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

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Our philosophy is very simple. We are constantly searching for high quality businesses and when we acquire them, we will work relentlessly with them to create long-term sustainable value through innovation, ESG-led and proactive asset management.

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Leader in systematic equities across market cap weighted indices, smart beta and active quantitative strategies

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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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Realindex Investments

Realindex Investments

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is recognised as a Responsible Investment Leader 2021 by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA). This acknowledges our commitment to responsible investing; our explicit consideration of environmental, social and governance factors in investment decision making, our strong and collaborative stewardship; and our transparency in reporting activity, including the societal and environmental outcomes being achieved.

Realindex combines powerful data analysis with human insight to deliver investment performance.

Our investments are shaped by a distinctive approach to research, the intellectual power of an expert team, and a strong focus on ESG.

Real people, real partnerships, real insights – all shared in real time.

Realindex Investments is the global systematic investment manager of the First Sentier Investors Group and was established in 2008.  Through the rigorous application of proprietary signals and insights, we create portfolios that aim to outperform the market and deliver sustainable long-term outcomes.  Our investments are shaped by a distinctive approach to research, the intellectual power of an expert team, and a strong focus on ESG.

Why invest in Realindex?

  • Realindex has successfully developed and delivered investment solutions across a broad range of equity universes, including all-country world, developed and emerging markets, global small, and Australian large and small companies for 13+ years.

  • ESG research and considerations are embedded in all our investment processes, with the option to customise portfolios to meet clients’ specific responsible investment needs. 

  • We use a sophisticated, structured investment process that uncovers market insights and identifies market mispricings, which are used to generate outperformance and manage downside risk.

  • We have an experienced team who are market practioners with research and portfolio management working together in the same team.

  • We benefit from the significant global resources of our parent company First Sentier Investors across dealing, compliance, middle office and sales and service.

Realindex strategies

Diversified Alpha Strategy

Diversified Alpha is a core systematic strategy designed to deliver consistent, risk-adjusted returns above the benchmark, with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations embedded into the process. 

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How we invest in equities

Realindex Investments builds data sets, research and production systems to understand and exploit inefficiencies across a range of factors: value, quality, momentum, growth and ESG, in emerging and developed markets.

Responsible Investment

Our corporate RI strategy is based upon three strategic pillars of quality, stewardship and engagement.

ESG research has been and continues to be a strategic initiative for Realindex.  As a manager of systematic investment strategies, the degree to which ESG considerations are incorporated varies across strategies but in all cases investment stewardship considerations are paramount. We have undertaken a significant amount of research on systematically integrating ESG considerations into portfolios using our extensive database of ESG data and metrics licensed from third parties.  This research has been used to refine our investment process and develop customised client solutions.

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Meet the Realindex team

Andrew Francis

Chief Executive

Dr. David Walsh

Head of Investments

Dr Joanna Nash

Senior Quantitative Portfolio Manager

Dr Ron Guido

Senior Quantitative Portfolio Manager

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