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IU was officially formed in Sydney in 2012, by Adam La Vars, following a financial markets career originally beginning in 2001. Under ASIC we are licensed to provide services ranging from General Financial Advice to Equities and Derivatives.

More about licensing, contact details are here.

Our core business is fully managed accounts – for those who are looking for a tailorable & reliable hands-off investment. 

For those who wish to take a hands-on approach, we provide quality-focussed analysis, alerts, education & consultancy.

A large portion are retirees or in preparation for. The majority of our clients seek a reliable, hands-off investment, with a focus upon long-term survivability and defensiveness. These clients prioritise risk-management, security of funds, transparency and access to cash.

A smaller portion of our clients are more risk-assertive. For them we offer the same robust approach, but with higher risk multiples applied for greater growth potential.

All clients benefit from quality-focussed education and updates, at least for the sake of transparency. Guest members have ongoing access to such, at no cost nor obligation.

For clients looking for enhanced guidance, analysis and education – we offer a VIP service providing this and more.

Despite our ASIC licensing, we do not directly accept (nor have any access to) client funds. Client funds are deposited directly to a partnering broker. Clients using a managed account service would authorise us to place orders on their account only.

Our primary partners are first-tier Australian brokers only, and are the largest and most well-established of their kinds. Client funds are held in segregated client trust accounts, under maximum protection of ASIC client money laws. NAB is typically used by our partner brokers, though the client is not required to directly establish an account with NAB.

In almost all cases, the broker application process is 100% digital, and takes 10-15 minutes to complete.

Once established, the client submits a short additional form, authorising us to connect their account. From this point, the client account receives orders along with the rest of the clients, according to the strategy.

Our primary revenue source is from trade execution and management. From some brokers we receive a fixed fee. 

For managed accounts, there are no establishment, management, performance, subscription, data or software fees. Managed accounts pay for their trades only. Rates can vary, depending upon the broker and amount deposited. Rates typically are less than 1.5x the broker’s standard rates.

For clients who wish to handle their own accounts, there are no markups on the standard costs charged by partnering brokers.

For our VIP service – which is primarily for those who wish to handle their own accounts – for we charge a monthly/annual subscription; although this can potentially waived if the client chooses to use a partnering broker to place trades.

For the sake of maximum risk-mitigation, the world’s largest and most liquid markets are favoured. This includes US equities, global equity indices, and a large focus upon major global currency markets.

The suggested minimum for the managed-account service is $10,000 (AUD/equivalent). Clients with a higher risk tolerance may start with less.

Those looking to handle their own accounts, naturally, may start with any amount they like, according to minimums set by brokers, which can range from $500 – $10,000, depending on the broker and account-type.

Since its inception, IU has a always had a strong belief in communicating ideas through education. By making full use of today’s technology, our commitment to the utmost possible transparency, and ongoing client-relationship development, can be maximised.

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To learn more about specifics relating to the market, approach, performance concepts, risk management and more:

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4) Connect with us for ongoing updates – here via Facebook Messenger

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