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Insights from one of Australia's largest investment product ratings and research teams

We are an Australian leading investment research house, providing financial product ratings, market insights and portfolio construction tools to empower the financial advice industry.

Our mission is to leverage your knowledge and expertise, and to equip you with the tools and insights you need to deliver high quality, tailored financial advice solutions to your clients.

With Lonsec Research you can...

Navigate the financial product universe

Match investment solutions with your client’s objectives

Leverage our portfolio construction tools and insights

Did you know?

We review over 1,000 managed fund products across all asset classes

We are rated no.1 by financial advisers for our portfolio tools, asset allocation research, and overall value for money

79 of the top 100 dealer groups subscribe to our ratings and investment research

We are very proud to be voted Research House of the Year 2017 by Money Management’s Rate the Raters survey.Thank you to our financial advisers and fund managers for making us number one. We remain committed to delivering the best research and tools to empower your investment solutions through 2018 and beyond.

- Libby Newman, Executive Director, Lonsec Research

How can we help?


Financial advisers are now able to access investment research, encompassing clients’ whole of life needs, with ...


Investors are constantly warned of an impending crisis in financial markets with the resultant damage to asset ...


One of the most common investment strategies is to back last year’s winner. All too often investors pile into ...


Emerging market returns have been a cause for concern over recent weeks but by taking a broader perspective, ...


Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have become a popular way for investors to gain exposure not only to passive ...


Following an extensive market search, Lonsec is pleased to announce the appointment of Libby Newman to the role ...


Volatility has died down since the dramatic spike witnessed in February 2018, but a return to near-historic lows ...


In the wake of Facebook’s plummeting share price, there has been much talk of the so-called FAANG shares and ...


Investors sticking to the traditionally high quality, conservative part of global bond markets may be surprised ...


Don’t bother calling your broker when the World Cup is on the TV. Analysis of share volumes shows there is a ...


Shareholders burnt by Telstra’s dividend cut and spiralling share price should be wary of high yield shares with ...


Australia’s small cap shares have continued their extraordinary run of outperformance, returning 4.1% over the ...

12 Nov 2018 - For the third year in a row, Lonsec has been announced as the Research House of the Year according to Money ...

Lonsec WINS Research House of the Year 2018

1 Nov 2018 - The SuperRatings and Lonsec Day of Confrontation 2018 may be over, but the conversation hasn’t finished. ...

Day of Confrontation 2018: Media highlights

1 Nov 2018 - Congratulations to all of the award winners & finalists from this year’s SuperRatings and Lonsec Fund of the ...

Lonsec award winners confirmed!

15 Oct 2018 - Don’t miss the premier awards night for superannuation and wealth management industries The 16th Annual ...

Award nominees are in!

4 Sep 2018 - Thank you for joining in the conversation Thank you for attending this year’s Retirement Symposium and ...

Thank you for attending the Lonsec Retirement Symposium

16 Aug 2018 - Originally published by Investor Strategy News, 12 August 2018 There’s a whole industry that has developed ...

Footy legend Brendon Gale’s lessons in leadership for super funds

12 Jul 2018 - What can fund managers learn from the most successful World Cup teams? For every on-field win, there is a lot ...

How to build a World Cup winning investment team

3 Jul 2018 - India has been a high performing component of the emerging market and Asian indices over the past five years, ...

Indian summer for emerging market investors

29 May 2018 - Chris Schroder, Head of Sales at Lonsec Research, provides a brief rundown of the recent Lonsec Financial ...

Roadshow Recap

29 May 2018 - China’s shadow over the Asian and Emerging Market universe is set to lengthen, albeit modestly, with the ...

Chinese A-shares get the green light for inclusion in MSCI indices

11 May 2018 - With the Federal Budget for 2018-19 handed down, Lonsec takes a look at some time-honoured truths of government ...

Governments are poor forecasters

23 Apr 2018 - Gordon Toy reviews Nassim Taleb’s latest book Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life Chances ...

Humility is the best risk manager

18 Apr 2018 - We are pleased to advise that the Lonsec Board has appointed Charlie Haynes as the new Group Chief Executive ...

Lonsec appoints Charlie Haynes as New Chief Executive Officer!

13 Apr 2018 - Recent concerns over privacy and the use of data has led to falls in the price of major tech stocks, and in ...

Are your FANGs exposed?

23 Mar 2018 - We’re excited to announce that due to continued growth across all of our businesses, including Lonsec ...

Our Sydney team has moved!

20 Mar 2018 - Investors are becoming increasingly aware of the diversification benefits associated with having some global ...

To hedge or not to hedge

19 Feb 2018 - As the market fell into a panic in February, those listening carefully may have heard the quiet sighs of relief ...

Markets could do with a dose of volatility

Our Services

Financial product ratings and research

Access over 1100 managed fund product reviews and ratings

Use product filters to find the best investment solutions

Enhance your decision making while focusing on business development

Super fund research

Research covering 600 superannuation products across over 300 fund characteristics

Fund Snapshots available for 6,000 + investment Options covering MySuper, Member Choice and Pension

Comparison tool to effectively compare products on key metrics

ASX 200 share research

Get full research and ratings across all ASX 200 shares

Receive the latest corporate action and Initial Public Offering (IPO) announcements

Leverage Lonsec’s sector insights and share selection expertise

Portfolio construction tools

Search and export data on over 10,000 financial products

Construct, model and compare client portfolios

Demonstrate the value of your advice with customisable reports and metrics

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iRate Silver Research

  • Fund reviews, ratings announcements and daily market commentary
  • Export quantitative data on 10,000 + funds
  • Access manager selection expertise across a range of risk profile
  • Webinars, educational resources and market update videos

Selection of product filters to determine the most suitable investments

Receive leading market research and investments insight

Invest your abilities while focusing on business development

iRate Gold Tools

  • Full iRate Silver Portfolio
  • Construct, model and compare client portfolios
  • Track time-series portfolio changes
  • Compare up to five different portfolios using up to 16 metrics
  • Generate customisable portfolio and market reports covering any period

Advanced iRate package offering portfolio construction and quantitative analysis tools

Clearly demonstrate the value of advice through customisable reports and metrics

iRate Equities

  • Research covering all ASX 200 shares and listed securities
  • Corporate action and IPO research
  • Shares identified as growth or income generating
  • Bottom-up analysis of key shares
  • Specialist research and analysis of ASX-listed income securities (hybrids)

Optional equities research package offering daily ASX 200 news and insights

Access share selection and portfolio management expertise form Lonsec’s direct equity research team