MA Financial Group was formerly Moelis Australia

The Team

MA Financial Group has a team of over 350 working in Sydney, Melbourne and Shanghai.

Bryan Johnson

Bryan Johnson

Managing Director

 

Bryan Johnson is a Managing Director and Head of Equity Sales at MA Moelis Australia.

Bryan has 17 years’ industry experience in emerging company research, sales and corporate finance including roles at JP Morgan and Elders Ltd.

He has broad experience across a range of sectors including contractors, agriculture and technology.

He has a diverse client base, including many of Australia’s most prominent small to mid-cap fund managers.

Bryan holds a degree in Finance as well as an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Adelaide. He also holds a Master of Applied Finance degree from Finsia. 

 

Edward Day

Edward Day

Executive Director

 

Edward (Ed) Day is an Executive Director and Head of Equity Research at MA Moelis Australia.

Ed has 12 years’ industry experience in corporate advisory and equity markets.

He previously worked with PPB Advisory and EY.

Ed has broad sector experience with specific experience on REITs and real estate.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and Bachelor of Commerce from Flinders University and has completed the Chartered Accountants Program.

 

Jeffrey Browne

Jeffrey Browne

Non-Executive Director and Independent Chairman

Jeffrey Browne is the Chairman of MA Financial Group.

Jeffrey has over 25 years of experience as a commercial lawyer including as principal of Browne & Co Solicitors and Consultants, a practice he founded early in his career.

Jeffrey is Chairman of Premoso Pty Ltd (owner of business of “Holden Special Vehicles”) and has been involved with Holden Special Vehicles since 2001 as a Non-Executive Director. He is the former Chairman at carsales.com Ltd, stepping down in 2018.

Between 2010 and 2013 Jeffrey also held the position of Managing Director of Nine Network Australia, where he served as Executive Director from 2006.

Jeffrey holds a degree in Arts from La Trobe University, Melbourne and a degree in Law from Monash University, Melbourne.

Andrew Pridham AO

Andrew Pridham AO

Group Vice Chairman 

Andrew Pridham AO is the Group Vice Chairman of MA Financial Group. 

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in investment banking and is the former Executive Chairman of Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan Australia where he completed many major M&A, equity raising and other advisory transactions and played a leading role in the significant growth of J.P. Morgan’s Australian business.

Andrew also spent 12 years at UBS where he held senior roles including Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking and Head of Investment Banking for Australasia working in London and Singapore and was a member of the UBS Global Investment Banking Management Committee. 

In 2009 he co-founded MA Financial Group.  MA Financial Group was initially a 50:50 joint venture between NYSE listed global investment bank Moelis & Company and its Australian executives.  

Andrew has been a director of AFL club the Sydney Swans since 2002 and the Chairman since 2013. He was raised in Adelaide and is an Alumnus of the University of South Australia.

Alexandra Goodfellow

Alexandra Goodfellow

Independent Non-Executive Director and Nomination and Remuneration Committee Chair

Alexandra Goodfellow is an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee of MA Financial Group.

Alexandra has over 30 years’ experience in human capital consulting across Board, CEO, Financial Services and Property within Australia, Asia and the UK.

Alexandra is currently Vice Chairman Australasia at Korn Ferry.

Alexandra is a member of the Funding Committee for the Westmead Children’s Hospital Grace Ward, a Non-Executive Director of the Sydney Swans, and a Mentor with the Minerva Network. Alexandra was a Founding Member of the Tiffany Red Cross Committee, and previously Advisory Committee Member for Women in Payments.

Simon Kelly

Simon Kelly

Independent Non-Executive Director and Audit and Risk Committee Chair

Simon Kelly is an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of MA Financial Group.

Simon has over 30 years’ experience in strategic, financial and general management across a range of Australian listed and unlisted consumer facing businesses.

He is currently Chief Executive Officer of technology start-up, NoahFace. He has previously served in C-Suite level roles at ASX listed Ardent Leisure, Virgin Australia, Nine Entertainment Co., Aristocrat Leisure and Goodman Fielder. He has extensive experience operating in complex regulatory environments, driving business transformation, M&A and capital markets.

