Insignia Financial half-year 2024 results

Insignia Financial half-year 2024 results

Insignia Financial today announced UNPAT for the six months ended 31 December 2023 (1H24) of $95.5 million, an increase of 1.2% on 1H23. NPAT in 1H24 was a loss of $49.9 million (1H23: +$45.1million) reflecting expenditure on strategic initiatives and remediation.

Commenting on the result, Insignia Financial Chief Executive Officer, Renato Mota said:

“We are pleased to deliver a solid half year result, as we continue to execute on our strategic priorities. 

“Following the acquisitions of ANZ’s Pensions & Investments business in 2020 and MLC in 2021, Insignia Financial is now one of Australia’s leading wealth managers. These acquisitions have played a key role in transforming the business and establishing a foundation for sustained growth. We have a diversified business model with a unique combination of capabilities delivering scale and value.

“Through disciplined execution we have delivered synergy benefits, integrated and simplified our product and operating structure, and enhanced our offering to clients, members, and advisers. The current period profit result reflects significant investments in future growth and our desire to complete the remediation programmes.

“It’s pleasing to see strong early progress against our FY24-26 strategic initiatives as we strengthen our foundation for growth and deliver the benefits of scale to our members, clients, and shareholders.”


  • Underlying net profit after tax (UNPAT1) of $95.5 million, up 1.2% on the prior corresponding period (pcp).
  • Statutory net profit after tax (NPAT) of ($49.9) million, compared to +$45.1 million in pcp2.
  • Net revenue increased 0.6% on pcp to $695.7 million, driven by higher average funds under management and administration (FUMA) from positive investment markets, partly offset by product and platform simplification repricing.
  • Expenses were largely flat on pcp, with $18 million in-period optimisation benefits offsetting annual salary growth and investment in cyber security and governance.
  • Closing FUMA increased by $15.5 billion (+5.4%) on pcp to $300.6 billion, supported by strong investment markets.
  • Remediation provisions of $72.6 million raised during the period, with required net funding from corporate cash and debt reduced to $24.8 million after tax and Trustee approved funding.
  • Optimisation program delivered $18 million of benefits in 1H24 and is on-track to deliver full-year benefits of $60-70 million and $175-$190 million per annum by the end of FY26.
  • MLC separation, MLC Wrap to Expand transition and separation of Rhombus Advisory all on-track.
  • 1H24 interim dividend of 9.3 cents per share, payable on 3 April 2024.

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1. Reconciliation of NPAT to UNPAT included in slide 34 of the Results Presentation.
2. Statutory NPAT pcp includes discontinued operations of Australian Executor Trustees business. Other items shown on a continuing operations basis unless otherwise noted.