Financial Services Guide

Financial Services Guide

This FSG is designed to provide you important information regarding the services offered by PIR, which should be read prior to utilising our financial services. It has details regarding our licensed entity including the following

    How you can contact us
    What services we are authorised to provide
    How we are remunerated for these service
    Any (potential) conflicts of interest we may have

1. Issue Date:

1 July 2016

2. Issued by:

This Financial Services Guide (FSG) is issued by: Property Investment Research ("PIR"), which is an Authorised Representative ASIC number 001243022 of Mainstreet Investor Research Pty Limited (AFSLNo. 293655). .

3. About this Financial Services Guide:

This FSG is designed to provide you important information regarding the services offered by PIR, which should be read prior to utilising our financial services. It includes details regarding our licensed entity, including the following:

  •     How you can contact us;      
  •     What services we are authorised to provide;
  •     How we are remunerated for these services;
  •     Any (potential) conflicts of interest we may have; and

Our internal and external dispute resolution process.The content of this FSG is general information only and does not take into account any person’s particular needs or objectives. PIR provides no warranty as to the suitability, for any person, of the services outlined in this FSG.

4. Contact details:

Property Investment Research
Postal Address: Level 10, 50 Pitt Street, Sydney
Tel: (02) 8296 1161
Email: client.services@pir.com.au
Website: www.pir.com.au

5. PIR

PIR offers general advice to wholesale and retail clients in the form of web based research, which includes a detailed analysis of the Australian securitised property market (listed and unlisted property trusts, property syndicates and development/land funds).

6. Subscription:

To cater to these requirements, we tailor our products and services into three main categories:

  Free PIR Investment Monitor PIR Professional Corporate Membership
Recent news and commentary on the sector
Unlisted property fund evaluation reports, with ratings
Access to announcements on conferences & industry events
Access to comprehensive monthly publication with editorial, stock recommendations, sector tables, and global property sector statistics
Access to all sections of PIR website
Access to industry-leading Annual Property Funds Industry Survey
Access to PIR staff for one-on-one briefings
Complimentary access to annual PIR Property Industry Funds Forum
Annual fee
Free

$300 per user
More information

$2000 per user
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Customised solution
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7. Nature of Advice Warning

Please note that PIR will not provide personal advice (advice that takes into consideration one or more of your financial objectives, circumstances or needs). We are obliged to warn you that our general advice provided to you as a retail client does not take account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Therefore, you are required to ensure that you obtain advice from a licensed professional  regarding the suitability, for your own circumstances, of utilising our products and services. Past performance is not inciative of future performance. Securities are subject to investment risk including the possible loss of the principle amount invested. The research provided is for information only, and does not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation to buy any security or other financial instrument. The information available on this website are as of a date, and are subject to change at anytime without prior notice. All subscribers acknowldge that they have read in full and understand the terms and conditions of the website.

8.Financial Services Provided

For details regarding the AFSL authorisations held please refer Appendix 1.

9. Method of Providing Financial Services

If you wish to utilise our research services, you may issue us with instructions

  • Via the telephone;
  • Via the internet; or
  • Such other method (email) as may be mutually agreed.

Payment may be effected by credit card or cheque.

10.Professional Indemnity Insurance

Pursuant to s912B of the Corporations Act (and Corporations Regulation 7.6.02AAA), we note that  the company, maintains adequate professional indemnity insurance to cover the financial services provided. The policy provides coverage to cover claims regarding professional indemnity, including misleading and deceptive conduct, intellectual property, defamation and fraud/dishonesty payable by PIR per professional indemnity policy claim.

The cover extends (subject to policy terms and conditions) to the conduct of representatives/employees who no longer work for but who did at the time conduct occurred, that could give rise for compensation. Further information is available upon request.

11. Our record-keeping obligations

PIR will seek to ensure that comprehensive and accurate records of all services and products and client dealings are properly maintained.

12. Remuneration

Services which are provided to retail clients as detailed in section 6.

13.Disclosure of any relevant conflicts of interest

We do not have any relationships or associations that might influence us in providing you with our services.

PIR does not receive, whether directly or indirectly, any fee, commission, benefit or advantage (pecuniary or otherwise) in connection with the statements or recommendations contained in our research reports, newsletters or website. All research is undertaken on a fully independent and unbiased basis.

14. Dispute Resolution

The Financial Ombudsman Service Limited (FOS) is an external dispute resolution authority that provides free advice and assistance to help resolve complaints relating to members of the financial services industry, including managed investment schemes, pooled superannuation trusts, financial advice, investment advice and sales of financial or investment products.
Contact details for FOS:

Telephone: 1300 78 08 08
Fax: (03) 9613 6399
Website: http://www.fos.org.au

Postal Address:
Financial Ombudsman Service Limited
PO Box 3
Melbourne VIC 3001

15.Privacy

Your privacy is important to us and we are committed to compliance with the Privacy Act and the 13 Australian Privacy Principles, (APPs). We obtain personally identifiable information primarily in the course of providing products, information and services to our clients. We may disclose your personal information to external or related parties who act on our behalf in the operation of our business. Such external parties are required and committed to protecting your privacy. PIR will not otherwise disclose your personal information without your consent, except as authorised or required by privacy laws. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

A copy of our Prvacy policy is available from our website.

Appendix 1

Mainstreet Investor Research Pty Limited

ACN 111 536 700 Licence No: 293655

Effective 29 March 2012

Authorisation

1. This licence authorises the licensee to carry on a financial services business to:
(a) provide general financial product advice for the following classes of financial products:
(i) debentures, stocks or bonds issued or proposed to be issued by a government;
(ii) interests in managed investment schemes including:
(A) investor directed portfolio services;
and
(iii) securities; and
(b) deal in a financial product by:
(i) arranging for another person to apply for, acquire, vary or dispose of financial products in respect of the following classes of financial products:
(A) securities;
to retail and wholesale clients.