Simon spent 10 years with PWC, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Chris Wyke

Chris Wyke

Joint Chief Executive Officer 

Chris Wyke is Joint Chief Executive Officer of MA Financial Group and was one of the founders of the company in 2009.  

Chris has over 20 years’ industry experience, including extensive private equity, turnaround, restructuring, M&A, equity and debt capital markets transactions.

Chris has been involved with a broad range of clients and transactions, most recently the sale of TEN Network Holdings to CBS, the restructure and recapitalisation of both BIS Industries (A$1.1bn) and Slater and Gordon (A$730m), the purchase of the GE Consumer finance business (A$8.2bn), the reorganisations and control transactions of both Boart Longyear (US$352m), and Billabong (US$495m), the distressed acquisitions of both I-Med (A$1bn) and Channel 9 (A$3.4bn) on behalf of a syndicate of Special Situation / Private Equity investors.

Chris previously worked in investment banking for J.P. Morgan and UBS in London, Singapore and Sydney.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from University College London.

Julian Biggins

Julian Biggins

Joint Chief Executive Officer 

Julian is Joint Chief Executive Officer of MA Financial Group and was one of the founders of the company in 2009. 

Julian has nearly 20 years of experience providing M&A and capital markets advice to real estate and funds management companies. 

Julian was previously a senior member of JP Morgan’s Asia Pacific real estate investment banking team, and prior to that was a member of UBS’ Australian real estate research team

Julian has a Bachelor of Business (Property) and a Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) from the University of South Australia.

Kate Pilcher Ciafone

Kate Pilcher Ciafone

Non-Executive Director

Kate Pilcher Ciafone is Chief Operating Officer of Investment Banking and a founding member of Moelis & Company.

Kate has been in the investment banking industry for almost 20 years as both a banker and operations executive.  As a founding member of Moelis & Company, Kate has played a vital role in establishing, shaping and enhancing nearly every aspect of Moelis & Company’s management and operations.

Prior to Moelis & Company, Kate worked in the UBS Investment Bank Office of the CEO and President, where she helped to analyze growth opportunities and develop strategy for the firm. She began her investment banking career in the Financial Institutions Group at UBS Investment Bank.

Kate holds a B.S. in Commerce with distinction from The McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

Kenneth Moelis

Kenneth Moelis

Non-Executive Director

Ken Moelis is founder and Chairman of Moelis & Company and has served as Chief Executive Officer of that company since 2007.

Ken has over 30 years of investment banking and mergers and acquisitions experience. Prior to founding Moelis & Company, Mr. Moelis worked at UBS from 2001 to 2007, where he was most recently President of UBS Investment Bank and previously Joint Global Head of Investment Banking. Before joining UBS, Mr. Moelis was Head of Corporate Finance at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he worked from 1990 through 2000.

Ken began his career as an investment banker with Drexel Burnham Lambert in 1981. Ken serves on the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees, the Wharton Board of Overseers, the Board of the Tourette Syndrome Association and the Board of Governors of Cedars Sinai Hospital.

Ken holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Richard Colless AM

Richard Colless AM

Chairman - Asset Management 

Richard Colless AM is the Chairman of MA Financial Group Asset Management.

Richard has 40 years’ experience in the financial services industry in Australia and the UK.

Richard was previously the Chairman of ING Real Estate Investment Management which managed five listed property trusts in Australia worth over A$10bn, a member of the J.P. Morgan Advisory Board in Australia, and the longest serving Chairman in Australian Rules Football history at the Sydney Swans. 

Janna Robertson

Janna Robertson

Chief Operating Officer

Janna Robertson is the Chief Operating Officer of MA Financial Group.

Janna has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and has held roles at Deloitte and KordaMentha where she was focused on advising clients in relation to financial and operational restructuring and transformation, and performance improvement. 

Janna is an alumnus of the University of Technology Sydney, a chartered accountant and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Graham Lello

Graham Lello

Chief Financial Officer

Graham Lello is the Chief Financial Officer of MA Financial Group. 

