Lonsec expands research team to support growth


Lonsec continues to add to its research team to support the launch of new services and ensure it is positioned to cover the ongoing growth and innovation in the investment product market.

With the launch of its new sustainability research, which includes an initial coverage of eleven funds, along with a pipeline of technology improvements and usability enhancements planned for its market leading iRate platform, Lonsec says there is still a need for new talent.

“The role of investment research is critical, especially given the challenges we’re seeing in the market at the moment,” said Lorraine Robinson, Executive Director of Lonsec Research.

“We’re committed to continually improving and re-imagining research, and this means we need the resources to stay ahead of the curve and give financial advisers the tools they need to deliver for their clients.”

Recently, Lonsec has made two senior hires in its research team to deepen its expertise and support broader growth across the business.

Ron Mehmet has joined Lonsec as a Senior Investment Analyst in the fixed income team, having previously held the roles of Investment Specialist at Perpetual and Head of Sector Portfolio Management at BT Investment Solutions. Ron brings his experience as a portfolio manager responsible for over $30 billion in funds under management and extensive knowledge of fixed income and defensive strategies.

Sebastian Lander joins Lonsec as a Senior Investment Analyst in the multi-asset team having held roles as Portfolio Manager with Julliard Financial Services and Senior Investment Analyst with Select Investment Partners.

“We’re very excited to welcome Ron and Sebastian,” said Lonsec Research Executive Director Lorraine Robinson. “Their portfolio management experience not only adds to our capabilities but also builds on the range of skills and perspectives within the research team.”

Lonsec said recent recruitment was part of a broader alignment that will help the business further develop its research offering.

“The ongoing development in our team means we’re able to focus on the delivery of new services so advisers can access better research that lets them do more,” said Ms Robinson.

“Our sustainability research is a great example of how Lonsec is raising the bar for transparency and greater depth in research, and we want to keep bringing these new initiatives to advisers.”

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