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Conexus Financial is Australia’s largest, independently owned publishing and events company. Its products span the institutional and retail financial services sectors in Australia and around the world. Conexus Financial boasts an unparalleled understanding of the markets, companies and individuals its products touch. Extensive editorial contacts and experience, along with comprehensive events-management capability, position Conexus uniquely among its competitors. Its events are staged both globally and domestically, and key decision-makers around the globe read its publications.

Through knowlege, insights and connections, Conexus Financial is a catalyst for a more informed world.

Intelligence for institutional investors

Investment Magazine is the leading publication covering Australian institutional investment.

Founded in 2004, Investment Magazine is the leading superannuation, institutional investment and fund management publication in Australia. Investment Magazine provides trusted information that helps guide chief investment officers and their teams from multibillion-dollar superannuation funds, insurance and sovereign wealth funds, as they track the investable dollar and invest it wisely.

Aleks Vickovich

editor-IN-CHIEF,
INVESTMENT MAGAZINE

Insights from the editor

Investment Magazine is the trusted superannuation, institutional investment and fund management publication in Australia, helping guide Australia’s CIO’s and their teams as they track the investable dollar and invest it wisely. We connect you with a A$3.5 trillion community of Australian institutional asset owners.

We provide in-depth, monthly analysis of trends and developments for all the businesses in which superannuation funds engage‚ including asset allocation, investment manager selection, custody and fund accounting, member administration, group insurance and compliance.

Investment Strategies

How Australia’s largest asset owners make decisions

LEADERSHIP & PROFILES

In-depth interviews with institutional leaders

INDUSTRY & REGULATION

The latest policy and reguation development

Operations

The inside track on custody, technology and operational due diligence

Member EngagEment

Strategies, insights and case studies on how the industry can best serve members

Editorial team

The Investment Magazine editorial team have over 70 years combined experince in financial services. Our team of expert journalists boast extensive editorial contacts, connections and experience deliver the industry's highest quality content through our publications and events.

David Stratford

Senior Content and Relationship Manager

Darcy Song

Journalist

Simon Hoyle

Editor at large

Aleks Vickovich

Editor-in-Chief

Advisory board

Our esteemed advisory board leverage the intellectual capital and thought leadership of Australia’s largest asset owners to ensure the themes and topics of our editorial and events is highly relevant and addresses the most pertinent issues in the industry today.

Tanya Branwhite

Head of portfolio construction, TCorp

Teifi Whatley

Chief strategy and impact officer, Australian Retirement Trust

Peter Chun

Chief executive, UniSuper

Mark Burgess

Non-executive director, Australian Retirement Trust

Peter Curtis

Chief operating officer, AustralianSuper

Kristian Fok

Chief executive officer, Cbus Super

Andrew Polson

Chief executive, Frontier

Deanne Stewart

Chief executive, Aware Super

Events

8

Annual events

719

Delegates hosted in 2022

91

Percent attendance rate in 2022

We are experts in deliving exceptional and unique experinces, IN PERSON AND ONLINE.

We are committed to providing engaging and memorable experiences to inspire a sense of community within the institutional investment industry.

Laser focus on thought leadership and educational content 

Our programs are uniquely designed to offer deepened knowledge and understanding of the opportunities and challenges asset owners face through case studies, panel sessions and table discussions, which are infused into the program to promote peer learning and cohesion. The content of our programs evolves throughout the events; we guide the audience on a content journey through our curated programs. We enforce a strict no marketing environment where the focus is on knowledge sharing and thought leadership.

Exceptional access to Australia's largest superannuation funds

Our events are designed to be highly interactive and to facilitate interaction between sponsor partners and key asset owner decision markers.

Unparalleled networking opportunities 

True value is derived from quality time spent with asset owners over the course of the events and we provide an excellent platform for learning, networking and thought-provoking conversations. Our events offer a variety of opportunities to deepen relationships with asset owners including allocated seating and table discussions. These formalities and contrasted with informal networking experiences ranging from gala dinners to orchestrated seated lunches. Our events provide an unparalleled platform for embracing new contacts or strengthening relationships with new or existing clients.

Maximise your ROI

To ensure you derive the most value from our events, we highly recommended that attendees are present for all conference sessions and social functions, are actively engaged and participate in table discussions and debates.


25

YEARS OF 
CONFERENCES

4,584

DELEGATES HOSTED
IN 2020

EXPERTS IN PHYSICAL & DIGITAL EXPERIENCES

11

ANNUAL EVENTS

The sessions totally met my expectations - good discussions… Your team is very experienced and ran a very polished webinar. Well done.

Nirav Shah

Research manager for diversified funds, BT Funds Management NZ

The sessions totally met my expectations - good discussions… Your team is very experienced and ran a very polished webinar. Well done.

Nirav Shah

Research manager for diversified funds, BT Funds Management NZ

Well organised and professionally run, with smooth transitions and good speakers.

Declan Walsh

Investment manager, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)

Great getting to hear from expert/quality speakers on specific topics.

Andrew Schmidt

Investment Analyst, Government Superannuation Fund Authority - NZ

Insights from peers was definitely a highlight. Everything went efficiently and to schedule.

