,000,000||20%|
|$1,000,001 - $2,000,000||30%|
|$2,000,001 - $3,000,000||40%|
The Management Fee includes online access via the web portal and app, along with comprehensive annual reporting for tax purposes.
1. Online Application
Investing in Market Matters Portfolios has never been easier. The first step is to open an account. In most cases this will be a complete online process.
Once the account is open, transfer instructions will be provided for you to deposit funds into your account. Those funds will be deployed into the portfolio you select. You can amend this portfolio selection at any time via the Market Matters | Invest Online Portal — changing the portfolio you are invested within.
2. Track Your Investments
You have access to the Market Matters | Invest Online Portal, which lists your investments, their value and performance, along with insights from the portfolio management team. You also have access to an app, available in the app store by searching OpenWealth.
3. Adding or Withdrawing Funds
When your account it opened, payment instructions will be emailed to you for the initial deposit. You can add or withdraw funds at any time via the Market Matters | Invest Online Portal. Funds will be returned to your linked bank account once securities have been sold and funds have settled. There are no fees for depositing or withdrawing funds, no ‘spread’ charged by the fund nor any brokerage charged on the purchase or sale of securities.
4. Financial Reporting
Via the Market Matters | Invest Online Portal. Investors can generate reports at any time including; buys and sells, performance, realised capital gains and income details. Current positions and performance is also available via the app. A comprehensive, audited, annual report is provided for tax purposes.
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Each month, the portfolio team pens a monthly portfolio update that includes performance and a brief discussion of key positions. We aim to send these reports before the 10th of each month however times may vary slightly.
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The Market Matters Team
James is Market Matters’ Primary Author and major shareholder writing daily content and directing the Market Matters portfolios. He is also a Portfolio Manager at Shaw and Partners, one of Australia’s leading financial services firms with approx $20 billion of assets under advice. James brings over 15 years experience, holds a Bachelor of Management & sits on the Market Matters Investment Committee.
Peter heads up our Compliance & Operations function bringing with him 23 years of financial industry experience, including 17 years in providing professional financial advice to clients as a CFP. Peter also sits on the Market Matters Investment Committee. Peter is a shareholder of Market Matters.
As a Fellow of both the Governance Institute of Australia and Fellow and Life Member the GRC Institute, Peter is a recognised leader in the governance, risk management compliance community. Peter provides compliance services to Market Matters and also sits on the Market Matters Investment Committee.
Harrison contributes daily to the Market Matters reports and is instrumental in researching stock opportunities. He is currently a Portfolio Manager at Shaw & Partners having previously worked in the derivatives and risk team. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney. Harrison is a shareholder of Market Matters.
Shawn is a macro-economic specialist with over 30 years’ experience in investing and trading having held senior investment positions at Goldman Sachs & Macquarie Bank. Shawn heads the Market Matters research effort with a particular focus on global investment trends and their influence on domestic & international equity markets. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Chemical Engineering from Aston University.
Vanessa is National Sales Manager at Market Matters and holds a Bachelor of Economics, with a double major in Economics and Government/International Relations from the University of Sydney. She has a Diploma of Advanced Business Mandarin obtained from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China, and she holds the relevant RG-146 qualifications.
Nitish supports the operational & analytical side of Market Matters while also coordinating our marketing efforts. He has held a number of varied roles in financial services having completed a Bachelor of Applied Finance from Macquarie University. He holds the relevant RG-146 qualifications to provide general advice on Australian equities and investments.
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