Graham has expertise in financial management, business operations and investment execution having held board and senior executive positions including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

Most recently as the Chief Financial Officer and as Executive Director of Redcape Hotel Group, Graham was responsible for the development of the corporate platform and led the sale of the business.

Graham holds a Bachelor of Accounting, a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting and a Diploma in Financial Planning.

Paul Rathborne

Paul Rathborne

Managing Director

Paul Rathborne is a Managing Director of MA Financial Group in Corporate Finance.

Paul has over 14 years’ experience in investment banking.

Paul’s focus is M&As, special situations and capital market transactions. Recent transactions he has led include; the sale of Marlin Brands, sale of LCR Group, sale of TEN Network Holdings (A$213), Rivet’s acquisition of SMS rental, recapitalisation of Onsite Rental Group (US$310m), recapitalisation of BIS Industries (A$1bn), recapitalisation of Boart Longyear (US$740m), merger of Emeco, Orionstone and Andys (A$660m), purchase of GE Consumer finance business (A$8.2bn), recapitalisation of Billabong (US$360), recapitalisation of Nine Entertainment (A$3.4bn), recapitalisation of Centro Properties Group (A$20bn).

Paul has been with MA Financial Group since the firm’s beginning and was previously at J.P. Morgan in their real estate M&A team.

Paul has a Bachelor of Commerce with distinction from the University of NSW.

Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin

Head of Asset Management

Andrew Martin is a Managing Director of MA Financial Group and the Head of MA Financial Group Asset Management.

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in global investment as a principal investor and adviser across a range of sectors including real estate, infrastructure, private equity and energy.

Prior to joining MA Financial Group Andrew was a Managing Director at UBS Global Asset Management in Infrastructure and Private Equity.

Prior to that Andrew was a principal of an asset management firm which founded several real estate funds in the US, Australia and Asia.

Previously Andrew was an investment banker with Rothschild, and served in the NSW Government Premier’s Department and the Cabinet Office where he advised on the privatisation and corporatisation of infrastructure and utilities.

Andrew has also held senior positions in Australian and international law firms.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney.

Alice Tang

Alice Tang

COO - Asset Management

Alice Tang is the Chief Operating Officer of MA Financial Group Asset Management and is responsible for setting and managing the operations for the asset management division. This includes overseeing corporate governance, funds management operations, client services and the technology platform.

Alice has over 20 years’ financial services experience.

Alice was previously at the Macquarie Group for 16 years working across transaction execution, operations and risk management in funds management, investment banking, retail banking and equity investments.

Alice holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-Op) from the University of New South Wales and a MBA (Exec) from the Australian Graduate School of Management, member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Drew Bowie

Drew Bowie

Managing Director

Drew Bowie is a Managing Director at MA Financial Group in Asset Management.

Drew is a credit asset management specialist and has over 25 years’ experience in real estate credit, portfolio management and capital market experience across multiple asset classes.

He has successfully completed an extensive array of development and investment portfolio finance facilities, incorporating senior and structured credit and equity participations for both in bank and non-bank institutions.

Transactions include Realm Adelaide: 310 apartments stretch senior development finance facility, Breakfast Point: Equity and debt for A$1.0bn, 1,800 residential development finance facility. Pace: Securitised 40-year triple net lease to fund the construction of a university research and teaching campus, Hilton Hotel: Construction facility developed under a project delivery agreement, Lend Lease: A$500m acquisition bridge facility refinanced via a A$975m syndicated facility.

Drew was previously responsible for deal origination and portfolio management at MaxCap Group, Pepper Group, RBS and Macquarie Bank. 

Drew holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Business Law), Associate Diploma Business (Property Valuation), is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute and is a Certified Practicing Valuer.

John Garrett

John Garrett

Managing Director

John Garrett is a Managing Director of MA Financial Group in Asset Management.

John is an equities specialist and has over 25 years’ experience in portfolio management, investment advisory, hedge funds, real estate and special situations.

