InvestSense

InvestSense offers client-friendly, outcome-based portfolio solutions based on managed account technology using a process that allows clients to fortify and develop their understanding of the investment world and how their money is invested.

There are three pillars to our money management and client engagement process:

1. A Pragmatic, Flexible and Contemporary Approach to Building Portfolios.
We believe in mixing the old with the new. Established Fund Managers can provide consistency and certainty, whilst newer, up and coming Fund Managers enable us to diversify providing a contemporary perspective on the market. We also invest in direct stocks or less expensive Exchange Traded Funds if that is appropriate in certain markets.

2. 24/7 Risk & Outcome Management.
We provide honest forward-looking scenarios of projected outcomes and expected returns. Clients are offered value-add, timely analysis so they can assess for themselves the likely outcomes of their portfolios in the context of the current market environment. We will make decisions on a daily basis if need be but we also make sure that clients are able to understand why.

3. Ongoing Investment Education.
We aim to make the investment journey enjoyable and provide ongoing engagement tools. Our educational content demystifies investment, with the objective of making the investment world more accessible for individuals. This is a two way, dynamic process. Ask us a general question about markets and there is a very good chance we will answer it via a blog post. If it's useful for one client it is usually useful for many of our clients.
Staff / Employees 4
Portfolio Manager Average Experience 18 years
our team
  • Jonathan Ramsay
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    Director
  • Jonathan Tolub
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    Director
  • Fil Andronaco
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    Director
Investment Models
Investment Objective
The investment objective is to achieve a return of CPI +2% per annum over the long-term by investing in a diverse mix of asset classes covering Australian equities, international equities, property, infrastructure, alternatives, fixed interest and cash. InvestSense employs an objective based approach which aims to determine the appropriate mix of asset classes that is likely to achieve the stated objective while taking on an appropriate level of risk. As investment markets fluctuate and therefore expected returns change, InvestSense alters the asset allocation accordingly. There may be times however where the portfolio’s CPI+ objective may not be achieved based on prevailing market valuations or realised risks. Therefore, the CPI+ objective must be assessed over a full market cycle.
Typical Investor
Designed for investors who seek a return above inflation but with a low to medium tolerance for risk and are therefore willing to accept lower returns for a lower level of risk, seek a portfolio diversified across a range of different asset classes and want a portfolio where the asset allocation is actively managed based on changes in market valuations.
Investment Strategy and Approach
InvestSense believes that prevailing market valuations tend to be indicative of final outcomes over long-time periods. By undertaking a forward looking view of expected returns and implied risks, InvestSense aims to understand if the market is sufficiently rewarding investors for the risks they are undertaking across different asset class. Our investment approach combines elements of fundamental and quantitative analysis, top-down and bottom-up views. We don’t believe that any single investment style has a permanent edge in delivering superior returns across all asset classes, time horizons and market conditions. Rather, our methodology forces us to think about which tool, or combination of, is more likely to be effective under various scenarios and the current environment.

Model Composition

Allocation as of November 2018

    Fees & Charges
    Enter an investment amount then scroll down to see an indicative example of the portfolio you would own, as well as the associated fee.
    InvestSense Defensive Income
    As of November 2018
    Cash 3.00% $300,000
    Code Security name Weighting % Amount
    CASH Cash 3.00% $3,000
    Cash 3.00% $300,000
    Australian Shares 13.92% $13,900
    Code Security name Weighting % Amount
    WPL Woodside Pet 1.09% $1,085
    LSF L1 Long Short Fund 2.95% $2,946
    LNK Link Admin Hldg 1.06% $1,058
    WES Wesfarmers 1.09% $1,089
    SCG Scentre Grp 1.10% $1,099
    NCM Newcrest Min 1.11% $1,109
    CBA Commonwealth Bank of Aust 1.10% $1,097
    BKL Blackmores 1.13% $1,126
    BHP BHP 1.10% $1,103
    AGL AGL Energy 1.09% $1,093
    CSL CSL 1.10% $1,095
    Australian Shares 13.92% $13,900
    International Shares 10.99% $10,992
    Code Security name Weighting % Amount
    MGE9885AU Magellan High Conviction Fund 2.00% $2,005
    IFRA VanEck Vectors FTSE Global Infrastructure (Hedged) ETF 3.01% $3,014
    IVE iShares MSCI EAFE ETF 2.01% $2,005
    IVV iShares S&P 500 ETF 1.74% $1,736
    MGL0004AU Ironbark Royal London Concentrated Global Share 2.23% $2,232
    International Shares 10.99% $10,992
    Australian Fixed Interest 44.31% $4,431,000
    Code Security name Weighting % Amount
    IOF0145AU Janus Henderson Tactical Income 20.28% $20,278
    AAA Betashares Australian High Interest Cash ETF 24.03% $24,034
    Australian Fixed Interest 44.31% $4,431,000
    International Fixed Interest 24.78% $24,785
    Code Security name Weighting % Amount
    ETL0016AU PIMCO Diversified Fixed Interest W 24.78% $24,785
    International Fixed Interest 24.78% $24,785
    Alternatives 3.00% $3,004
    Code Security name Weighting % Amount
    ECL0013AU Ellerston Australian Market Neutral 3.00% $3,004
    Alternatives 3.00% $3,004
    100.00%
    Total
    $99,992
    Fees & Charges
    Enter an investment amount to get an estimate on your fees.
    Management fee
    0.75% $0
    +
    Indirect cost
    0.43% $0
    =
    Total Per Annum
    1.18% $0

