InvestSMART Group

Welcome to the InvestSMART Group

InvestSMART Group Ltd (ASX: INV) is Australia's leading provider of general financial advice to retail clients and self-managed superfunds. It has a strong track record of providing high quality, share research and portfolio management tools and investment opportunities, to private investors. The business has over 35,000 private clients paying for services and over 65,000 clients using the free investment management tools. Research is provided through two of Australia’s pre-eminent share research newsletters – and

InvestSMART Group has created a number of model portfolios and investment opportunities to enable clients to diversify their investments in a low-cost and straightforward manner. The Group also provides free portfolio management tools and a free asset allocation checking service at, as well as offering rebates on commissions on certain managed funds and life insurance products.

The directors of InvestSMART Group Ltd are:

Paul Clitheroe AM, Chairman

Paul Clitheroe is a founding director of leading financial planning firm ipac, and has been involved in the investment industry since he graduated from the University of New South Wales in the late 1970s. From 1993 to 2002 Mr Clitheroe hosted the popular Channel 9 program Money. Since 1999 he has been the chairman and chief commentator of Money magazine. He writes personal finance columns for metropolitan, suburban and regional newspapers across Australia and presents Talking Money on radio nationally. Mr Clitheroe has been a media commentator and conference speaker for more than 30 years, and is regarded as one of Australia's leading experts in the field of personal investment strategies and advice.

Mr Clitheroe is Chairman of Monash Absolute Investment Company Ltd and a Director of Wealth Defender Equities Ltd, both ASX-listed investment companies. He is also Chairman of the Australian Government Financial Literacy Board, Chairman of Financial Literacy Australia, Chairman of the youth anti-drink driving body, RADD, and a member of the Sydney University Medical School Advisory Board. In 2012, Macquarie University appointed Mr Clitheroe as Chair of Financial Literacy. He is a Professor with the School of Business and Economics.

Michael Shepherd AO, Independent Director

Michael Shepherd has been a director of the Company since 1 Match 2014. He had a successful career in stockbroking over more than 30 years. He was a director of ASX Limited and group between 1988 and 2007, including a term as Vice-Chairman between 1993 and 2007. Mr Shepherd was also Chairman of the ASX Derivatives Board and Chairman of the ASX Market Rules Committee.

Michael is Chairman of HFA Holdings Limited and a member of the Member Responsible Entity Compliance Committee of UBS Global Asset Management (Australia) Limited. He is also a Senior Fellow and Life Member, Financial Services Institute of Australasia, after being a director of that body between 2001 and 2009, including 2 years as National President.

Ron Hodge, CEO and Managing Director

Ron Hodge was the founder of InvestSMART in 1999. He later sold this business to Fairfax Media in October 2007 where he continued as General Manager. He has worked in financial services for over 25 years, including at UBS in Singapore and Bell Commodities in Sydney.

Ron is also a director and shareholder in Webabout Pty Ltd which provided web hosting services to one of the group companies.

Ron holds a Masters degree in Computer Science, Bachelor Degrees in Commerce and Economics, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Shareholder Information

InvestSMART Group Limited securities are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange under the code: INV.

Viewing details of your share holdings

The InvestSMART share registry is managed by Boardroom Pty Ltd. As a shareholder, you can log-in to the share registry at to see details of your investment.

To set up your personal account go to or phone 1300 737 760 (within Australia) or +61 2 9290 9600 (outside Australia).

How to change your personal information held at the Share Registry

Simply email the share registry ( with your changes and provide the following information to identify your account:

  • Name of shareholder
  • Address of shareholder
  • SRN | HRN

Note that any change made will result in a letter of confirmation being sent to your old and new address.

The Share Registry’s contact details are:

Boardroom Pty Limited

GPO Box 3993, Sydney NSW 2001 Australia

Ph 1300 737 760 (within Australia) +61 2 9290 9600 (outside Australia)

Fax 1300 653 459 (within Australia) +612 9279 0664 (outside Australia) Email