Ben Lam

Senior Investment Manager, Colonial First State

Well put together and good flow.

Chris Artis

CIO, Meat Industry Employees Superannuation Fund

Well done - a worthwhile day!

Kevin O'Sullivan

CEO, UniSuper

Thanks for a great and engaging event, where politics were able to be left to one side in the pursuit of a common solution.

Carolyn Morris

Head of Superannuation Policy, APRA

Really valuable to hear what the industry is thinking/grappling with.

Peter Jamieson

Chief Customer Officer, Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC)

Very diverse range of speakers and topics.

Mark Spring

Strategic Implementation Manager, Local Government Super

Great to get up to date views from others.

Kylie Willment

Chief investment officer, Mercer

I watched most sessions via the content hub post-event and found this an extremely convenient way to watch quality content.

Chris Briggs

Finance Director, Cambridge Australia Scholarships

Very well organised. Certainly one of the better digital events I have attended!

Nirav Shah

Research Manager for Diversified Funds, BT Funds Management NZ (Westpac NZ)

Once again, a brilliant production. Great speakers, all very engaging.

Ben Kilmartin

Investment Committee Chair, Drummond Capital Partners

Sessions were clear, and well received.

Lena Sellaro

Manager Investment Administration, Suncorp

I really enjoyed the conference and found it engaging. I particularly liked the poll engagement.

Adam Tucker

Senior Manager, Investment Operations, REST Super

I found the event to be insightful and interesting. It’s always beneficial to get opinions for a cross section of the industry to be better informed to make our own decisions and learn from others.

Tracey Meadows

Team Lead – Senior Fund Accountant, Australian Ethical Investments

Very professionally run. Chairs and hosts were good. Speakers were leaders in their respective fields.

Michael Hong

Business Integration Manager, Finance, AustralianSuper

Well-structured and a good range of excellent presenters.

Simon Gross

Head of property, IOOF

Excellent insights from both asset owners and managers into the state of the global real estate market.

Ben Kilmartin

Investment Committee Chair, Drummond Capital Partners

Well-paced and good speakers.

Ken Williams

Independent Chairman and Member of Investment Committee, Statewide Super

Great program and speakers.

Rosemary Kelly

Chair, Investment Committee, Aware Super

A very high calibre conference was again presented. No impediment from being virtual for conference content.

Janet Torney

Chair, Club Plus Superannuation

As always Conexus Financial conferences are very strong.

David Plumb

Chair, BT Superannuation

Excellent day. Great cross section of leaders across industry, policy and thought leaders.

Hazel Bateman

Deputy Director, UNSW

Well done and congratulations on a successful forum. Extremely professional, well planned and a very inclusive selection of super funds to participate.

Mel Jose

GM - Superannuation, REST

Broad coverage suitable for my role as both investment executive and board director.

Kerri Pratt

Head of strategic partnerships, State Super (SAS Trustee)

Very beneficial hearing from a range of investors on key and relevant topics.

Scott Tully

General manager, investments, Colonial First State

Well organised and professionally run, with smooth transitions and good speakers.

Declan Walsh

Investment manager, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)

Audience insights

36,991

Average monthly pageviews

33,403

Average monthly unique visitors

11,664

Email subscribers

2,573

Twitter followers
@InvestmentMag

4,921

LinkedIn followers

Sample Reader Profile

48% Asset Owners

18% Fund Managers

5% Consultants

29% Other

(including regulators and academics)

Break down of asset owners

18% C-suite

29% Investment

16% Operations

12% Board of directors/trustees

16% Sales / marketing / PR / communication / client service

3% Administration

6% Other

Numbers as at March 2022

Digital advertisements

Investment Magazine is the leading industry publication for Australia's top institutional investors, which represent over A$1.5 trillion in fiduciary capital.

Billboard

970 x 250px

320 x 100px

Features globally across the website on all pages.

0.11%

Average click through rate

22,000

Average Impressions

100%

Share of Voice

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Billboard digital advetisment

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Leaderboard

970 x 90px

320 x 50px

Homepage placement.

0.11%

Average click through rate

22,000

Average Impressions

100%

Share of Voice

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leaderboard digital advetisment

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Rolling Half Page

300 x 600px

300 x 600px

Features globally across the site. Sticky placement that follows the user down the page on scroll.

0.18%

Average click through rate

24,000

Average Impressions

100%

Share of Voice

Example half page
half page digital advetisment

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Mrec

300 x 250px

300 x 250px

Features globally across the website on all pages.

0.03%

Average click through rate

28,000

Average Impressions

100%

Share of Voice

Example MREC
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Sponsored Content

Specs on request

Native advertising placement. Appears globally on the homepage and in article pages.

(Note: Stock Images to be provided by client.)

0.21%

Average click through rate

22,000

Average Impressions

100%

Share of Voice

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Skins

200 x 1050px

200 x 1050px

Features globally across the website on all pages.
*Does not display on screens smaller than 1800px wide

0.14%

Average click through rate

15,000

Average Impressions

100%

Share of Voice

Example skins
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Interstitial

500 x 500px

N/A

Displays for 5 seconds before closing automatically. Users can manually close the window.