    You will pay $0.00 per month when you invest with us based on the initial investment amount entered, and the investment manager and model portfolio chosen. All fees and charges are inclusive of GST.

    If you would like to see our fees and charges in more detail, please visit our Fees section.

    Initial Transaction Cost

    The estimated transaction cost for the funds in this model portfolio is $0

    Ready to Invest?

    Our single, simple fee covers administration and operations by OpenInvest, the services of your chosen investment manager, and any indirect costs.

    Investment Objective
    The investment objective is to achieve a return of CPI +3% per annum over the long-term by investing in a diverse mix of asset classes covering Australian equities, international equities, property, infrastructure, alternatives, fixed interest and cash. InvestSense employs an objective based approach which aims to determine the appropriate mix of asset classes that is likely to achieve the stated objective while taking on an appropriate level of risk. As investment markets fluctuate and therefore expected returns change, InvestSense alters the asset allocation accordingly. There may be times however where the portfolio’s CPI+ objective may not be achieved based on prevailing market valuations or realised risks. Therefore, the CPI+ objective must be assessed over a full market cycle.
    Typical Investor
    Designed for investors who seek a modest return above inflation but with a medium tolerance for risk and are therefore willing to accept some volatility in their portfolio in order to achieve their long-term objective, seek a portfolio diversified across a range of different asset classes and want a portfolio where the asset allocation is actively managed based on changes in market valuations.
    Investment Strategy and Approach
    InvestSense believes that prevailing market valuations tend to be indicative of final outcomes over long-time periods. By undertaking a forward looking view of expected returns and implied risks, InvestSense aims to understand if the market is sufficiently rewarding investors for the risks they are undertaking across different asset class. Our investment approach combines elements of fundamental and quantitative analysis, top-down and bottom-up views. We don’t believe that any single investment style has a permanent edge in delivering superior returns across all asset classes, time horizons and market conditions. Rather, our methodology forces us to think about which tool, or combination of, is more likely to be effective under various scenarios and the current environment.