John was previously the Head of Hedge Fund Sales at UBS Investment Bank and Head of Sales Trading at UBS.

John has a Bachelor of Business in Property/Valuation and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.

John is an Adjunct Professor at IE Business School in Madrid. 

Alan Reid

Alan Reid

Managing Director

Alan Reid is a Managing Director at MA Financial Group and is responsible for the company’s business in Greater China.

Alan has over 30 years’ experience.

Alan was the Minister Commercial and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Australian Embassy in Beijing and the Principal of Intercedent – a business in China advising on inbound and outbound investments.

Alan was an Aussie Rules Football player with the Essendon and Geelong teams.

Alan is a Juris LLB graduate from the University of Western Australia.

Alan is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Enda Stankard

Enda Stankard

Managing Director

Enda Stankard is a Managing Director at MA Financial Group.

Enda is an Asset Management specialist and has over 18 years’ experience in investment banking and asset management.

Enda has been with Asset Management since its inception and has extensive experience of the SIV program as well as significant asset management experience in the real estate, private equity and other sectors

Enda has previously worked for Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, Macquarie Bank and ING Real Estate Investment Management in London and Sydney.

Enda has a first-class honour degree in Business Studies and French (majoring in Economics and Finance).

Susan Wang

Susan Wang

Managing Director

Susan is a Managing Director at MA Financial Group.

Susan has over 15 years’ experience in private banking, wealth management and taxation accounting.

She has extensive wealth management and private banking experience, servicing local and Chinese ultra-high net worth clients, family trusts and SMSFs, providing financial advice on managed funds, bonds, and superannuation and insurance products.

Susan previously worked at Macquarie Private Wealth and the Sydney branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC).

Susan holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Finance, from the University of Canterbury (NZ) and a Masters of Commerce and Masters of International Business from University of Sydney.

Susan is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Lee Hayes

Lee Hayes

Managing Director 

Lee Hayes is a Managing Director at MA Financial Group in Asset Management and leads the team promoting MA Financial Group Asset Management’s capabilities to a range of investors including institutions, family offices and HNW individuals, in addition to their professional advisers.

Lee has over 25 years’ financial services experience across business banking, corporate asset finance and asset management.  Before joining MA Financial Group, Lee held a variety of distribution leadership roles within the Macquarie Group across a range of asset classes including agriculture, equity markets, structured products and derivatives.

Lee holds a Bachelor of Business from Charles Sturt University and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

Jaron Yuen

Jaron Yuen

Managing Director

Jaron Yuen is a Managing Director at MA Financial Group in Asset Management and is responsible for firm’s private equity and venture capital investments.

Jaron has over 20 years’ experience as an investor and adviser, with a focus on private investment in operating businesses.

Jaron was previously involved in the acquisition, financing and management of investments in sectors such as renewable energy, municipal waste, water and waste treatment, telecommunications infrastructure and power generation in the UK, Europe and Australia, an investment principal at UBS and Lend Lease and an investment banker at Citigroup and ABN AMRO in Sydney, London and Amsterdam. 

Jaron holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University in Sydney and was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

Jaron is presently a non-executive director and chairman of Infinite Care.

Mike Pyke

Mike Pyke

Institutional Capital

Mike Pyke is Head of Institutional Capital and responsible for MA Asset Management’s capital partnerships. Mike has been with MA Financial Group for six years. He worked heavily on MA Financial Group’s IPO in 2017 and subsequently led MA Financial Group’s IR & Strategy function. He has previously worked in MA Financial Group’s Corporate Advisory Team (restructuring) for large Australian corporates and leading global hedge funds.

Mike has over 10 years of diversified financial services experience.

Prior to working at Moelis, Mike was at Citi Bank.

Mike holds a Master of Commerce (finance) from The University of Sydney.

 

Frank Danieli

Frank Danieli

Managing Director 

Frank is Managing Director, Principal Investments and Credit at MA Financial Group.

