imperium markets

the power to command

Who We Are?

A Little About Us

A financial technology (“Fintech”) business applying innovation and technology to re-imagine financial markets.

Providing an integrated end to end portfolio solution for wholesale investors in the financial markets.

From a single dashboard investors are able to execute transactions manage compliance complete internal and external reports as well as measure performance.

Imperium Markets is the first Fintech to be granted a "tier 2" licence to operate a financial market under subsection 795B (1) of the Corporations Act 2001.

Imperium means "the power to command". We put our customers in command of their investments with Portfolio management, compliance, price discovery and reporting in real time.

(Stu Burns - CEO)

Why Choose Us?

6 Reasons Why We Are The Best


Imperium's investment platform automates many processes for debt markets, including investing, portfolio management, forecasting, valuations and settlement.


More readily availabile market pricing, so you can always achieve best execution rates, with all offers audit trailed and available for analysis.


Imperium offers both pre-trade and post trade compliance for your portfolio and trades. Never breach your investment mandates again.


Returns on investment are improved by gaining access to Imperium's market data, either via our platform reporting or via our API for your 'big data' analysis.


Meet all of your statutory obligations for monthly and annual reporting using data and visuals sourced directly from the Imperium platform.


Imperium data is stored according to world's best practice by the world's data security experts.

Meet The Team

Over 100 combined years of Banking and Investment Management experience

Stu Burns

Chief Executive Officer
and Partner

  • +61 433 661 306
  • stu.burns@imperium.markets
  • Level 14, 5 Martin Place, Sydney

Stu Burns

Stu has over 20 years experience working in Interest Rate Derivatives, Futures, Money Market, Fixed Interest, Structured Credit and Equity Products. He has built and managed businesses for both WBC Financial Markets and CBA Global Markets dealing interest rate products to wholesale investors. As a Director of Longreach Capital Markets (partially owned by JP Morgan) was responsible for the issuance of over $600mill of Capital Protected Credit & Equity linked notes. More recently he has been a principal of SR2 Capital and Denison Financial Advisory originating $500mill in infrastructure loans and advising on wholesale investors income portfolios.

Rod Lewis

Chief Strategy Officer and Partner

  • +61 414 996 489
  • rod.lewis@imperium.markets
  • Level 14, 5 Martin Place, Sydney

Rod Lewis

Rod Lewis has over 30 years experience in banking and financial markets. Rod spent 10 years with First Boston Australia as Director of fixed Income and 17 years with CBA Global Markets. Rod’s CBA experience included 6 years as head of Fixed Income trading followed by 5 years as Head of Debt Syndicate. Rod then spent 6 years as Head of Global Markets trading with responsibility for teams trading FX, Commodities, Derivatives and Fixed Income globally. Rod was a member of the AFMA Market Governance committee for six years. For the last 4 years Rod has consulted on product design and markets with Yieldbroker, Australia’s largest established electronic market for Australian Interest Rate Securities and Derivatives.

Rod Lane

Chief Operating Officer and Partner

  • +61 416 236 739
  • rod.lane@imperium.markets
  • Level 14, 5 Martin Place, Sydney

Rod Lane

Rod has over 25 years of financial markets experience in Sydney, London and Melbourne. His most recent role was Managing Director / Head of Foreign Exchange for Merrill Lynch Australia and prior to that fulfilled various Senior Management roles with CBA Global Markets. He was also a member of the RBA Foreign Exchange Markets Committee and The Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Australia Advisory Board.

Paul Missio

Chief Information Officer and Partner

  • paul.missio@imperium.markets
  • Level 14, 5 Martin Place, Sydney

Paul Missio

Paul has over 30 years experience in the development of financial technology platforms for Securities Trading, Risk management, Wealth Management, Exchange, Settlements and Regulatory compliance. Paul has worked with, and delivered solutions for Australia's leading financial institutions including Westpac Trading Bank, Macquarie Private Wealth, Sydney Futures Exchange, Austraclear, AMP Capital, Bankers Trust Australia, Macquarie Bank and MLC. Paul has created applications for Equities, Debt markets, FX, Futures, Options and Derivatives.

Michael Chandra

Head of Client Advisory

  • michael.chandra@imperium.markets
  • Level 14, 5 Martin Place, Sydney

Michael Chandra

Michael has over 10 years experience working in the financial markets as an analyst, client relationship manager and independent investment advisor to middle market and institutional clients, in particular, the local government sector. In previous roles, Michael has been responsible for providing advice on over $4bn of client funds consisting of short and long term interest rate and credit market products, as well as managed funds. By sourcing investment opportunities from ADIs, branches and other financial intermediaries, Michael has continually generated superior returns and enhanced client outcomes. The strong and consistent long-term out performance of his clients’ portfolios, even throughout the GFC, makes him amongst the leading investment advisors within the local government sector.

Mick Cross

Manager Local Government Business

  • mick.cross@imperium.markets
  • Level 14, 5 Martin Place, Sydney

Mick Cross

Mick has over 30 years experience working in Local Government in a variety of roles, including 10 years as Finance Manager of MidCoast Water. He was responsible for all aspects of a loan portfolio of $250mill and investment portfolio of +$75mill. His intimate knowledge of the Local Government investment and financing sector, from the day to day management through to annual reporting and audit has underlined his view that the efficiencies and benefits that the Imperium Markets platform delivers has real application and relevance to the Local Government industry.

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