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Jonathan Armitage

Jonathan Armitage

Chief Investment Officer

Jonathan assumes overall responsibility for the investment outcomes of the MLC portfolios. Jonathan joined MLC in August 2011 as Global Equities Portfolio Manager. He was appointed Head of Equities in December 2011 and Chief Investment Officer in March 2013. Jonathan has nearly 20 years’ investment experience, having worked in the UK, Australia and the US. Jonathan started his career at Schroders in London and has managed UK, Australian, Asian, US, EAFE and global equities. He was Head of US Equities at Schroders from 2005 and then a portfolio manager on the Global Equity team, which managed over US$15bn of assets for institutional and retail clients.

Susan Gosling

Dr Susan Gosling

Head of Investments

Susan Gosling is Head of Investments where she has worked for over ten years. She has overall responsibility for MLC’s diversified funds, and manages the strategic and active asset allocation processes. Susan has a focus on the application of scenarios analysis to investment decision making; and has designed, built and applied a number of extensive scenarios models for analysis of asset allocation. The blending of top down and bottom up considerations, and the merging of asset allocation and stock selection are also areas of particular interest.

Susan holds a PhD in economics from London University and commenced her career as an economist in London. She has held a number of senior positions in the public sector as well as with both boutique and large funds management firms over the past 25 years.

Ben McCaw

Dr Ben McCaw

Portfolio Manager

Ben joined the Group as a Senior Analyst for the Capital Markets Research Team in 2008 after working as an Equity Analyst on the sell side at Emerging Growth Capital, Australia.  Ben has also lived in Singapore where he held the position of Technology Investment Advisory at Asia-Pacific BioVentures.

Ben brings a wealth of knowledge to his role and holds a Masters of Applied Finance as well as a PhD in Genetic and Bioinformatics at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical research from the University of Melbourne.

Ben plays an important role in developing the scenarios analysis models and enhancing MLC’s stochastic modelling processes.

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Gareth Abley

Head of Alternative Strategies

From 1998 to 2002, Gareth was a manager research analyst with Skandia UK focusing on equities, fixed interest and diversified portfolios. In 2002, he joined the Group as an asset consultant and later became Head of Asset Consulting. In this role he led a team which was responsible for advising a diverse range of institutional clients (including super funds, charities, endowments and health insurers) on their investment strategies. Gareth is currently Head of Alternative Strategies, where he is responsible for evolving alternatives capabilities and is co-PM (with Jehan Sukhla) of the Low Correlation Strategy, which was created in 2008. The strategy was the winner of the ‘Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund of the Year Award’ in 2014.

Myooran Mahalingam

Myooran Mahalingam

Portfolio Manager

Myooran joined the Group in February 2001 where he was responsible for formulating the strategic asset allocation products for MLC's suite of multi-asset class strategies for the Capital Markets Research Team.

In 2004 he transitioned to Manager Research where he now plays a key role in researching MLC’s managers for global equities. Myooran also builds and tailors multi-manager portfolios to meet client needs and assesses new investment managers and strategies. Prior to joining the Group Myooran worked as an actuarial consultant at Deloitte.

John Owen

John Owen

Portfolio Specialist

John has worked in the financial services industry since 1979. He joined MLC in 1994 after working at Westpac Investment Management as Head of Australian shares research and a manager of share portfolios for ten years. At MLC, John researched Australian shares and listed property managers for MLC's portfolios for seven years and since 2004 he has been responsible for communicating with advisers, Research Houses and investors on MLC's investment approach and portfolio strategies.


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Bob Cunneen

Senior Economist & Portfolio Specialist

Bob Cunneen joined NAB Asset Management in April 2016 in the role of Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist.

Bob has 30 years’ experience in Global financial markets covering asset allocation, bond strategy and currency management.

Bob has respective Master’s degrees in Economics and Finance and is a graduate of London, Macquarie and Sydney University.

Mike Gallagher

Head of Distribution, Intermede Investment Partners

Mike has 12 years investment experience, holds a BA in English from the University of Oxford and is a CFA and CAIA Charterholder.

Previously partner and head of business development and investor relations at Praxient Capital in London (2013-2014), Mike worked as a Product Specialist at Lloyd George Management (2009-2013), and began his career at Baillie Gifford & Co. in Edinburgh, initially as an investment analyst with a focus on EAFE equities (2002-2005), and subsequently on the team sourcing and servicing North American institutional clients (2005-2007).

Simon Elimelakh

Simon Elimelakh

Head of Investment Risk

Simon Elimelakh is Head of Investment Risk where he set up and runs, with his team, a comprehensive multi-asset class multi-manager investment risk framework which is recognised as one of the leading investment risk platforms in the industry. He is also a voting member and the alternate chair of the Investment Committee.

Simon joined MLC in February 2012 and has 25 years of investment experience in Australia having workedin senior roles for several major domestic and international funds management and consultingfirms including Ibbotson/Morningstar Investment Management Australia (Head of Strategy), BT Investment Management (Head of Quantitative Investment Strategies), Rothschild Asset Management (Head of Quantitative Analysis) and (MSCI) BARRA (Senior Consultant).

Simon holds Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics, he is a CFA Charter holder, Fellow of FINSIA and a member of the Q-Group Australia and CQA (Chicago Quantitative Alliance).

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Dr Tano Pelosi

Portfolio Manager,  Antares Fixed Income

Dr Tano Pelosi has 25 years experience in the finance industry across banking and funds management. Dr Pelosi has broad responsibilities across the team with specialist knowledge in inflation and credit. He manages several portfolios in the inflation and real return space. Prior to commencing his role as Fund manager in 2004, Dr Pelosi was a top rated corporate bond analyst for NAB Capital Markets and had a similar role prior to that at Westpac.

John Woods

Portfolio Manager

John Woods joined MLC as a Portfolio Manager in June 2016. He is a co-Portfolio Manager for all the portfolios managed by the Capital Markets Research team and has a particular focus on the tailored portfolio, which aims to deliver absolute returns from direct listed investments. John was previously at CLSA for 5 years and was responsible for the firms equity strategy product in Australia. Prior to this, John was part of the Asia equity strategy team at Macquarie Group in Hong Kong, covering 11 Asian markets. Before focusing on equity strategy, John worked as a fundamental analyst with Macquarie in Sydney, researching listed telecommunications companies. He has also held positions as a consultant with IBM and as an engineer with Honeywell. John holds an MCom and a BEng (Hons) from the University of New South Wales. He is a CFA charterholder.