Individually Managed Accounts are a tailored investment management vehicle combining direct share ownership with professional management. We first developed Individually Managed Accounts or IMAs in 1995 to provide a better form of professional investment management.
An IMA is a portfolio owned directly by the investor and managed by a professional investment manager to meet the specific and individual needs of each investor.
We offer three investment strategies through an IMA structure: Australian equity, growth & income, and international shares
Individually Managed Accounts provide many benefits including:
Tailored investment management to suit each individual investor
Portfolio holdings and transaction transparency
Ability to participate in institutional share offerings
Safekeeping of assets through an independent custodian
Tax effective investment management to manage tax outcomes such as capital gains
Ability to import an existing portfolio without incurring capital gains tax
The attributes of direct share ownership, including franking credits and potential tax concessions
In addition to investment management and reporting, our IMA offering includes on-line account access, formal quarterly portfolio performance appraisals, portfolio commentary, and annual tax reporting.
For a comparison of different investment structures including Individually Managed Accounts, managed funds, ETFs, Separately Managed Accounts, and listed investment companies, see PPM's white paper Investment Structures Matter.
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