Advance is a specialist asset management business within the Westpac Group. Our focus is on asset allocation and risk management, implemented through a multi-manager process, providing investment opportunities across a range of asset classes, including shares, property, fixed interest and cash.
With a dedicated team of skilled and experienced professionals performing an ongoing investigation into the funds, investors can spend less time worrying about market and manager fluctuations and more time enjoying the more important things in life.
Watch Felix Stephen, Head of Strategy & Research at Advance discuss Advance's risk management process.
Watch Felix Stephen, Head of Strategy & Research at Advance outline Advance's investment philosophy.
Watch Patrick Farrell, CIO / Head of Advance Asset Management, talk about the award-winning Advance investment process and the importance of managing risk effectively within our Multi-Blend Funds.
Our investment process is tried and tested, and acknowledged by our peers as best practice.
Advance is Money magazine’s Best Fund Manager for 2012 and 2013.
Advance is the 2011 Financial Review Smart Investor Fund Manager of the Year.
Advance won ‘Multi-Manager of the Year’ at the 2009 Money Management Fund Manager of the Year awards, judged by research house Lonsec.
In January 2010, Lonsec also gave the Advance Multi-Blend Funds its highest rating, Highly Recommended*. In its overall assessment, "Lonsec has upgraded the Advance Multi-Manager Funds to ‘Highly Recommended’ reflecting the manager’s well established and thorough manager research process, solid portfolio construction techniques, strong SAA culture and well resourced team."
Advance’s manager of managers expertise is available across investments, superannuation and retirement fund structures.
On 1 December 2008 Advance became a member of the BT Financial Group (BT) - the wealth management arm of the Westpac Group.
The combination of BT Financial Group and St.George's wealth management businesses means:
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* The 'Highly Recommended' rating applies to the Advance Multi-Blend Funds only. The Lonsec Limited (“Lonsec”) ABN 56 061 751 102 rating (assigned January 2010) presented in this document is limited to “General Advice” and based solely on consideration of the investment merits of the financial product(s). It is not a recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s), and you should seek independent financial advice before investing in this product(s). The rating is subject to change without notice and Lonsec assumes no obligation to update this document following publication. Lonsec receives a fee from the fund manager for rating the product(s) using comprehensive and objective criteria.
**Source: Plan for Life QDS; March 2009; All Retail Products (Admin)
***As at end March 2009
Our funds are built and monitored by our investment experts with an average of more than 19 years' experience in financial markets.
Advance Diversified Multi-Blend Funds allow you to diversify your investments across, and within, asset classes - with a choice of portfolios varying in risk to suit your individual needs.