IMAP FUM Census Release June 2017

Managed Account Funds Grow Substantially - IMAP Releases Latest  FUM Census

IMAP has released the latest data in its 6 monthly Managed Accounts FUM Census.

As at 30 June 2017, FUM in Managed Accounts stood at $47.97 bn. This balance represents an increase of $8.88 bn (or 22.5%) on the 31 Dec 2016 FUM total of $39.17 bn and is made up as follows:



30 June 2017

31 Dec 2016

Incr/Decr $

Incr/Decr %






MDA services





Other services










Toby Potter Chair of IMAP said “$4.1 billion of this increase has come from companies who have been added to the census, but the over half of the increase is organic growth as advisers increasingly view Managed Account services as their preferred service model for a certain client segment.

This is a growth rate of approximately 25% p.a. and this is before several of the large platforms have begun to properly implement the managed account capability they are just now developing. Taking out the new participants from the MDA data gives annual growth rates of 25-30% for SMA and MDA.”

“Thirty seven companies participated in the latest Managed Accounts FUM Census ranging from the very large (major platforms and banks) and smaller MDA Providers.” said Potter. “With several organisations moving service offerings into the larger platforms, and new entrants, this continues to be a very dynamic market.”

“IMAP’s recent Portfolio Management conference highlighted the varied nature of the managed account services and business models able to be offered by advisers, even within a similar platform and this is clearly working well for those advisers and organisations that have embraced Managed Accounts”

Mr. Potter says “IMAP has analysed the increase in Funds under management for managed accounts using the S&P ASX 200 market movement index over the past 6 months of 1.0% as an indicator, and $0.39bn of the growth is likely the result of market movement.

This means that $4.4bn of the growth in FUM comes from existing participants growing their Managed Accounts business, compared with 2.5 bn in previous 6 month period.”

IMAP wishes to expressly thank all census contributors - a number of whom are listed below (by permission):

- BT Panorama

- Cameron Harrison Asset Management

- Colonial First State

- EC Pohl & Co 

- Elston

- Federation Alliance

- Finclear

- Implemented Portfolios

- Macquarie

- Netwealth

- Ralton Asset Management / Copia Partners



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Toby Potter, Chair

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