He was previously an Executive Director in Corporate Advisory at MA Financial Group over an 8 year period, where he focused on special situations, M&A and financial services transactions. His transaction experience includes Alinta Energy, Billabong, Boart Longyear, Ten Network, GE Capital Consumer A&NZ (now Latitude), HomeStart lending platform, SA Government CTP / Berkshire Hathaway reinsurance deal, Axsesstoday restructure, Slater & Gordon restructure, Blue Sky recapitalisation, Emeco / Orionstone / Andy's three-way merger and recap, and Reliance Rail.

Frank previously worked as a corporate strategy consultant at Pottinger and worked in funds management at Challenger.

He holds a Commerce / Law (First Class Honours) degree from Sydney University.

Richard Germain

Richard Germain

Managing Director

Richard is a Managing Director of MA Financial Group.

Richard helps manage and grow the Real Estate Asset Management business which includes sourcing appropriate fund investments and investment capital, both institutional and high net worth and the establishment and investment management of real estate funds and assets.

Richard was a founding Director of Armada Funds Management for 11 years focusing on Australian investment grade assets for both institutional and high net worth clients, undertaking in excess of $1bn of transactions. Armada was acquired by MA Financial Group in June 2017.

Richard has extensive experience in both property and capital markets.

Richard was previously an investment advisor and portfolio manager at Lend Lease Corporation Limited including providing portfolio management, product design, and advice to the company’s funds on appropriate investment, allocation and diversification strategies across all asset classes

Richard is a qualified actuary and holds a Masters of Economics in Actuarial Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

Rebecca Ong

Rebecca Ong

General Counsel and Company Secretary 

Rebecca is General Counsel and Company Secretary at MA Financial Group. 

Rebecca is responsible for legal, compliance and company secretarial activities of MA Financial Group with over 15 years’ experience as a lawyer in the financial services industry.

Prior to joining the company, Rebecca was Regional Counsel at UBS, with primary responsibilities for advising its Asset Management businesses across Asia Pacific from both Sydney and Hong Kong.

Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) / Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and is a Fellow with the Governance Institute of Australia. 

Dan Brady

Dan Brady

CEO - MA Hotel Management

Dan is Chief Executive Officer at MA Financial Group Hotel Management.   

He has extensive operational experience and has held senior positions within listed, privately owned pub organisations and was the owner operator of a pub.

Dan was previously the National Operations Manager at National Leisure and Gaming Limited (NLG), a position he held for five years before being made Chief Executive Officer at NLG in January 2011.

Dan has previously held key industry positions as well currently being a Director of the Liquor Stax Retail Group.

Dan completed an Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2016.

Steve Bennett

Steve Bennett

Managing Director

Steve Bennett is a Managing Director of MA Financial Group in Asset Management.

Steve has over 30 years’ experience in corporate and structured credit and has extensive experience in originating, structuring, underwriting and distributing debt and quasi debt products in the Australian and Asian markets.

Steve previously held the roles of Group Executive, Finance & Treasury at Consolidated Press Holdings (Packer Family Company), Managing Director, Head of Leveraged & Acquisition Finance, Asia Pacific and Executive Vice President, Head of Structured Credit at Bankers Trust Australia.

Steve holds a Graduate Diploma in Management from Macquarie University.

Steve has been the Director, South Sydney Rugby League Football Club Limited since 2014.

John Sheffield

John Sheffield

Managing Director

John Sheffield is a Managing Director of MA Financial Group in Asset Management.

John has over 30 years’ experience across financial markets, asset management and private, commercial and institutional banking segments.

John previously held senior risk management roles at National Australia Bank (NAB) across investments, private wealth management, asset management, and financial institutions credit covering global funds and NBFI risk. Prior to NAB, John had senior credit risk roles at the Commonwealth Bank in the financial markets and institutional banking business.

John holds a Bachelor of Business with a joint major in Accounting and Finance from Charles Sturt University.   

Jimmy Fong

Jimmy Fong

Client Director

Jimmy Fong is responsible for client services, fund marketing and business development.

He has over 10 years’ experience in the private wealth and the wealth management sector, managing client relationships and servicing Ultra High Net Worth clients by providing financial advice on managed funds, bonds, investment and insurance products.

