Investment Trends names new Head of Research


Investment Trends has appointed Dr Irene Guiamatsia as Head of Research. Her appointment complements an experienced team of researchers in wealth management and online investing in Australian and global markets.

Sarah Brennan, CEO of Investment Trends says, “I’m delighted to have the invaluable expertise, experience and leadership of Irene in guiding our world class team of industry experts. Investment Trends is ever focused on giving consumers a voice and improving outcomes in all markets we explore, and Irene and the team will strive to provide the highest quality research, data analytics and actionable insights to support our valued clients.”

As background, Irene Guiamatsia is an experienced researcher with two decades of experience spanning academia, market research and financial regulation. She was Investment Trends’ key industry expert for the retail online broking and leveraged trading markets prior to joining the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) in 2019.

Irene graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1999, a PhD in Aerospace Engineering in 2007 and has previously held postdoctoral research fellowships at Imperial College London and the University of Sydney.

Recep Peker, former Research Director, will continue to support Investment Trends clients in an advisory capacity.

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