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Specialist in Asia Pacific, China, India and South East Asia and Global Emerging Market equities.

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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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At Stewart Investors, we believe in putting people first. Our investment world-view is of a series of partnerships – with each other, with our clients, with the companies we invest in, the people who buy their goods and services, and with the wider society in which we all live and work.

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The portfolio managers are supported by a large group of equity analysts with a proven track record of fundamental bottom-up stock research.
From growing companies to up-and-coming names, our range of active, research-driven approaches to the australian share market aim to deliver above market returns over the long term.
With volatility here to stay, a strained relationship with china and the savings rate predicted to increase in australia, what are the major trends shaping 2021 for investors? head of australian equities growth, dushko bajic, explores a wide range of issues impacting the mark...
In a year characterised by volatility, dushko bajic, head of australian equities growth, explores why high quality, high growth companies are attractive over the long term, and shares examples of stocks running their own race.
Before considering divestment, our australian equities growth team believes in engaging with companies on esg issues. head of australian equities growth, dushko bajic, explains why walking away isn’t always the best way to drive better esg outcomes and sh...
With 40% of asx revenues earned outside of australia, our australian equities growth team knows the right questions to ask of companies with global ambitions. head of australian equities growth, dushko bajic, shares his guide to finding companies ready to...
Should 2020 change the way we think about company results? our australian equities growth team are prepared for the reopening of the economy, with their eye on a 2022 recovery over short-term earnings. find out which stocks and sectors are positioned to outperform in markets ...
We think australian banks are set for a recovery. australian equities growth head of research, christian guerra, looks at the developing macroeconomic conditions and what this means for the banks – and dividends.
Our australian equities growth team searches the market for companies providing strong return on invested capital. it is one of the characteristics that lead to strong share price growth for shareholders. james hardie is one of those names, with return on invested capi...
“the stock market has a knack of taking wealth out of the hands of the impatient and into the hands of the patient,” says head of australian equities growth dushko bajic. learn why esg matters for australian companies.
Pilbara iron ore leads the global market for this in-demand resource. watch this video with head of australian equities growth, dushko bajic, for an outlook for the iron ore trade.
Value investors have seen their portfolios soar, while growth stocks have languished. in this paper we look at some of the drivers behind recent market moves, including the effect of rising interest rates, earnings disappointments and the subsequent de-rating of growth stocks.
In the following video, head of australian equity growth dushko bajic discusses the impact of rising rates on company valuations and the economy.
Our continent is surrounded by a safe-haven of ocean, but global trade sees no borders with 40% of revenues from the asx being earnt offshore. head of australian equities growth, dushko bajic, shares 8 australian companies set on making themselves a household name arou...
In a market environment that has puzzled most, dushko bajic, head of australian equities growth, believes there are pockets of opportunities among companies that can run their own race, aren’t reliant on an uplift in activity or pricing from inflation to deliver solid top-lin...
In this video, head of australian equity growth dushko bajic discusses the changing macro environment and navigating volatility within the investment process.
While 2020 was a year of surprises, the latest earnings season demonstrated that the fundamentals behind our investment strategy remain as true as ever. the strong performance of the australian equities growth portfolio is a result of staying true to the way we think about st...
First sentier investors news article: head of australian equities, dushko bajic discusses his thoughts on four high quality growth stocks. read more...
Would you believe that increased data consumption over the past 12 months has not benefitted the telecommunications companies? australian equities growth head of research, christian guerra, looks deeper into the operation of the internet at some compelling investment opportun...
In volatile times, diversification is more important than ever – across – but also within asset classes. deputy head of australian equities growth, david wilson, looks at how to diversify an australian share exposure.
Discover innovative, mispriced stocks away from the bank and resources-heavy top 20. our australian equities growth team shares its insights and their discovery process.
The latest reporting season demonstrated the pace of economic recovery in australia, and painted a positive outlook for quality australian companies. below are some insights that investors may consider as they look at their australian equities portfolios in 2021.
