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At SG Hiscock, we pride ourselves not only on our expertise and experience, but on the highly personalised service we offer each of our clients. Approachable and professional, our team put your needs first to find the investment opportunities to best suit your goals.

 

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Stephen Hiscock
Stephen Hiscock Chairman & Managing Director

Stephen Hiscock has had a long, illustrious career in investment management – spanning 28 years. Before establishing SG Hiscock & Company back in 2001 and assuming his current role as Chairman and Managing Director, Stephen held the positions of General Manager, Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of Asset Allocation Committee at National Asset Management Limited (NAM). Prior to this, Stephen was Head of Australian Equities and Head of Direct Property at NAM and spent over 10 years at HSBC in Equities and Listed Property Trusts.

QUALIFICATIONS

M.App.Fin, ASIA, B.Com, AAIBF (Snr)

Michael Bartlett
Michael Bartlett Non-Executive Director

Michael Bartlett has worked in the investment business for more than 30 years. Before becoming Director and Head of Sales at SG Hiscock, Michael held the position of Executive Director, Head of Sales at K2 Asset Management for seven years. Previous to this, Michael spent three years as Executive Director and Head of Institutional Equity Sales at Morgan Stanley Singapore and three years as Executive Director and Head of Institutional Equity Sales at Morgan Stanley, Hong Kong.

QUALIFICATIONS

MA (Cantab), BA, Dip Ed (Melb)

Grant Berry
Grant Berry Director & Portfolio Manager

Grant Berry joined SG Hiscock & Company back in 2002 as one of the founding principals. He is a Director and Portfolio Manager of AREITS. Grant has over 24 years’ experience, having previously worked at National Asset Management (NAM), Victorian Funds Management and Knight Frank. In his time, Grant has also been President of the Victorian Division of the Australian Property Institute.

QUALIFICATIONS

B.Bus. (Property), M.App. FAPI

Callum Burns
Callum Burns Director & Portfolio Manager

Callum Burns has 26 years’ experience in the investment industry and has held a number of notable positions throughout his career. Prior to joining SG Hiscock, Callum was the Head of Global Asset Allocation at BT Financial Group – managing $8 billion in funds. Before this, Callum held the same position at Rothschild Australia managing funds of $4 billion. Earlier in his career, Callum was Head of the TAC Workcover Task Force at the Victorian Treasury.

qualifications

B.Eng (Hons)

Adrian Di Mattina
Adrian Di Mattina Director & Portfolio Manager

Adrian DiMattina has 28 years’ experience in the investment industry, primarily gained at SG Hiscock and NAM – where he was a Senior Portfolio Manager, Small Companies and also spent over 10 years in Australian Equities and Fixed Interest at NAM. Prior to this, Adrian worked at the Bank of America, in the Fixed Interest and Money Market departments.

QUALIFICATIONS

MBA, B.Com, F Fin

Robert Hook
Robert Hook Non-Executive Director and Consultant to SGH20

Robert Hook joined SG Hiscock & Company back in 2004 – and now has over 45 years’ experience in the investment industry with him. Robert’s impressive career has taken him around the world, with high-profile positions held in London, Guernsey, South Africa and Australia. Immediately prior to his appointment at SG Hiscock, he was Head of Australian Equities at HSBC Asset Management. Robert’s previous roles include Senior Portfolio Manager at NAM, Executive Director (Head of Far East Equities) at Prolific Asset Management (London) and Chief Investment Officer (International) for Broadgate Asset Management. Robert has also held Portfolio Management roles at Hoare Govett (London and the Channel Islands).

qualifications

M.B.A., B.Com.

John Thomson
John Thomson Director & Portfolio Manager

John Thomson boasts 28 years of experience in the investment industry. He joined SG Hiscock & Company from NAM where he spent five years as a dealer in Australian Equities. Prior to NAM, John held a number of positions at Potter Warburg Asset Management, Potter Partners and JB Were.

QUALIFICATIONS

B.Com, ASIA

Aidan Brooksby
Aidan Brooksby Investment Analyst

Aidan Brooksby joined SG Hiscock & Company back in 2012 as an Investment Analyst and has over eight years’ experience in financial markets to his role as Investment Analyst. Aidan came to us from Select Equities where he worked as an Equity Analyst, following time spent at the South Australian Government Financing Authority (SAFA) as a Financial Services Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS

B.Com (Corporate Finance) (Hons), CFA

Rowena Cole
Rowena Cole General Manager Strategy & Operations

Rowena joined SG Hiscock & Company in November 2016 bringing over 28 years of financial services experience. Rowena is General Manager Strategy & Operations and is also a member of the Operational, Risk & Audit Committee.  Prior to SG Hiscock, Rowena worked in a variety of senior management roles at Equity Trustees and HSBC Asset Management.

Qualifications

B.A., GradDipSecStuds, Grad Certificate in Financial Planning, SA Finsia

Giles Croker
Giles Croker Chief Financial Officer

Giles Croker has been running the finances for SG Hiscock since 2002. Prior to joining us, he spent 13 years with Coopers & Lybrand in London and later, in Melbourne. Giles is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

QUALIFICATIONS

BA Hons (Eng Lit)

Sarah Eager
Sarah Eager Marketing & Events Coordinator

Before joining SG Hiscock as our Marketing and Events Coordinator, Sarah Eager worked in the Funds Distribution team at Equity Trustees for 13 years. Here, she held a variety of roles including PA, Event Management and Marketing. Originally from Zimbabwe, Sarah moved to London in 1996 where she held a number of positions at investment banks, including Morgan Stanley, before finally settling in Melbourne.

qualifications

Dip. Event Management, Grad Cert Mktg

Malcolm Ellis
Malcolm Ellis Assistant Portfolio Manager

As Assistant Portfolio Manager at SG Hiscock, Malcolm Ellis’ primary responsibilities are the analysis of trusts, portfolio modeling and currency positioning. Before joining the company as a Portfolio Administrator, Malcolm held the position of Assistant Investment Analyst at Meridian Financial – he has nine years of investment experience in his role.

