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We are at the leading edge of change in providing Australian investors direct share portfolios that have the added benefit of being professionally managed to their own investment objectives.

Australians are amongst the top in the world (as a percentage of population) that hold direct equities, and we believe that is powerful in increasing investor’s engagement in their own financial affairs.

Ventura Managed Account Portfolios (vMAPs) provides investors with multi-asset and/or single-asset class models of predominantly ASX listed securities.

They offer the benefit of:

  • Beneficial ownership of the securities in your portfolio;
  • Personal tax consequences;
  • Transparency of portfolio holdings;
  • Low cost trading; and they are
  • Professionally managed.

The vMAPs solution is available for Superannuation & Pension, or as ordinary, Non-Superannuation monies (including Self-Managed Superannuation Funds).

Key service partners
In delivering quality investment solutions, it is important to find leading specialist providers to ensure the highest quality of investor outcome is achieved.

Responsible Entity
Ventura Investment Management Limited (VIML) is the responsible entity and issuer of the PDS for the Ventura Managed Account Portfolios (vMAPs). Established in 2001, VIML has assisted in the managing of investor assets for over 10 years. VIML is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centrepoint Alliance Limited (CAF), a diversified financial services business, listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Sub-Investment Managers
For the purpose of managing the asset selection for the Ventura Morningstar Models, VIML has appointed Morningstar Investment Management Australia Limited (Morningstar) to manage the asset selection for vMAPs. Morningstar is a leading provider of asset allocation, portfolio construction and investment research services with over 35 years' experience in the United States, Australia and other international markets. Morningstar advises and manages funds for superannuation funds, institutions, platform distributors, financial advisers and individuals. Morningstar's disciplined investment approach delivers independent, cost effective and holistic solutions for our clients - helping them reach their financial goals. This long-term, valuation driven approach is underpinned by an emphasis on preserving capital and undertaking meticulous comprehensive fundamental analysis of global asset classes and securities.

DFA Australia Limited (Dimensional) has been engaged to run the fund allocation, and the underlying asset selection within the Funds utilised that make up the range of Ventura Dimensional Models. Dimensional is a wholly owned subsidiary of US-based Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. The affiliated entities of Dimensional, manage funds on behalf of investors around the world from offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. For more than 30 years, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and its subsidiaries and affiliates have been combining rigorous academic research with practical experience to deliver real-world investment solutions. Using this approach, Dimensional seeks to deliver investment solutions that add value through careful design, implementation, and execution.

Russell Investments have been engaged to run the underlying asset selection for the Ventura Diversified Funds that each make up a single Model available on vMAPs. These Models include; Ventura Conservative Model, Ventura Diversified 50 Model, Ventura Growth 70 Model, Ventura Growth 90 Model and the Ventura High Growth 100 Model. Ventura Investment Management Limited (Ventura) has been managing client portfolios in Australia for more than ten years. Ventura is owned by Centrepoint Alliance Limited, a diversified financial services company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Ventura's investment philosophy for the Ventura funds focuses on delivering risk adjusted, consistent returns for its clients, using a multi-manager, multi-asset approach in investing the fund assets. Ventura effects this philosophy through the appointment of a specialist manager which decides the investments it will make in accordance with the performance objectives and risk management guidelines agreed with Ventura under an investment management agreement. Ventura has appointed Russell Investment Management Limited as the specialist investment manager for the managed funds that underlie the Ventura Model Portfolios

Bennelong Australian Equity Partners (BAEP) has been appointed to manage the assets of the Ventura Bennelong Australian Equities Core Model. BAEP is a boutique fund manager that invests in Australian listed equities. The business was founded in 2008 in partnership with Bennelong Funds Management. It is now established as an award winning and highly rated fund manager. BAEP believes that high quality companies with solid growth prospects are best positioned to grow value over time. Managing funds actively and according to a fundamental 'core' style, BAEP does not confine itself to selecting stocks according to any one investment approach. Instead, the team focuses on companies that exhibit an attractive combination of quality, growth and value attributes, with an underlying bias towards quality.

Praemium Australia Limited ABN 92 117 611 784 (Praemium) provides administration services for vMAPs. Praemium is a market leading provider of investment portfolio technology and management solutions with strengths in multi-asset administration. Praemium’s technology specialises in corporate action processing, CGT optimisation, and sophisticated tax and investment reporting.

HSBC Bank Australia Limited ABN 48 006 434 162 AFSL No. 232595 (HSBC) has been appointed as the custodian for the Scheme. HSBC’s role as custodian is limited to holding and maintaining assets of the Scheme on behalf, and as agent, of the Responsible Entity.

Diversa Trustees Limited specialises in superannuation trustee services and is regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. Diversa Trustees Limited is the trustee and all investments in vMAPs Super are held by Diversa Trustees Limited, on your behalf.

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