The australian equities growth team provides a suite of products, including broad based, small cap, imputation, concentrated and geared funds. we believe growing companies, which generate consistent returns and can reinvest above their cost of capital, provide the greatest sh...
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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...
Podcast: Evaluating stocks to own now and later
There are many companies that have benefited from rising health care spend globally – but some companies will only reap the benefits for investors in the short term. head of australian equities growth, dushko bajic, shares his insight into a company which has experienced 5 ye...
According to fed chairman, jerome powell, “inflation is low and stable”, but given that “growth is running at a healthy clip…and wages are up” the fed is clearly anticipating rising inflation and is tightening monetary policy accordingly. so, how should equity investors respond to higher i...
Facing our largest deficit since 1945, the question is how has the Federal Government set Australia’s course for the next decade. While the focus of the budget stimulus is aimed at mitigating some of the economic risks, our debt is forecast to climb to 44% of GDP by 2024 – a level inconsistent wi...
Afterpay is one of australia’s most discussed stocks. but with key buy now, pay later players only scratching the surface of the australian retail market, duskho bajic, head of australian equities growth, sees room for new competition. dushko explores the evolving buy ...
Separately managed accounts can create less administration compared to direct equities and managed funds, freeing advisers’ time to focus on clients and growing their practices.
We consider ESG risks to be factors that may place business value at risk. Companies at risk are identified using both external providers and our own internally driven research, which is based on a systematic and extensive company meeting program.
Global investment manager, First Sentier Investors, today announced changes to its investment capabilities within Australia.
Find out more about how our team achieves capital growth by investing in stocks, small cap stocks and companies with an aim to minimise downside risk.
The well-established first sentier investors australian small and mid-caps team has extended its small companies long short strategy to retail investors for the first time
Despite straddling two of the most disrupted years in living memory, the fy20-21 reporting season was overall very positive. in our analysis, around one-third of companies [that we cover] surprised us on the upside, around one-third delivered in line with expectation, and one-third were below ex...
Learn about investing in asia pacific equities with fssa im today. our apac funds invest in high quality companies that outperform over the long term.
As long-term investors, we know that the investment decisions we make today affect communities in the future. Investment decisions can have implications for the environment and a very tangible human impact. We believe that engaging with companies on issues such as climate change, diversity, moder...
More data has been created in past 2 years than in the entire previous history of the human race. technologies like apps, are underpinned and supported by data centres, which present a compelling investment opportunity for equities investors.
People are are at the heart of our success as a leading global asset manager
Some small companies may one day grow to be large and successful, but many others could fall victim to unfavourable markets, poor management decisions, or a combination of both.
the ongoing global outbreak of the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic has seen an extensive sell off permeate financial markets as investors grapple with concerns around how the drastic government and central bank responses to the outbreak will augur for global economic growth. the dramatic ...
Learn about investing in global emerging market equities with fssa im. our gem funds invest in high quality companies that outperform over the long term.
Disruption. it's a word that we hear a lot of these days, but how many companies can claim to be truly innovative in their industry? essentially what we're investing in is structural growth, focussing on innovations that benefit consumers, whether it be through a new, more innovative produ...
We are entering a new era. The year 2024 will be unpredictable and clouded by many uncertainties. It will be marked by geopolitical risks, the ongoing taming of the inflation beast, and how the US Presidential election will impact markets.
Deputy Head of Global Listed Infrastructure, Andrew Greenup, tells Livewire the most compelling reasons for investors to consider listed infrastructure as part of their portfolios, some common misconceptions, and shares a high conviction stock pick; the world's largest renewables owner. 
Livewire interviews Dawn Kanelleas and Michael Joukhador from our small companies team about their views on Australia's technology sector, the 'WAAAX stocks', and their high conviction investment positions.
We have closely followed earnings across our India Subcontinent portfolio companies to assess how successfully they have emerged from the initial impact of the pandemic.
Leading global investment manager, Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFSGAM) today announced the completion of its sale from Commonwealth Bank of Australia to Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation