Why Us

Imperium Markets currently works with Issuers and Wholesale Investors across the Australian and New Zealand money market and fixed income markets

The First Fintech

Tier 2 Markets Licence

Imperium Markets was the first Fintech in Australia to be granted a Tier 2 markets licence by ASIC to generate greater transparency and efficiency, in what historically has been an opaque market

Imperium Markets was founded by a team of highly experienced money market, fixed income and technology practitioners, all of whom have had extensive day to day experience with the historical analogue process of dealing in financial markets, both as an Issuer or as a Wholesale Investor.

Digital Transformation

Other financial market products have transitioned to new technology and a digital experience, however, the money market and fixed income markets remain opaque, cumbersome and exposed to multiple risk and compliance issues.

The need for the digital transformation of this market is obvious. 

Imperium Markets technology solves this requirement by delivering digital 
transformation for Issuers and Wholesale Investors alike.


Our Solution

What Sets Us Apart?

By thinking about digital transformation and solving known issues for the entire market, Imperium Markets delivers a number of key market solutions:

  • Access to a true technology solution, where outdated, analogue processes are disrupted, not market participants 
  • Ability to apply secure, cloud hosted technology and automate workflows for all market participants, not just one side
  • A tailored technology solution to meet the specific needs of Issuers (banks) and Wholesale Investors
  • Continuous release deployment, new features regularly being released into production, driven by user feedback
  • Ability for Investors to view, transact, manage compliance and report on their portfolio, via the deposit markets only true digital platform experience
  • Ability for Issuers to manage their entire term deposit books, interact and enhance their clients experience, confirm trades, improve compliance, automated reporting and access market data, via the market’s only Term Deposit Dashboard
  • An ASIC licensed, organised and structured electronic RFQ market – the only digital execution option in the market for term deposits
  • Compliance by design – real time policy management, segregation of duties set up, name, date and time stamping, for all transactions
  • Globally recognised security and data encryption at rest and in transit, with all data securely held and backed up in Australia
  • Warm introductions between Issuers and new Investors, we do not complete AML/KYC on behalf of Issuers
  • No involvement in the deal settlement process, funds are never touched by Imperium Markets
  • Individual authorised user access, via individual email and password log in – two factor authentication available
  • Imperium Markets offers integration to legacy and third party systems via a variety of connectivity methods, including our open API infrastructure

Our Team

Stu Burns

Chief Executive Officer

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 $600million of Capital Protected Credit & Equity linked notes. More recently he has been a principal of SR2 Capital and Denison Financial Advisory originating $500million in infrastructure loans and advising on wholesale investors income portfolios.

Rod Lewis


Rod 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 6 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.

Paul Missio

Chief Information Officer

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.

Tom Rowe

Senior Solutions Specialist

Tom is a treasury professional with applied markets experience gained from roles held in banking, mining and food-manufacturing industries. He brings an in-depth knowledge of foreign exchange, interest rate and commodity markets from a sales, product structuring and hedging policy point of view. He approaches problems with a continuous-improvement/audit mindset specifically looking at where technology can be better utilised to streamline processes, reduce operational risk and improve compliance.

Jala Burns

Head of Institutions

Jala is an experienced financial markets practitioner with over 25 years’ experience predominantly in Foreign Exchange and Interest Rates. Deep product knowledge that encompasses both developed and emerging markets – including associated derivatives & technology platforms. Jala has built businesses from ground zero for Investment Banks in Australia. A solutions based approach encompassing legal, credit, technology and tax, resulted in streamlined onboarding and sales. Having seen foreign exchange markets transition to platform, her experience will bring significant benefits to the digital transformation of money and debt securities markets onto Imperium marketplace.

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