MA Financial Group was formerly Moelis Australia

John Garrett

John Garrett

John Garrett

Managing Director at MA Financial Group

John specialises in writing about financial markets, specifically business strategy, investing, portfolio management, behavioural finance and macroeconomics. 


He has written articles for Livewire and has had articles published on ValueWalk and Abnormal Returns.

John is an equities specialist and has over 18 years’ experience in the financial markets across property investment sales, equity research, sales trading, and risk arbitrage, long/short 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. He is also an Accredited Level 1 and Level 2 Derivatives Advisor on the Australian Stock Exchange.

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

Unconventional thinking on three conventional businesses

Unconventional thinking on three conventional businesses

Being able to override greed and fear in the face of market volatility is mainly psychological – and a large part of successful investing.