QUALIFICATIONS

B.Com Honours (Fin and Eco), CFA Charter holder

Andrew Gillies
Andrew Gillies Portfolio Analyst

Andrew joined SG Hiscock & Company in 2017 as a Portfolio Analyst. Andrew works closely with Tim Gough, Head of Private Clients and assists the SGH20 team.  Andrew joined us from Forza Capital, where he was an Investment Manager. Prior to this, he worked as an analyst in wealth management whilst completing his tertiary studies at the University of Melbourne.

QUALIFICATIONS

DipLang (French)
BCom (Economics & Finance)

Tim Gough
Tim Gough Head of Private Client Portfolios

Tim joined SG Hiscock & Company in 2016 – bringing over 20 years industry experience.  Prior to SG Hiscock, Tim was the Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management at Deutsche Bank Wealth Management in Australia where he was responsible for both client relationships and managing balanced portfolios across a number of asset classes including equities, property, fixed interest and cash.  Tim’s previous roles include Senior Investment Manager at HSBC Asset Management, Institutional Equities analyst at Macquarie Bank and consultant at a number of global financial organisations in London including Salomon Brothers and Barclays Global investors.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce and is both a Chartered Accountant and CFA.

Claire Hughes
Claire Hughes Marketing & Events Coordinator

Claire Hughes works part time and is job sharing the Marketing & Events Coordinator role with Sarah Eager. Before joining SG Hiscock, Claire worked in the Funds Distribution team at Equity Trustees for 4 years. Her roles included PA and Event Management. Prior to Equity Trustees, Claire has held positions in recruitment companies.

Luke Howard
Luke Howard Investment Analyst

Luke Howard has been with SG Hiscock & Company since 2011 and has a total of eight years’ experience in the investment industry. Prior to his current role, Luke worked in the Domestic Operations team at Perennial Investment Partners for five years.

QUALIFICATIONS

B.Com (Finance), B.A (History), CFA Charterholder

Raveen Kuhadas
Raveen Kuhadas Investment Analyst

Raveen joined the SG Hiscock team in July 2016. He comes to us with an eight-year career in financial markets under his belt and experience in both Australia and Singapore. Prior to his current position, Raveen was a Portfolio Analyst in Equity Research at River Capital for five years, a Performance Analyst at NAB and an Investment Analyst at the Securities Investors Association in Singapore.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Commerce & Economics (Hons), ANU, CFA Charter holder

Mani Papakonstantinos
Mani Papakonstantinos Distribution Manager - Institutional & Retail

Mani Papakonstantinos has been working in the investment industry for 10 years. Prior to joining SG Hiscock as our Distribution Manager, Mani was a Key Account Manager at Equity Trustees for two years. Before that, he held the position of Investment Research Manager / Analyst at AMP Limited for four years.

QUALIFICATIONS

M.App.Fin; Diploma Financial Services; B.LLB/Eco.

Mario Saccoccio
Mario Saccoccio Portfolio Manager

Mario Saccoccio joined the company in 2011 and brings over 16 years’ experience to his role of Portfolio Manager. Prior to his appointment at SG Hiscock, Mario was a Fund Manager at Macarthur Cook, specialising in A-REITs and unlisted property funds. Before this, Mario held the positions of Investment Analyst and Senior Real Estate Securities Analyst at IWL.

QUALIFICATIONS

B.Ec (Hons), F Fin

Nick Simpson
Nick Simpson Research & Platform Manager

Nick is responsible for all the Research house and Platform relationships for SG Hiscock. Prior to joining SG Hiscock in February 2016, Nick previously worked in the Funds Distribution team at Equity Trustees for 11 years, lectured at Xuzhou University in China and worked at Fairfax’s Business Review Weekly Magazine.

QUALIFICATIONS

M.App.Fin, B.Com (Economics) (Hons)

Paul Sleiman
Paul Sleiman Distribution Manager

Paul Sleiman comes to SG Hiscock from Equity Trustees where he was a Key Account Manager. Paul has also held positions at Perennial Investment Partners and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He has eight years of experience in the investment industry.

QUALIFICATIONS

M.App.Fin

Hamish Tadgell
Hamish Tadgell Portfolio Manager

Hamish Tadgell joined us in 2015 from Goldman Sachs, where he was Chief Investment Officer – Australia for Global Investment Research. Hamish’s distinguished career in institutional equity research spans 18 years, during which he has held positions in both Australia and the UK at JB Were and Goldman Sachs. Previously, Hamish spent seven years in professional services at Arthur Andersen.

QUALIFICATIONS

B.Com, CA

Sue Theckston
Sue Theckston Portfolio Administrator

Sue Theckston joined SG Hiscock as a Portfolio Administrator back in 2011. Sue comes to us from Star Track Express, where she worked in accounts receivable for nine years.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor Business Fin Planning, RMIT

Eliza Weaving
Eliza Weaving National Distribution Manager

Eliza Weaving has over 25 years’ experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining SG Hiscock & Company, Eliza worked as General Manager of Distribution at Equity Trustees. Eliza has also held roles at Vanguard Investments and AMP.

QUALIFICATIONS

B.Ec, GradDipFinPlan, Dip Superannuation Management