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Connecting the industry

www.ifa.com.au is an exciting digital resource that delivers daily online news, analysis, reports and business strategy plus a host of feature articles geared to helping Australia’s financial planners and advisers drive business growth.

The hub has been specifically designed with advisers front and centre and focuses specifically on the issues and industry developments that are of greatest significance to the evolving financial planning industry.

Importantly, it connects advisers with other advisers – offering the tools, resources and capabilities to share best practice, experiences and insights while giving them a voice to champion the growth of the industry.

The new website, e-bulletin, iPad App and related products deliver cutting edge interaction to advisers, including forum discussions, video broadcasts, blogs and straw polls, social networking as well as the latest news and business intelligence from across the industry.

Momentum Media, the creator of www.ifa.com.au, has a proven track record developing industry engagement tools for financial markets and is recognised as the leading Australian publisher for the delivery of integrated media platforms.

The strength of its online presence has seen ifa triumph at the Publisher’s Australia Excellence Awards. In 2014 ifa contributing editor was named Editor of the Year – Business. In addition to this award Momentum Media was named Business Publishing Company of the Year 2014, while ifa’s sister publication The Adviser’s Better Business Summit received Event of the Year- Business.

The same winning formula has been applied to ifa magazine, with www.ifa.com.au complementing the established print magazine – giving the financial planning community greater connectivity and a stronger voice.

EVENTS

IFA BUSINESS STRATEGY DAY

This conference is specifically designed to help advisers drive productivity and profitability in their businesses. The ifa Business Strategy Day will inspire delegates to take responsibility for their success and gain new strategies to help them rise above the challenges of a rapidly changing industry.

INVESTOR DAILY WRAPS, PLATFORMS AND MASTERFUNDS

Wraps, Platforms and Masterfunds is Australia’s original and only conference specifically designed to deliver a greater understanding of the threats and opportunities facing the sector. It is a platform that facilitates discussion and debate, ongoing growth and unrivalled connectivity.

IFA EXCELLENCE AWARDS

ifa has created an awards program that bestows the industry’s most prestigious accolades recognising excellence across the entire industry for Australian independent financial advice. The awards pinpoint professional development and innovation, showcasing both the individuals and firms who are leading the way in the industry. Award recipients represent a cross-section of the industry, recognising the contributions of the profession’s most senior ranks through to its rising stars.

WOMEN IN FINANCE AWARDS

These prestigious awards identify the leading women across financial services, from business leaders, mentors and skilled investment managers to client-centric accountants, financial advisers and mortgage brokers.

IFA CLIENT EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP

The ifa Client Experience Workshop delivers high-level insights, aggregated from the ifa Client Experience Survey on what advice clients really want. Be the first to access exclusive strategies, tactics and techniques that you as an adviser can use to better align your business with your customer's expectations.

ADVISER INNOVATION SUMMIT

Future thinking. Technology focused. Greenfield innovation. In the finance industry. Bringing together innovators, leaders of tech and pushers of boundaries, the Adviser Innovation Summit will showcase how to implement transformative ideas and strategies in a challenging financial advice marketplace.

WEBCASTS

With its own in-house studio, ifa uses live-streaming technology to produce and distribute webcasts to audiences around Australia. These enable partners to expand their audience reach through informative, engaging and interactive content. Audiences can watch live on any device and interact through a live chat.

MEET OUR TEAM

Commercial

David Stratford

David Stratford

Senior Media Strategist
[email protected]
0449 114 638

Jordan Coleman

Jordan Coleman

Senior Partnerships manager
[email protected]
+61 02 8045 2009

Content

Maja Garaca Djurdjevic

Maja Garaca Djurdjevic

Editor, Wealth
[email protected]
+61 2 8045 2049

Maja's career in journalism spans well over a decade across finance, business and politics. Now an experienced editor and reporter across all elements of the financial services sector, prior to joining Momentum Media, Maja reported for several established news outlets in Southeast Europe, scrutinising key processes in post-conflict societies.

Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan

Deputy Head of Content, Momentum Media
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Emma has worked for Momentum Media since 2015, and has since been responsible for breaking some of the biggest stories in corporate Australia – including across the legal, mortgages, real estate and wealth industries. Additionally, Emma has launched several additional sub-brands and events, driven by a passion to deliver quality and timely content to audiences through multiple platforms. Prior to joining Momentum Media, Emma worked in breakfast radio, delivering news to the Central West region of New South Wales, before taking on a radio journalist role for Southern Cross Austereo, based in Townsville, North Queensland. She graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism).