    Model Composition

    Allocation as of November 2018

      Fees & Charges
      Enter an investment amount then scroll down to see an indicative example of the portfolio you would own, as well as the associated fee.
      InvestSense Sustainable Income
      As of November 2018
      Cash 3.19% $319,000
      Code Security name Weighting % Amount
      CASH Cash 3.19% $3,190
      Cash 3.19% $319,000
      Australian Shares 20.27% $20,273
      Code Security name Weighting % Amount
      WPL Woodside Pet 1.07% $1,070
      LSF L1 Long Short Fund 3.04% $3,045
      LOV Lovisa Hldgs 1.06% $1,056
      LNK Link Admin Hldg 1.04% $1,044
      WES Wesfarmers 1.07% $1,073
      NCM Newcrest Min 1.09% $1,094
      TWE Treasury Wine 1.07% $1,067
      CSL CSL 1.08% $1,078
      SEK Seek 1.08% $1,082
      BSL BlueScope Steel 1.06% $1,062
      BKL Blackmores 1.11% $1,114
      BHP BHP 1.09% $1,088
      ANZ ANZ Banking Grp 1.08% $1,077
      AMC Amcor 1.09% $1,086
      AGL AGL Energy 1.08% $1,077
      CBA Commonwealth Bank of Aust 1.08% $1,078
      SCG Scentre Grp 1.08% $1,084
      Australian Shares 20.27% $20,273
      International Shares 21.70% $21,715
      Code Security name Weighting % Amount
      IFRA VanEck Vectors FTSE Global Infrastructure (Hedged) ETF 4.15% $4,152
      IVE iShares MSCI EAFE ETF 4.40% $4,404
      IVV iShares S&P 500 ETF 3.85% $3,854
      MGE9885AU Magellan High Conviction Fund 4.40% $4,403
      MGL0004AU Ironbark Royal London Concentrated Global Share 4.90% $4,902
      International Shares 21.70% $21,715
      Australian Fixed Interest 31.82% $3,182,000
      Code Security name Weighting % Amount
      IOF0145AU Janus Henderson Tactical Income 16.30% $16,301
      AAA Betashares Australian High Interest Cash ETF 15.52% $15,523
      Australian Fixed Interest 31.82% $3,182,000
      International Fixed Interest 19.92% $19,924
      Code Security name Weighting % Amount
      ETL0016AU PIMCO Diversified Fixed Interest W 19.92% $19,924
      International Fixed Interest 19.92% $19,924
      Alternatives 3.10% $3,105
      Code Security name Weighting % Amount
      ECL0013AU Ellerston Australian Market Neutral 3.10% $3,105
      Alternatives 3.10% $3,105
      100.00%
      Total
      $100,030
      Fees & Charges
      Enter an investment amount to get an estimate on your fees.
      Management fee
      0.75% $0
      +
      Indirect cost
      0.43% $0
      =
      Total Per Annum
      1.18% $0

      You will pay $0.00 per month when you invest with us based on the initial investment amount entered, and the investment manager and model portfolio chosen. All fees and charges are inclusive of GST.

      If you would like to see our fees and charges in more detail, please visit our Fees section.

      Initial Transaction Cost

      The estimated transaction cost for the funds in this model portfolio is $0

      Ready to Invest?

      Our single, simple fee covers administration and operations by OpenInvest, the services of your chosen investment manager, and any indirect costs.

      Investment Objective
      The investment objective is to achieve a return of CPI +4% per annum over the long-term by investing in a diverse mix of asset classes covering Australian equities, international equities, property, infrastructure, alternatives, fixed interest and cash. InvestSense employs an objective based approach which aims to determine the appropriate mix of asset classes that is likely to achieve the stated objective while taking on an appropriate level of risk. As investment markets fluctuate and therefore expected returns change, InvestSense alters the asset allocation accordingly. There may be times however where the portfolio’s CPI+ objective may not be achieved based on prevailing market valuations or realised risks. Therefore, the CPI+ objective must be assessed over a full market cycle.
      Typical Investor
      Designed for investors who seek a high return above inflation but with a medium to high tolerance for risk and are therefore willing to accept a medium to high degree of volatility in their portfolio in order to achieve their long-term objective, seek a portfolio diversified across a range of different asset classes and want a portfolio where the asset allocation is actively managed based on changes in market valuations.
      Investment Strategy and Approach
      InvestSense believes that prevailing market valuations tend to be indicative of final outcomes over long-time periods. By undertaking a forward looking view of expected returns and implied risks, InvestSense aims to understand if the market is sufficiently rewarding investors for the risks they are undertaking across different asset class. Our investment approach combines elements of fundamental and quantitative analysis, top-down and bottom-up views. We don’t believe that any single investment style has a permanent edge in delivering superior returns across all asset classes, time horizons and market conditions. Rather, our methodology forces us to think about which tool, or combination of, is more likely to be effective under various scenarios and the current environment.

