About Us

The IPS Group

The vision for The IPS Group has always been to offer a powerful and fully comprehensive financial management service.  Company founder and Managing Director Frank Cusmano has assembled the precise knowledge and experience to deliver that vision.

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About us

The IPS Group offers a full spectrum of financial services for individuals, small to medium businesses, and large corporations.

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What We Do

From business insurance protection to complex wealth-creation strategies to smarter financial management.

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Pillars of Success

A unique drive and dedication to provide financial services in action, whether you require Insuring or Financial Planning.

We advise, we protect, we deliver.

A formidable collective experience, a passion to deliver tailored solutions, and an ambition to empower every client, have become the trademarks of the IPS team. These trademarks that have established the IPS name as the exacting financial advisory specialising in creating and protecting clients’ wealth.

We know our clients all seek unrivalled financial value. We are aware that delivering that value is what creates long-term relationships. Over a number of years, each specialist division within The IPS Group has achieved an enviable track record of providing the latest and most effective advice to achieve the desired results for all our clients.

First, we ensure each division is independently valuable to clients.   That is why at The IPS Group, we know we are able to join forces to give our clients comprehensive, superior financial advice, products and outcomes.



Our Director Frank Cusmano

Founder and Managing Director of The IPS Group

As company founder, Frank’s vision was to create a total solution service for his clients.  His hands-on approach across the entire IPS Group ensures everyone receives a personalised service. For over 30 years, Frank has been the source of industry-leading financial, investment and insurance advice to his broad range of loyal clients, and continues to drive the vision of being the best financial protection and investment partner possible.

Possessing exceptional business acumen and an extensive knowledge of the insurance and financial industries, Frank is able to repeatedly deliver out of the ordinary financial planning solutions that empower clients and their businesses to grow and develop. Having always been a self employed businessman, Frank understands the practical, day-to-day challenges of managing a successful business. His traditional work ethics, combined with his dedicated approach to his clients has allowed the business to grow and develop into a successful and unique service business.

His passion, work ethic and dedication have made Frank an indispensable force to his company, his clients and his community.

Qualifications and memberships

Diploma of Financial Services (Broking)
Qualified Practising Insurance Broker
Member – Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF)
Certified Insurance Professional
Diploma of Financial Planning Units 1-4

Active member and supporter of the community

Sponsor of Perth Soccer Club, Balcatta Soccer Club and Bayswater Soccer Club.
Benefactor and supporter of numerous sports clubs and charities

The IPS Culture

  • Excellence - Quality staff, products and services.
  • Integrity - We act with integrity and honesty. We will act in the best interests of our clients, staff and partners.
  • Innovative - Always looking for the smart solution. Key to how "We make the complex simple"
  • Team - Collaboration and communication will underpin our success.
  • Respect - Our peers, team, clients and partners. Think and then act.

Frank Cusmano

Michelle Higgins

Antoni Cusmano

Julian Cusmano

Dayna Martino

Amanda Bowes

Lidia Topini

Account Broker

Kristi Ashley

Cristina Lombardo

Executive Administrator

IPS insuring Team

IPS planning Team

Teresa Greville

Client Service Officer

Adam Italiano

Carol McRae-Pitt

Financial Planner Authorised Representative #426862 of IPS Financial Solutions

Industry Memberships

The IPS Group is part of the largest insurance broker network in Australia and New Zealand, the Steadfast Group.

Comprised of over 343 brokerages spread across more than 1000 offices, the Steadfast Group generated over $6.1 billion in sales in FY15. This scale gives Steadfast buying power, flexibility and influence when negotiating with major insurers on behalf of Steadfast brokers and results in us being able to provide our customers with access to multiple insurance companies, a broad range of products, competitive pricing and valuable advice.

As a client of a Steadfast network insurance broker, you get the best of both worlds – local and personalised service, with the insurance expertise and support of a large organisation.

 Strength when you need it.

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