Operations

Russell Stephenson

Russell Stephenson

Director – Commercial Growth, Momentum Media
[email protected]
+61 2 9922 3300

Russell is a media executive with a career spanning 15+ years working across a range of professional sectors, including marketing, mortgages, real estate, wealth, legal and small-to-medium enterprises. He is the commercial growth director at Momentum Media, where he develops and implements strategies with the aim of accelerating growth, realising business outcomes and capitalising on new market opportunities.

Blair Dods

Blair Dods

Head of Engineering, Momentum Media
[email protected]
+61 2 9922 3300

Blair has over 20 years’ experience in the online sector, graduating from university with a Bachelor of Commerce in the late 1990s. Working in marketing, product development and management roles for start-ups as well as established media brands in New Zealand, UK, Germany and Australia, Blair has developed extensive knowledge across all facets of digital technology. With deep technical experience combined with a commercial mindset, Blair leads the development of digital platforms at Momentum Media.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Head of Momentum Intelligence Unit,
Momentum Media

Michael leads Momentum Media’s audience growth and intelligence department, the Momentum Intelligence Unit, and is responsible for delivering internal and external stakeholders with rich audience insights and analysis. His expertise as a Chartered Accountant, data analyst and market research professional has been critical to delivering real-world insights to Australia’s largest financial institutions, corporates and professional services firms. The insights and analysis generated from the Momentum Intelligence Unit drive deeper audience engagement and growth across Momentum Media’s brands.

Jennifer Hardy

Jennifer Hardy

Head of Event Production, Momentum Connect
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Jennifer leads the events production team at Momentum Connect, helping to deliver over 80 large scale events across Momentum Media’s multiple specialist brands within the defence, space, wealth, law, finance and business sectors. In this capacity, she also supports a range of external organisations as an independent events agency, helping businesses to think, act and engage like a professional media company. Her contribution to the development of the events Ballroom Platform saw Momentum ranked as one of the Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies 2020. Prior to joining Momentum, Jennifer worked in financial services within funds management and global investment banking in London. She holds a Bachelor of business management specialising in event management.

LYNDSEY FALL

Lyndsey Fall

Media Production Manager, Momentum Media
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Lyndsey has 11 years’ experience working in media production. Following her Master’s degree in Journalism, she worked across a set of political and public policy magazines in England as a journalist, subeditor and as production manager. Lyndsey has worked at Momentum Media for the past four years heading up the production department and managing the development of its award-winning magazines, including Australian Aviation and World of Aviation, web portals and suite of highly-ranked podcasts.

Keith Ford

Keith Ford

Senior Production Editor, Momentum Media
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Keith is an experienced digital and print subeditor, having worked in business-to-business media for nine years across a diverse range of industries, including finance, professional services, mortgages, law, defence and aerospace. He joined Momentum Media in 2016 and has worked on a number of the business’ brands, as well as leading the subediting team. Keith previously worked as a journalist in the broadcast and film technology space and has a Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies.

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About Momentum Media

Momentum Media (www.momentummedia.com.au) has been equipping Australia’s corporate, investor and business sectors with market and business intelligence for over a decade.

Across an integrated business supported by digital, events, live streaming, broadcast, content-on-demand, research, print and social platforms, we are guided by a fundamental principal: Be better informed.

Better informed readers, listeners, viewers, event participants, advertisers, sponsors and commercial partners, government and policy decisionmakers.

This mission for informing, educating and inspiring drives us to build more engaged communities, delivering greater leadership to the markets we connect with and forging closer relationships with our audiences.

Being at the forefront of media innovation, backed by a pioneering spirit, has been central to Momentum Media’s growth.

We’re an evolving, forward-thinking business based on a purpose that supports corporate Australia and the markets critical to our nation’s economic prosperity. We’re also focused on delivering exceptional value to our commercial partners.

We continually adapt to rapidly changing marketplaces; we’re a fluid media business, unshackled to any particular technology, channel or tone of communication.

With a monthly reach spanning over a million professionals, high-net-worth individuals and business owners, we’re connected to the rapidly changing preferences and attitudes of our communities – and we’re making a positive contribution for them to thrive.

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