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Professionally Managed Accounts

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Under our Professionally Managed Accounts, you will gain the following benefits:
1. Professionally managed investment portfolio: An investment portfolio managed by InvestSMART's investment team.
2. You own the securities: The investor holds legal ownership and the underlying securities are registered under your name.
3. Reporting: Complete end of year Accounting and tax reporting is provided on your investment. 
4. Transparency: Investors are provided full visibility of all stocks held in your portfolio.
5. Tailored & Unique Portfolio: Under a PMA, we offer multiple model portfolios to choose from so that you can create a customised and diversified portfolio to suit your individual needs. Our model portfolios will differ in the levels of risk and return, and each model offers a different investment emphasis (such as Australian & international equities, property securities, international ETFs, etc).
6. Account Management: The paperwork and administration is taken care of, reducing the administrative burden on investors.
7. Tax effective: You only pay tax on gains & income you received.
8. Inflows & outflows: Your investment will not be impacted by the decisions of other model portfolio investors. An example of this is when a pooled investment like a managed fund receives redemption requests at the bottom of the market and is a forced seller at the worst time.
9. Flexibility with income/distributions: Choose to receive the dividends directly into an account of your choice or set up a regular payment or request drawdowns on an adhoc basis.

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Yes. You can invest in as many or as few of the portfolios as you like. You can allocate a specific weight to each model and choose to have it rebalanced on a regular basis or have the percentages floating as the models change in value.

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We know even the smallest difference in fees can result in substantial differences to your return. Through ongoing technology advances, our goal is to continue to reduce the cost of investing.

On launching our Professionally Managed Account (PMA) service, we have reduced our investment fees and updated our investment fee structure*.

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If you invest in a Professionally Managed Account (PMA), there are no performance fees charged. The InvestSMART Australian Small Companies Fund does have a performance fee attached to the product, which is conditional on the fund's performance surpassing a couple of benchmarks. More details are provided in the fund's PDS.

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An Exchange Traded Fund, or ETF, is a type of managed fund where the underlying securities comprising this fund mimic an Index. Indices are created by ratings agencies to represent a subset of the stock market e.g. the largest companies trading on the Australian Stock Exchange is represented by the All Ordinaries Index. An ETF aims to invest directly in those companies making up a particular Index. As the companies/stocks/securities have already been determined in the Index an ETF is aiming to replicate, the level of funds management required is minimal compared to other types of managed funds where active investment decisions are required. Investing in ETFs are a form of passive investing and generally incur cheaper management fees, as fewer investment decisions are required in terms of managing an ETF.
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We offer Professionally Managed Accounts (PMAs) through InvestSMART Group which are portfolios of securities that are managed professionally and cater for a number of investment objectives. These portfolios can comprise of ETFs or direct shares. We recommend that you understand your financial objectives and investment timeframe before committing to an investment. Further information may obtained through our website and we also urge to read all disclosure documents in relation to the PMAs.
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Yes. Any existing holdings of CHESS eligible Australian securities or other Eligible Investments may be transferred into your Account. Any investments being transferred into your Account must be in the same name that you are applying for an Account under. Eligible investments transferred into the PMA will be sold if they do not form part of the selected Model Portfolio(s).
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