1.5%

Average click through rate

10,000

Average Impressions

100%

Share of Voice

Example interstitial
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Website

General Specifications

  • Accepted file formats .jpg; .gif; .png; HTML5
  • Files should be optimised for web, large file sizes increase page load time
  • Please see Google DFP list of supported rich content vendors. If the creative tag comes from an unsupported vendor, we may not be able to provide analytics
  • 15-second max animation length
  • Max initial file load size 200kb

The Investment Magazine newsletter is delivered each Tuesday and Thursday to our 12,000+ subscribers, with an open rate of 44%

Leaderboard

728 x 90px

728 x 90px

Our most prominent branding placement.

0.11%

Average click through rate

44%

Average open rate

100%

Share of Voice

Example Leaderboard
leaderboard digital advetisment

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Mrec

300 x 250px

300 x 250px

The largest newsletter advertising placement.

0.13%

Average click through rate

44%

Average open rate

100%

Share of Voice

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Sponsored Content

264 x 207px

264 x 207px

Native advertising placement.

0.35%

Average click through rate

44%

Average open rate

100%

Share of Voice

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NewsLetter

General Specifications

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  • Large file sizes increase creative load time
  • HTML5 is not supported
Round Table

Roundtables

Investment Magazine roundtables, both in person or digital, present an opportunity to demonstrate thought leadership on key topical issues and trends that shape institutional investors’ decision-making. Roundtable participants consider pertinent industry issues, rather than being overt sales or marketing strategies.

Our roundtables comprise of six to eight leading figures from key stakeholder organisations to the chosen topic, plus two sponsor representatives. They are hosted bymanaging editor Julia Newbould 

Participants are determined collaboratively, leveraging both of our connections.

content amplification

The coverage from the roundtable will be published as an exclusive online feature and promoted via:

Website

Newsletter

Social Media

Sponsored microsite

Microsites are a highly collaborative content partnership, with an opportunity to exclusively own a section within the website.

Branding & concept

Microsites enable an equilibrium between branding and native content. The microsite will feature your branding, while the content is displayed in a native format that resonates with our readers.

Our editoial and client partnerships team will collaborate with you on a theme or topic based on our deep audience insights to promote your thought leadership and presence in the market.

Microsites showcase your thought leadership in the form of articles, videos, papers or podcasts that you would like to amplify to our audience.

Each month we will provide detailed performance analytics and collaborate with you on content decisions and amplification.

Content Distribution

Published as an exclusive online feature and promoted via:

Website

Social Media

Infocus report

Sponsored feature

Sponsored features, or InFocus Reports, are the most impactful media product in the market. Sponsored features allow you to skilfully showcase your organisations thought leadership, leveraging our editorial independence and insights.

Together we will workshop a topical issue, then ignite a conversation with your key brand representative to discuss the issue at length in an interview, collaborating with you on the questions content and editorial lens.

Two key industry stakeholders are then invited to provide input to add weight and diversity of thought to the conversation.

CONTENT DISTRIBUTION

Published as an exclusive online feature and promoted via:

Website

Newsletter

Social Media

Podcasts

Podcasts content has sky-rocketed as our audience embrace the convenience and diversity of multimedia to consume high quality content.

Podcasts are a highly-effective way to bring your brand to life and promote your key thought leaders alongside some of the country’s leading subject matter experts, boasting a long-term appeal with downloads and subscribers growing over time.

Partnership opportunities include bespoke podcast series, such as our Future of Super series, or standalone podcasts as part of our Market Narratives series.

We provide detailed feedback and analytics, allowing you to accurately measure the success of your campaign against key metrics.

Published online feature and promoted via:

Content Distribution

Investment Magazine Website Content Distribution

Website

Investment Magazine News Letter Content Distribution

Newsletter

Social Media

Video

Take a deep dive into a conversational style video interview with our in-house editorial and production team. We provide content curation and scripting, shooting, editing and distribution, including:

  • Editorial workshops and consultancy, scripting, leveraging our deep insights of content and digital events and roundtables
  • Professional shooting and production of a three to six-minute video
  • Video assets will be provided for distribution through your own channels
  • After your video has run, we will provide analytics, feedback and benchmarking.
Investment Magazine Video

Content Distribution

Published as an exclusive online feature and promoted via:

Website

Newsletter

Testimonials

Keri Pratt

Head of strategic partnerships, State Super (SAS Trustee)

Broad coverage suitable for my role as both investment executive and board director

Janet Torney

Chair, Club Plus Superannuation

A very high calibre content.

Scott Tully

General manager, investments, Colonial First State

Beneficial hearing from a range of investors on key and relevant topics.

Connect with our team

JORDAN COLEMAN

Sales Director - Australia

TIM BAKER

Media Sales Manager - Australia

Partner with Investment Magazine

We are a highly collaborative and purpose-driven organisation, and we take the time to understand your business and strategy to harness collaboration for the long-term.

Get in touch today for a bespoke partnership proposal.

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