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formerly Realindex Investments

Leader in active quantitative equities across Australian equities, global equities, emerging markets and global small companies.

Backed by a unique blend of research, portfolio construction and risk management, focused on uncovering original insights and translating them into investment strategies that are active and systematic, aiming to generate alpha.

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Quantitative equities manager rebrands to RQI Investors

Today, Realindex Investments, an active quantitative equities manager within the First Sentier Investors Group, will be known as RQI Investors. 

Coinciding with the investment manager’s 15-year anniversary, this name change is the first undertaken since RQI Investors was founded in 2008 and will be accompanied by a new logo and visual identity.

Andrew Francis, Chief Executive of RQI Investors, said: “The new name embodies our evolution and growth. It’s a nod to our history as Realindex and represents who we are today as a well-established active quantitative equities house. We aim to deliver cutting-edge insights to our clients in terms of our research as we pursue the delivery of strong performance.

“Since inception, we have expanded our investment strategies, which includes our long-established Value and more recently our Diversified Alpha1 strategies. These can complement or replace traditional equities strategies while also meeting investor interest in accessing an active approach for reasonable fees.” Mr Francis added.

Since its inception, RQI Investors has grown its assets under management to approximately A$28.7 billion2 and has extended its team to 17 members.

Mr Francis went on to say: “Over the last 15 years, our team and processes have been tested by a number of different market events and environments. We have learned from these and have evolved our processes, while our conviction has remained unwavering. We believe this conviction, coupled with our clients’ patience, has been rewarded with many of our Value strategies outperforming their respective benchmarks.” 

“As RQI Investors, we believe we are better positioned to realise our ambition for long-term global growth, given the breadth of our strategies which include global equities, emerging markets and global small companies.

“Although our name has changed, we remain unwavering in our steady conviction in our active investment capabilities, our commitment to our clients and our focus in delivering strong performance,” Mr Francis concluded.

About RQI Investors

RQI Investors is part of the First Sentier Investors Group. Established in 2008, RQI Investors is an Australian-based quantitative active equities investor that delivers investment performance by combining the best investment ideas with its unique blend of people, insights, research, portfolio construction and risk management. RQI Investors was formerly known as Realindex Investments.

As at 31 December 2023, RQI Investors managed A$28 billion across Australian, global and emerging market shares.

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1 This strategy is currently available to institutional investors only.

2 As at 31 December 2023