Over the past week Livewire has run a feature on generating alpha through effective investment idea generation and screening. We learned that there is no substitute for meeting with as many companies as possible. Valuable ideas also come from advisers, other investors, monitoring buying and selling of company insiders, attending conferences and reading widely. We also got an insight into the quantitative and qualitative filters that are applied to screen these ideas. So we’ve read the theory, now it’s time to see the processes in action. We asked our five contributing Managers to each share a stock that has recently passed their filters. Insights provided by OC Funds Management, K2 Asset Management, Katana Asset Management, Bennelong Australian Equity Partners and Totus Capital.