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SQM Research Ratings Update - January 2018

SQM Research has released its Top 5 SQM Rated Funds for January 2018

Please see below for SQM Research's Market Benchmarks for January 2018
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Please see below for SQM Research's Top 50 ETFs for January 2018

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5th Annual An Afternoon of Property
Agenda out now!

Our 5th annual An Afternoon of Property 2018 conference looks like being a challenging and thought-provoking start to the year. We promise you an interesting program, so check out the Agenda

We have assembled a group of industry experts to share their insights in various sectors within property such as Mortgage Trusts, Property Securities, Infrastructure and Direct Property. 
Our guest master of ceremonies will be 
Peter Switzer, Australia’s leading business and financial commentator and award-winning broadcaster.  Peter will also present his 2018 Economic Outlook.   
The afternoon will conclude with Louis Christopher’s annual Residential Property Outlook.
Where:    Maritime Ballroom, Hyatt Regency
                161 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000
When:     Thursday 22nd March 2018, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

To register for the event or book a table for your company, please click 

If you are a current subscriber of an SQM product, you can receive a 20% discount on ticket prices.

The event includes lunch and afternoon tea, followed by a networking function with drinks, and canapés. 
The event has also been accredited for 4.0 CPD points by the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

Ratings Table
To see the entire table of SQM Research's fund ratings, click HERE
(Please note: In order to view individual ratings reports you must be subscribed to SQM Research Ratings research. To subscribe, click HERE)

For further information: 
Rob da Silva
Head of Research
SQM Research
Tel:      (02) 9220 4606

Louis Christopher
Managing Director
SQM Research
Tel:       (02) 9220 4666

About SQM Research 
SQM Research is an independent property advisory, ratings and forecasting research 
house which specialises in providing accurate property related advice, research and data to financial institutions, property developers and real estate investors. For more information please visit
Research Methodology
In general, the assessment approach adopted by SQM Research incorporates a combination of qualitative and quantitative research techniques to assess property investment products. Information generated is passed through the SQM Research assessment model at the completion of the assessment process. The assessment model generates a product score, which correlates to a specific star rating (out of a maximum of five stars). Each star rating covers a scoring range, allowing products to be ranked within quarter star increments.
Following are descriptions for each of the star ratings, which have been developed as a guide for dealer group research teams and investment committees:
4.5 stars and above – Outstanding. Highly suitable for inclusion on APLs.
4 stars to 4.25 stars – Superior. Suitable for inclusion on most APLs.
3.75 stars – Good. Consider for APL inclusion.
3.5 stars – Average. Consider for APL inclusion, subject to advice restrictions.
3.25 stars – Caution required. Not suitable for most APLs.
3 stars – Strong caution required. Not suitable for most APLs.
Below 3 stars – Avoid or redeem. Not suitable for APL inclusion.
Hold – The rating is currently suspended until SQM Research receives further information. A rating is typically put on hold for a period of 2 days to 4 weeks.
Withdrawn – The rating is no longer applicable. Significant issues have arisen, and investors should avoid or redeem units in the fund.
The rating contained in this document is issued by SQM Research Pty Ltd ABN 93 122 592 036. SQM Research is an investment research firm that undertakes research on investment products exclusively for its wholesale clients, utilising a proprietary review and star rating system. The SQM Research star rating system is of a general nature and does not take into account the particular circumstances or needs of any specific person. The rating may be subject to change at any time. Only licensed financial advisers may use the SQM Research star rating system in determining whether an investment is appropriate to a person’s particular circumstances or needs. You should read the product disclosure statement and consult a licensed financial adviser before making an investment decision in relation to this investment product. SQM Research receives a fee from the Fund Manager for the research and rating of the managed investment scheme.
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