OneVue adds international equities SMAs

OneVue adds international equities SMAs

Platform provider OneVue has added two international equities managers to its separately managed accounts (SMA) service.

Watershed Funds Management and Fat Prophets have been added as SMA managers to OneVue's wealth management platform Luminous.

Fat Prophets will transition its four international model portfolios onto the platform.

"International stocks provide investors with exposure to themes not always available in Australia," said Fat Prophets chief executive Angus Geddes, whose model portfolios invest in companies such as Wells Fargo and Alphabet Inc, parent company of Google and several other subsidiaries.

Watershed Funds Management is a Melbourne-based manager that invests in "high-quality global businesses on major global stock exchanges", said OneVue.

"The launch of the international separately managed account is exciting for us as clients appreciate the ability to see which international securities they own," said Watershed chief investment officer Adrian Rowley.

"This development completes the picture for us in managing all asset classes in a scalable efficient manner using OneVue’s blended model capability," Mr Rowley said.

OneVue head of platform services Lisa McCallum said she has seen "significant demand" from financial planners for direct exposure to international equities which is transparent.

"They want to see clearly which investments they hold, which is what an SMA delivers," Ms McCallum said.

OneVue said it would look to extend its international offering in the next few months to include direct international investing options for investors.

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