Practice Management

  • A good team, a good business

    Transitioning to a managed accounts structure can be challenging for any advice business, particularly for smaller boutique firms. Michael Bova (Family Wealth Advisory) joins Steven Jessop (Lonsec) in explaining some of the key considerations advice practices need to make when transitioning to managed accounts.


  • An MDA journey: Lessons learnt along the way

    Staring out with MDAs in 1997, Findex has become one of Australia’s largest providers of MDA model portfolios. Speaking at the IMAP Adviser Roadshow 2021, Kieran Canavan shares some of the insights and lessons learnt from running MDAs over the last 24 years.

  • IMAP Announces 2020 Managed Account Awards Finalists

    The Institute of Managed Account Professionals (IMAP) has announced the finalists of the 2020 IMAP Managed Account Awards. covering categories for Innovation, LIcensee (for MDA programs developed integrated into the advice process, and both single sector asset classes and multi asset class programs delivered as either MDA portfolios of platform based SMAs...

  • IMAP's Independent Thought - Podcast Series informing on Managed Accounts, Investment Strategies, and the Investment Environment

  • The rise of specialist advice businesses

    Paul Barratt CEO AZ NGA

    “I think that businesses in the future will have an element of specialisation. They still might offer a raft of different services, but advice businesses will increasingly become deep and narrow with their skill set. The days of having generalists providing a bit of everything will become increasingly limited.”

  • Uptake of managed accounts accelerates

    The appetite of investors and financial planners for managed accounts continues to grow, with new client inflows into managed accounts expected to surge over the next  3 years. 70% of Australian financial planners, representing approximately 12,000 practitioners, are now using managed accounts or intend to - up from 44 per cent in 2012

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