      Model Composition

      Allocation as of November 2018

        Fees & Charges
        Enter an investment amount then scroll down to see an indicative example of the portfolio you would own, as well as the associated fee.
        InvestSense Robust Growth
        As of November 2018
        Cash 3.13% $313,000
        Code Security name Weighting % Amount
        CASH Cash 3.13% $3,130
        Cash 3.13% $313,000
        Australian Shares 29.26% $29,272
        Code Security name Weighting % Amount
        WPL Woodside Pet 1.19% $1,192
        QBE QBE Insurance Grp 1.20% $1,204
        LSF L1 Long Short Fund 4.08% $4,081
        LOV Lovisa Hldgs 1.20% $1,203
        LNK Link Admin Hldg 1.16% $1,161
        RHC Ramsay Health Care 1.20% $1,205
        WES Wesfarmers 1.19% $1,193
        SCG Scentre Grp 1.21% $1,206
        SEK Seek 1.20% $1,203
        SGR The Star Entertain 1.20% $1,198
        TWE Treasury Wine 1.19% $1,187
        CSL CSL 1.21% $1,207
        CBA Commonwealth Bank of Aust 1.20% $1,203
        BXB Brambles 1.20% $1,201
        BSL BlueScope Steel 1.18% $1,182
        BKL Blackmores 1.23% $1,235
        BHP BHP 1.21% $1,209
        ANZ ANZ Banking Grp 1.20% $1,199
        AMC Amcor 1.21% $1,209
        AGL AGL Energy 1.20% $1,198
        NCM Newcrest Min 1.22% $1,217
        MQG Macq Grp 1.18% $1,178
        Australian Shares 29.26% $29,272
        International Shares 32.24% $3,224,000
        Code Security name Weighting % Amount
        IVE iShares MSCI EAFE ETF 6.77% $6,773
        MGE9885AU Magellan High Conviction Fund 6.77% $6,770
        IVV iShares S&P 500 ETF 5.94% $5,938
        IFRA VanEck Vectors FTSE Global Infrastructure (Hedged) ETF 5.22% $5,219
        MGL0004AU Ironbark Royal London Concentrated Global Share 7.54% $7,536
        International Shares 32.24% $3,224,000
        Australian Fixed Interest 19.77% $19,769
        Code Security name Weighting % Amount
        IOF0145AU Janus Henderson Tactical Income 9.36% $9,363
        AAA Betashares Australian High Interest Cash ETF 10.41% $10,406
        Australian Fixed Interest 19.77% $19,769
        International Fixed Interest 11.44% $11,444
        Code Security name Weighting % Amount
        ETL0016AU PIMCO Diversified Fixed Interest W 11.44% $11,444
        International Fixed Interest 11.44% $11,444
        Alternatives 4.16% $4,162
        Code Security name Weighting % Amount
        ECL0013AU Ellerston Australian Market Neutral 4.16% $4,162
        Alternatives 4.16% $4,162
        100.00%
        Total
        $100,013
        Fees & Charges
        Enter an investment amount to get an estimate on your fees.
        Management fee
        0.75% $0
        +
        Indirect cost
        0.42% $0
        =
        Total Per Annum
        1.17% $0

        You will pay $0.00 per month when you invest with us based on the initial investment amount entered, and the investment manager and model portfolio chosen. All fees and charges are inclusive of GST.

        If you would like to see our fees and charges in more detail, please visit our Fees section.

        Initial Transaction Cost

        The estimated transaction cost for the funds in this model portfolio is $0

        Ready to Invest?

        Our single, simple fee covers administration and operations by OpenInvest, the services of your chosen investment manager, and any indirect costs.

        Investment Objective
        The investment objective is to achieve a return of CPI +5% per annum over the long-term by investing in a diverse mix of asset classes covering Australian equities, international equities, property, infrastructure, alternatives, fixed interest and cash. InvestSense employs an objective based approach which aims to determine the appropriate mix of asset classes that is likely to achieve the stated objective while taking on an appropriate level of risk. As investment markets fluctuate and therefore expected returns change, InvestSense alters the asset allocation accordingly. There may be times however where the portfolio’s CPI+ objective may not be achieved based on prevailing market valuations or realised risks. Therefore, the CPI+ objective must be assessed over a full market cycle.
        Typical Investor
        Designed for investors who seek a high return above inflation but with a high tolerance for risk and are therefore willing to accept a high degree of volatility in their portfolio in order to achieve their long-term objective, seek a portfolio diversified across a range of different asset classes and want a portfolio where the asset allocation is actively managed based on changes in market valuations.
        Investment Strategy and Approach
        InvestSense believes that prevailing market valuations tend to be indicative of final outcomes over long-time periods. By undertaking a forward looking view of expected returns and implied risks, InvestSense aims to understand if the market is sufficiently rewarding investors for the risks they are undertaking across different asset class. Our investment approach combines elements of fundamental and quantitative analysis, top-down and bottom-up views. We don’t believe that any single investment style has a permanent edge in delivering superior returns across all asset classes, time horizons and market conditions. Rather, our methodology forces us to think about which tool, or combination of, is more likely to be effective under various scenarios and the current environment.

