Investment Portfolios

Join 38.2% of Australians who said financial freedom was one of their main goals in 2024 by investing in one of our professionally managed investment portfolios.
Diversified ETF portfolios
Investors looking for a mix of asset classes in one portfolio.
Single asset class ETF portfolios
Investors looking to gain access to a sector specific asset class.

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Effie Zahos Effie Zahos
Effie Zahos
Effie is one of Australia’s leading personal finance commentators with more than two decades of experience helping Australians make the most of their money. A regular money expert on Channel 9’s Today Show and on radio around Australia, Effie is also the author of The Great $20 Adventure and A Real Girl’s Guide to Money and Ditch the Debt and Get Rich.
Wealth creator
Money expert
Paul Clitheroe Paul Clitheroe
Paul Clitheroe, AM
Paul has 37 years of investment experience and is regarded one of Australia's leading "money" experts. From 1993 to 2002, Paul hosted the popular Channel 9 program Money and now currently writes for newspapers across Australia, is a frequent guest expert on Australia's major television networks and radio.
Paul is Chairman of The Australian Government Financial Literacy Board and Money Magazine. He also holds the Chair of Financial Literacy at Macquarie University.
Alan Kohler Alan Kohler
Alan Kohler, AM
Alan has been covering business and markets as a financial journalist for 48 years, including two stints as the Financial Review’s Chanticleer columnist and periods as editor of The Age and the AFR. He also started Eureka Report in 2005 and Business Spectator in 2007.
As well as being Editor-in-Chief of InvestSMART Group, Alan is currently finance presenter on ABC News, Business Editor at Large of The Australian, presenter of the Talking Business channel on Qantas radio and an adjunct professor in the business faculty at Victoria University.
Founder-Eureka Report


The bonus $100 will be paid into your InvestSMART account within seven business days of you funding your account. 

This offer is available on new InvestSMART accounts. If you are an existing investor and would like to open another account in a different entity e.g. individual, joint, SMSF, family trust etc. you will receive the $100 into the new account. 

Yes, new Fundlater accounts are eligible. 

You do not have to do a thing. The $100 will be added to the cash balance of your account. 

No, the $100 must be paid into your InvestSMART account. 

Investors with InvestSMART are able to draw down any amount from their account at any time. There is no lock in period. 

The Standard Risk Measure (SRM) is a guide developed by the Financial Services Council (FSC) and The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) that outlines the likely number of negative annual returns expected over any 20 year period.

The purpose of the SRM is to provide a standardised labelling system to assist investors in comparing investment options across providers, as shown below in Figure 1, FSC/ASFA Standard Risk Measure Classifications.

Risk Label Estimated number of negative annual returns over any 20 year period
Very Low  Less than 0.5
Low  0.5 to less than 1
Low to Medium  1 to less than 2
Medium  2 to less than 3
Medium to High  3 to less than 4
High  4 to less than 6
Very High  6 or greater

Source: FSC/ASFA Standard Risk Measure Guidance Paper for Trustees, July 2011


We have adopted these risk rating guidelines and applied them to our products, as highlighted in Figure 2: InvestSMART Group Investment Products' SRM:

InvestSMART Group Investment Products SRM

It should be noted, however, that the SRM is not a complete assessment of all forms of investment risk. For instance, it does not detail what the size of a negative return could be or the potential for a positive return to be less than a member may require to meet their objectives. As such, it should be used as a guide and as with any investment, investors should ensure they are comfortable with the risks and potential losses associated with their chosen investment option(s). Any information should be considered general in nature and before making any investment decisions, please ensure that you read all relevant disclosure documents related to that product.

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.

Yes, when setting up an investment or at any point during your investment you are able to set up a direct debit regular contribution plan for a minimum of $100 per month. This can be altered at any point. Existing investors can access and edit their Regular Contribution Plan under the Investment Preferences area of their online account. 

Yes, investors can hold multiple portfolios within the one account. However, they can only hold one diversified portfolio per account and this can be accompanied by multiple single asset class portfolios. Our diversified portfolios are:

  • InvestSMART Conservative
  • InvestSMART Balanced
  • InvestSMART Ethical Growth
  • InvestSMART Growth
  • InvestSMART High Growth

If you wish to invest in multiple diversified portfolios then you will need to open multiple accounts. 

Our single asset class portfolios are:

  • InvestSMART International Equities
  • InvestSMART Australian Equities
  • InvestSMART Property & Infrastructure
  • InvestSMART Hybrid Income
  • InvestSMART Cash Securities
  • InvestSMART Interest Income

We also have four actively managed funds:

  • Intelligent Investor Growth Fund
  • Intelligent Investor Income Fund
  • Intelligent Investor Ethical Fund
  • Intelligent Investor Select Value Share Fund

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.