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Partnering for prosperity

Whether you are an investment manager establishing a new boutique fund/offering or want access to Australia’s highly competitive investment market, we can provide you with the support, resources and infrastructure you need to deliver superior investment and growth outcomes.

From effective distribution and marketing, to our vertically integrated operational platform, we are able to service and meet your specific non-investment requirements so you can focus on what you do best — investing. 

Unlike other boutique service providers we have first-hand knowledge of what it takes to build a successful investment management business. Starting out as a boutique investment manager in 2000, we bring unique insight into the challenges and responsibilities you face. This perspective has shaped how we partner with you, the culture we uphold and the services we offer. 

Tailored Partnerships


Upon understanding your long-term business objectives, we tailor a partnership structure and service offering that can flex as your business evolves.

retain meaningful equity ownership and profit interests in your business

maintain control of your investment philosophy, process and portfolio decisions

appoint and incentivise talent appropriate for your team

support from specialist service teams

freedom to focus on investing


One of Copia’s key defining characteristics is its deep knowledge of the operational aspects of funds management firms, given its history as being part of a fund manager that started in 2000. This allows us to optimise the way we operate and deliver outcomes for investors and fund managers alike.

— Sam Cole, Executive Director  

Our Services


Equity participation

Working capital

Company formation

Business strategy planning




Operating platform

IT infrastructure

Governance framework


Product development

Distribution strategy

Consultant and researcher liaison

Platform and wrap liaison

Marketing strategy

Communications strategy

Client and FUM retention strategy


Client services



Succession planning

Office management

IT support

HR support

Compliance services


Our specialist service teams

Our specialist teams support our investment partners so they can focus wholly on managing investments.


Led by John Clothier, our team of highly experienced business development professionals has proven success building assets for our investment managers thanks to the strength and breadth of the team’s retail and institutional relationships.


  • Strategic planning

  • Dealer groups

  • Financial advisers

  • Platforms / Wraps

  • White labels

  • Sponsorships

  • Industry events

  • Due diligence


  • Strategic planning

  • Superannuation funds

  • Family office trusts

  • Industry events


  • Ratings agencies

  • Asset consultants

  • Review preparation

Ideal Partners

Like you, we are discerning when it comes to choosing a partner. We look for talented investment professionals who offer compelling and competitive investment capabilities. For us, the following attributes have proven to be the cornerstone of successful, long-term partnerships:

Commitment to growth, commitment to the Australian market

Australia’s investment market is competitive and highly regulated. Many investment managers have entered and left perhaps lacking the commitment or backing to build momentum. This can erode investor confidence and damage reputations and relationships. When evaluating a prospective investment manager, we look for your desire and patience to grow your business over the long term.


Shared values, cultural fit

A spirit of open collaboration is widely recognised as the hallmark of a successful partnership, and we place a high value on collegiate, transparent and synergistic working relationships. We pride ourselves on partnering with like-minded, team-oriented professionals who share similar values and appreciate the role we play in building your business.


Distinct, yet complementary investment capabilities

We look not only at your specialist investment capabilities, but holistically at our offering. We seek investment managers whose strategies complement those we already have available to remove internal conflicts and to offer investors greater depth and breadth of investment choice.


Proven track record of generating alpha

Proof of your investment management capabilities is critical. Asset consultants, researchers and ratings agencies need tangible evidence of the success of your philosophy and process as it their assessment of your capabilities that can play a vital role in your success. Prospective investors also need comfort in your abilities.

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