        Model Composition

        Allocation as of November 2018

          Fees & Charges
          Enter an investment amount then scroll down to see an indicative example of the portfolio you would own, as well as the associated fee.
          InvestSense Maximum Growth
          As of November 2018
          Cash 3.15% $315,000
          Code Security name Weighting % Amount
          CASH Cash 3.15% $3,150
          Cash 3.15% $315,000
          Australian Shares 36.46% $36,471
          Code Security name Weighting % Amount
          LSF L1 Long Short Fund 4.09% $4,088
          MQG Macq Grp 1.22% $1,225
          NAN Nanosonics 1.27% $1,271
          NCM Newcrest Min 1.26% $1,263
          QBE QBE Insurance Grp 1.25% $1,249
          RHC Ramsay Health Care 1.25% $1,249
          LOV Lovisa Hldgs 1.24% $1,241
          LNK Link Admin Hldg 1.21% $1,205
          SCG Scentre Grp 1.25% $1,252
          SEK Seek 1.25% $1,248
          SGR The Star Entertain 1.24% $1,244
          TGR Tassal Grp 1.25% $1,255
          TLS Telstra Corp 1.25% $1,251
          TWE Treasury Wine 1.23% $1,231
          S32 South32 1.23% $1,229
          WES Wesfarmers 1.24% $1,241
          WPL Woodside Pet 1.24% $1,235
          CBA Commonwealth Bank of Aust 1.24% $1,244
          AGL AGL Energy 1.24% $1,243
          AMC Amcor 1.25% $1,254
          ANZ ANZ Banking Grp 1.25% $1,245
          BHP BHP 1.26% $1,255
          BKL Blackmores 1.27% $1,275
          BSL BlueScope Steel 1.23% $1,226
          BXB Brambles 1.25% $1,246
          CSL CSL 1.24% $1,244
          JHG Janus Henderson 1.26% $1,263
          Australian Shares 36.46% $36,471
          International Shares 39.55% $3,955,000
          Code Security name Weighting % Amount
          IVV iShares S&P 500 ETF 7.53% $7,529
          IFRA VanEck Vectors FTSE Global Infrastructure (Hedged) ETF 5.23% $5,228
          MGL0004AU Ironbark Royal London Concentrated Global Share 9.58% $9,583
          MGE9885AU Magellan High Conviction Fund 8.61% $8,609
          IVE iShares MSCI EAFE ETF 8.60% $8,603
          International Shares 39.55% $3,955,000
          Australian Fixed Interest 10.94% $10,944
          Code Security name Weighting % Amount
          IOF0145AU Janus Henderson Tactical Income 4.69% $4,691
          AAA Betashares Australian High Interest Cash ETF 6.25% $6,253
          Australian Fixed Interest 10.94% $10,944
          International Fixed Interest 5.73% $5,733
          Code Security name Weighting % Amount
          ETL0016AU PIMCO Diversified Fixed Interest W 5.73% $5,733
          International Fixed Interest 5.73% $5,733
          Alternatives 4.17% $4,169
          Code Security name Weighting % Amount
          ECL0013AU Ellerston Australian Market Neutral 4.17% $4,169
          Alternatives 4.17% $4,169
          100.00%
          Total
          $100,018
          Fees & Charges
          Enter an investment amount to get an estimate on your fees.
          Management fee
          0.75% $0
          +
          Indirect cost
          0.40% $0
          =
          Total Per Annum
          1.15% $0

          You will pay $0.00 per month when you invest with us based on the initial investment amount entered, and the investment manager and model portfolio chosen. All fees and charges are inclusive of GST.

          If you would like to see our fees and charges in more detail, please visit our Fees section.

          Initial Transaction Cost

          The estimated transaction cost for the funds in this model portfolio is $0

          Ready to Invest?

          Our single, simple fee covers administration and operations by OpenInvest, the services of your chosen investment manager, and any indirect costs.