FIIG - The Fixed Income Experts

Professional fixed income portfolio management

The Managed Income Portfolio Service provides investors access to a menu of products that combine the benefits of total return, capital stability and regular income with direct ownership and professional management.

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The benefits of investing with MIPS



The MIPS Portfolio Management team are experts focused entirely on creating value for investors.



Investors benefit from a regular income (coupon) stream that can either be distributed to a nominated bank account or automatically reinvested.  



MIPS maximises diversity through FIIG’s unique DirectBond service enabling us  to offer bonds in $10,000 parcels. A $1M investment could hold 100 different bonds.



The bonds are held in your own name, they are not units in a trust.

How MIPS Works

Once you have chosen an Investment Program, the MIPS Portfolio Management Team (PMT) will invest in fixed income assets according to the program’s mandate and replicate its model portfolio. The MIPS PMT will rebalance your holdings in response to changes in markets and investment opportunities.

As a MIPS client, you receive:

  • Regular income payments (coupons) either reinvested or paid into your nominated account.
  • The opportunity to subscribe to multiple Investment Programs.
  • The option to transfer approved assets ‘in-specie’ into your MIPS account.
  • Full transparency, with 24/7 online access to your portfolio’s performance, valuations, transactions and income.
  • Monthly and annual statements of portfolio accounts, and a quarterly economic and fixed income market commentary from the MIPS PMT.
  • Invitation to regular presentations by the MIPS PMT in each state office.
  • Custodial services.
  • Compliance monitoring, supervisory oversight and independent audit by KPMG. 

MIPS offers wholesale investors the opportunity to earn meaningful improvements in returns and liquidity over Cash and Term Deposits through the direct ownership of a significantly diverse range of quality assets that include Australian Bank and Corporate Bonds

kieran-quaineKieran Quaine, Head of MIPS Portfolio Management

Upcoming events

Overview of MIPS product changes and quarterly performance review - Sydney

16 April, 12:00 p.m

Discover the distinct advantages of investing through FIIG’s Managed Income Portfolio Service (MIPS).

Why invest with MIPS?

Investing with MIPS provides the following benefits:

  • Professional fixed income portfolio management by industry experts.
  • Choice of two Investment Programs or a customised Investment Mandate for investments over $10M.
  • Maximum diversification through the use of FIIG’s DirectBonds service, independent of your investment volume and the Investment Program chosen.
  • Direct beneficial ownership of the portfolio of fixed income securities via your own custody account
  • Cut down on administration as FIIG administers any notices and corporate actions related to your investments.
  • Simple and clear fee structure.

Investors can choose from two MIPS Investment Programs, with a minimum investment of $1M, each designed to appeal to a range of investors’ product preferences, target returns and credit risk tolerances. Alternatively, Investors with a minimum of $10 can customise their Investment Mandate.

About FIIG’s Managed Income Portfolio Service

Meet your Portfolio Manager

Frequently asked questions

MIPS is the professional fixed income management business unit within FIIG Securities that is available to clients who qualify as ‘wholesale’ and have a minimum of $1M of capital to invest.

  • MIPS clients each own a stand-alone individually managed portfolio (IMP) managed by the MIPS Portfolio Management Team (PMT) in accordance with the MIPS Program selected by the client.
  • All investment decisions for the IMP are made by the PMT in accordance with the selected program’s remit.
  • The service currently offers two unique investment programs, designed to appeal to a broad range of investor appetites, and a third opportunity of customisation of investment mandates for investment in excess of $10M.
  • All programs only invest in Australian Dollar denominated bonds and contain no derivative exposure.
  • MIPS has been in operation since October 2015 and has delivered a performance record of merit.

The Managed Income Portfolio Service (MIPS) as an investment manager, is independent of FIIG Securities but MIPS clients benefit from the product design advantages and infrastructure that FIIG Securities provides.

The service combines a number of unique attributes built by FIIG Securities to ultimately deliver clients professional management of a stand-alone (IMP) account that contains a highly diversified portfolio of assets that are directly owned, the income from which can be either distributed or re-invested, as instructed by the investor.

FIIG’s unique attributes include:  

  • Secondary market access to volumes less than $500k face value ownership (as low as 10k) via FIIG’s ‘Direct Bond’ Service.
  • Primary market access to high yield assets via FIIG’s Debt Capital Markets (DCM) Origination Service and guaranteed allocation without obligation to commit.
  • Access to both external and in-house (FIIG Securities) research.
  • Liquidity for investment grade assets via the interbank market.
  • Liquidity for non-investment grade product via FIIG Securities distribution platform.

MIPS Investment Programs

The Managed Income Portfolio Service provides investors access to a menu of products that combine the benefits of total return, capital stability and regular income with direct ownership and professional management. The minimum investment amount for MIPS is $1M for each investment program, or $10M for a Customised Investment Program.

Conservative Income

Regular income through exposure to investment grade rated debt only. Conservative Income invests in investment grade rated senior and subordinate bonds only. Longer dated bonds form a key part of portfolios generating yield from credit and interest rates. The mix of holdings of fixed and floating rate bonds will shift through the interest rate cycle.

Income Plus

Regular income through exposure to both senior and subordinate debt. Income Plus has a broader mandate to invest across the capital structure, senior through to subordinated bonds, and across the credit spectrum to include investment and non-investment grade rated bonds. The allocation to select non-investment grade credits is based upon corporate credit strength. The portfolio credit exposure mix of rated and unrated senior and subordinate bonds will shift through the credit cycle.

Customised Investment Programs

For investments of $10m+

MIPS offers the ability to create a bespoke fixed income portfolio based on your key investment objectives including liquidity, credit, duration, diversification and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) position.

Meet the MIPS team

Kieran Quaine
Head of Portfolio Management

Kieran has over 30 years of experience in the fixed income market, primarily as a fund manager responsible for investing multiple billions of dollars across a broad range of investment mandates. His expertise includes proprietary interest rate trading, debt origination, syndication and institutional sales.

Megan Romeo
Portfolio Manager 

Megan has over 15 years of experience in fixed-income markets. She graduated with Honors from the Swinburne University of Technology with a Bachelor of Science (Physics), majoring in Quantum Mechanics, and applies her mathematical capability and programming expertise to specialist modelling analysis of bond markets. Immediately before joining FIIG, Megan served as the Senior Fixed Income Analyst at ICE (formerly Interactive Data) and also spent time at S&P Capital IQ.

Megan joined FIIG Securities in 2015, where she is a foundation member of FIIG's MIPS team and has been integral in securing FUM growth to exceed $450m (at peak). In this role, she has designed and implemented specialist software to model and trade across a myriad of Investment Mandates subscribed to by in excess of 200 Individually Managed Portfolios totalling approx. $450m (at peak).

Megan is responsible for the efficient implementation of all investment strategies across both MIPS and the Trust (the Fund) based products, individually responsible for trading, cash flow management, and specific asset selection within asset sector allocation limits.

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