La Trobe Financial recruits new Vice President, Head of Institutional Mandates & Head of Sydney Office


Credit Specialist Fund Manager La Trobe Financial has announced the appointment of Martin Barry as Vice President, Head of Institutional Mandates and Head of the Sydney office.

Martin graduated from Imperial College London and commenced his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers as an Actuary before joining the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in 2001 within the London based Global Securitisation team. As RBS expanded, Martin had postings to Tokyo and Sydney and delivered numerous successful securitisation transactions in the region.

More recently Martin consulted to Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in Sydney before accepting the new Vice President position at La Trobe
Financial. Commenting on the appointment, Martin said: “La Trobe Financial has achieved significant growth over the years covering $10 billion of funds under management. The company now boasts the largest retail mortgage funds operation in Australia, a growing China operation showing significant opportunities for expansion and a broad recognition as an innovator in specialist mortgage products with, for example, our new parent to child (P2CTM) offering”.

Adding further Martin commented: “La Trobe Financial is a wonderful business with strong financials, market presence and leadership. One of the reasons I admire La Trobe Financial is because it is strongly focused on clients, staff and developing executive talent to help lead the company forward.”

CEO, Greg O’Neill stated…”Martin brings a plethora of experience to the company and will make a significant contribution. He will play a major role in helping grow our Sydney office as well as our international operations. We welcome Martin and look forward to working with him on developing our business further.”

Randal Williams, Chief Investment Officer at La Trobe Financial stated “Martin is an excellent asset to our company and brings many
complementary skills to the team. His international experience will help us reach new heights over the coming years. We welcome Martin to the team.

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