Previously, Jimmy held the position of Senior Banker at OCBC Wing Hang Bank servicing private wealth clients. Jimmy has also worked at HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong.   

Jimmy holds a Bachelor of Economics with Honors from the City University of Hong Kong.

He is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, the Shanghai dialect and English.

MA has appointed Isola Capital Asset Management Ltd (Isola) as a distributor of our managed funds in Hong Kong. Jimmy is an employee of Isola.

Billie Tay

Billie Tay

Client Director

Billie Tay is Client Director at MA Financial Group and is responsible for client services, fund marketing and channel development.  

Billie has over 10 years’ experience in advising on financial products, migration programs and has specialised experience in Singapore Global Investor Program (GIP) and Australian SIV programs.

She has extensive experience in managing client relationship and servicing high net worth clients by providing financial advice on managed funds, bonds, investment and insurance products.

Billie has Diploma in Business Administration from Auston Institute Singapore.

She is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay.

Celia Shi

Celia Shi

Client Director  

Celia Shi is a Client Director at MA Financial Group.

She is a product management and client relationship specialist with over eight years’ experience in the finance industry.

Celia previously worked at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management as a Product Manager for SIV Investment Solutions and Separately Managed Account for high net worth investors.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting and finance, from University of Melbourne.

Celia is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Richard Yu

Richard Yu

Client Director  

Richard Yu is a Client Director at MA Financial Group.

Richard is an investment and client relationship specialist and has over eight years’ experience in asset management and private wealth management, servicing institutional investors, listed companies and ultra-high net worth investors.

He previously worked for Ping An Securities Headquarter and Citic Securities’ subsidiary in Shenzhen, Sydney and Melbourne.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Melbourne and Master of Applied Finance from Monash University.

Richard is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Justin Kang

Justin Kang

Client Director 

Justin Kang is a Client Director at MA Financial Group in Asset Management.

Justin is a seasoned HNW client relationship management professional with over 10 years’ experience in wealth management and consumer credit.

Prior to MA Financial Group, Justin worked at Citigroup’s wealth management division in Sydney for over seven years. His most recent position was a Senior Relationship Manager (AVP) managing Australian and global high net worth clients. Prior to Citigroup, Justin held various front office positions at Commonwealth Bank and HSBC Australia.

Justin holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Finance from Macquarie University. He is also currently a CFA level 2 candidate.

Justin is fluent in English and Mandarin.  

Ben Wong

Ben Wong

Managing Director

Ben is a Managing Director of MA Financial Group in Corporate Finance.

Ben is Head of Technology and covers the technology sector advising clients on a broad spectrum of transactions involving equity capital markets and M&A.

Ben has been with MA Financial Group since it was established and over 20 years’ experience in investment banking and accounting.

Ben’s recent transactions include advising on the following transactions:

  • M&A and Listing of Ansarada Group
  • IPO of Cashrewards
  • IPO of Limeade Inc.
  • IPO of FINEOS Corporation Holdings Plc
  • IPO of 360 Capital Digital Infrastructure Fund
  • IPO of Pivotal Systems
  • Sale of Avoka Technologies to Temenos
  • Advising and leading Series B capital raising in ROKT
  • Joint venture between Toga Group and Far East Orchard Limited 

Ben was previously in the investment banking team at JPMorgan and prior to that at PwC.  

Ben holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of New South Wales and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants ANZ.

Ben Boyd

Ben Boyd

Managing Director

Ben Boyd is a Managing Director of MA Financial Group in Corporate Finance.

Ben has over 20 years of investment banking experience, predominantly in real estate and significant advisory and capital markets experience across M&A, IPOs, secondary placements, wholesale capital raising, debt and ratings advisory.

Recent relevant experience includes Viva Energy’s IPO of Viva Energy REIT, APG’s investment in the Lendlease retirement business, Generation REIT’s sale to NorthWest Properties and CIMIC’s exit from the Leighton Properties business.

Ben is the former Managing Director and Head of Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging for Bank of America Merrill Lynch Australia. Prior to that, Ben worked at UBS and Citi in Australia.

Ben holds a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Science.

Vanessa Tang

Vanessa Tang

Client Director 

Vanessa is a Client Director at MA Financial Group and a founding member of the MA Financial Group Asset Management team.

She previously worked as a paralegal specialising in migration and real estate conveyancing.

Vanessa has 13 years’ experience in financial services, real estate and Immigration legal advisory services.

Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Critical and Cultural Studies from Macquarie University.

She is fluent in English, Mandarin and the Shanghai dialect.

Catherine Li

Catherine Li

Client Relationship Manager

Catherine is a client relations specialist and has over seven years’ experience in financial services including investment banking and asset management and servicing high net worth and institutional investors.

She previously worked as an analyst at Pindan Capital in Shanghai and ICBC Bank in Beijing underwriting private placement bonds for major property developers.

Catherine holds a Bachelor of Information System Management from Beijing Language and Cultural University and a Masters Degree in Finance from EDHEC Business School in France.

Catherine is fluent in English and Mandarin

MA has appointed Isola Capital Asset Management Ltd (Isola) as a distributor of our managed funds in Hong Kong. Catherine is an employee of Isola.

Simon Scott

Simon Scott

Managing Director

Simon Scott is a Managing Director and the Head of Equities at MA Financial Group.

Simon is an equities specialist and has over 18 years’ experience in Australian financial markets primarily in the equities divisions of global investment banks including Credit Suisse, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs.

Responsibilities have included the valuation of both listed and unlisted companies, analysing and advising on privatisations and mergers, risk arbitrage modelling, and preparing private companies for IPOs, including advising on appropriate structures and valuations. 

Simon holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and a Master of Commerce from the University of Sydney.

Jennifer Vang

Jennifer Vang

Client Relationship Manager

Jennifer is a Client Relationship Manager at MA Financial Group.

Jennifer is a tax and accounting specialist and has over 10 years’ experience in taxation and management accounting.

She previously worked as a chartered accountant, a taxation accountant and a senior management accountant.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Macquarie University, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Jennifer is fluent in English, Vietnamese and Cantonese.

Ivy Lu

Ivy Lu

Client Service Manager 

Ivy is a Client Service Manager at MA Financial Group.

Ivy previously worked as a wealth manager in BMYG and a dealer/analyst in Easymarkets.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in finance and accounting from University of Sydney, a Diploma of Financial Planning and is also a candidate of Chartered Financial Analyst II.

Ivy is fluent in English, Mandarin and Hokkien - a dialect for people living in Fujian and Taiwan.

Yiting Shen

Yiting Shen

Client Relationship Manager

Yiting is a Client Relationship Manager at MA Financial Group.

Yiting is a client relationship specialist and has over 10 years’ experience in finance and working with ultra-high net worth and high net worth Chinese investors and institutional investors.

She previously worked as an investment consultant at China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC) and at Shanghai Pudong Development Bank.

Yiting holds a Bachelor of Management from Shanghai University of Business and Economics and is a Fudan University MBA candidate.  

She is fluent in Mandarin and the Shanghai dialect.

Fluent in English, Mandarin and Hokkien - a dialect for people living in Fujian and Taiwan.

Franny Hu

Franny Hu

Marketing and Communications Manager 

Franny Hu is Marketing and Communication Manager at MA Financial Group.

Franny previously worked for Huawei Australia and listed wealth management and FX group.

She holds a Master degree of Accounting and Finance from University of Technology Sydney.

Franny is fluent in English and Mandarin.  

Jack Chen

Jack Chen

Client Relationship Executive

Jack Chen is a Client Relationship Executive MA Financial Group.

Jack joined MA Financial Group as Analyst, he supports the client services managers with marketing and events and the fund managers with investments and data analysis.

He previously worked at the Agricultural Development Bank of China and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.

Jack has Masters’ degrees in both Finance and Accounting from the Australian National University and is fluent in English and Mandarin.

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