Glen Holder

Chief Executive Officer

Glen has over 20 years of experience in financial markets and investing across Australia and Europe, in institutional markets roles at top tier global investment banks and broking firms, including Citigroup and UBS, and as Chief Investment Officer of a Sydney based HNW private wealth firm.

Since 2016, Glen has developed and executed an investment process that leverages institutional grade “quantamental” portfolio management techniques to construct multi-asset portfolios aimed at private clients, incorporating direct listed securities. The success of Glen’s approach has been demonstrated by strong performance vs peer multi-asset products across each risk profile.

Glen has held roles spanning investment research and sales trading and has extensive experience advising fund managers on securities analysis, market strategy and stock specific trade views. In 2011 Glen was awarded top performer in Citi’s Alpha Generator, which provides actionable trade ideas to institutional clients, achieving a long-short equity portfolio return of +31.5% and a sharpe ratio >2.5.

Glen has a Masters in Applied Finance from the University of Melbourne and is a qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand. He has an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Business Law and Diploma in Financial Planning.

Nick Morton

Chief Investment Officer

Nick has over 20 years of experience in financial markets, including 7 years at Citigroup as a Director and Head of Australian Quantitative Research, and 2 years at Colonial First State Global Asset Management within their $5bn institutional Australian equities fund.

Nick’s particular expertise is quantitative finance, where he is an expert in conceiving, implementing and trading equities and multi-asset models that incorporate the latest techniques including macro-economic, company level and sentiment driven metrics to deliver positive portfolio return outcomes for clients.

Between April 2016-April 2018, Nick was responsible for the overhaul of the CFSGAM Core Australian Equities portfolio, introducing quantitative rigour and process, driving up return outcomes including 2.2% outperformance of the index in the 12m running into February 2018, on the $5Bn active Australian Equities portfolio.

Nick has a Masters of Aeronautical Engineering degree from Imperial College, University of London, and a Masters of International Business and Finance from the University of Sydney, and is a fluent French speaker.

David Wong

Investment Committee Chairman

David has significant experience in senior investment and governance roles at large Australian financial services institutions, including serving as Head of Equites, and Director of Investments (CIO) at IAG and State Street respectively.

From 1988-2018, David held institutional funds management roles within Westpac Investment Management, State Street Global Advisors, Insurance Australia Group (IAG), Mercers and Colonial First State Global Asset Management.

David is a member of the CFA Institute, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He also has a Masters in Finance and Economics and an undergraduate degree in Engineering.

Alice Thomas

Investment analyst

Alice Thomas is a full time investment analyst with Resonant Asset Management, supporting the Resonant investment team with financial modelling, investment research and quantitative analysis on markets and portfolio construction.

Over the past four years Alice Thomas has been conducting research into metrics that better forecast extreme downside risk and volatility in markets as part of her PhD studies in Finance at the University of Technology Sydney.

Alice Thomas holds a master’s degree in applied econometrics and applied finance from Monash University and bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Mauritius. She has also gained exposure to different industries by interning both locally and abroad, primarily in finance and data analysis.

Mima Rahaman

Business Development Manager

Mima has over 23 years of experience across corporate and private sectors, providing strategic advice and empowering clients to achieve their lifestyle goals.

Mima started her financial planning career in 1999 working in a boutique financial planning firm. In 2005 she moved to HBOSA (Halifax Bank of Scotland Australia) working with St Andrews and BankWest Private Bank. During her time at HBOSA, she was the recipient of a number of awards, including Adviser of the Year Award Winner in 2006, 2007 and 2009 and a runner up in 2008. Mima started her own financial planning business in 2010, which she amalgamated with The Wealth Designers Australia in 2021.

Mima is a Certified Financial Planner and a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors. She also holds a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment, has an undergraduate degree in Marketing and Finance and a Diploma in Financial Planning.

Christopher Hayes

Consultant Analyst

Chris has nearly 20 years experience in institutional financial markets gained at global investment banks, spanning equities trading, portfolio management, quantitative finance and technology, having worked at Nomura, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse.

Chris also offers funds management experience, having worked at BGI London on tactical quantitative investment solutions and currently working as a trader and assistant portfolio manager at Lincoln Indicators.

Chris’s experience ranges from designing and managing direct market portfolios to portfolio trade execution, ETF market making, implementing procedural and investment process efficiencies, and more recently, cryptocurrency ETF design.

Chris holds a CQF (Certificate in Quantitative Finance) and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Auckland.

James White

Investment Committee Member

James White is a global equity investor at Lessep Investment Management and was previously a Portfolio Manager and Global Investment Strategist at CFSGAM. His Global Opportunities Fund significantly outperformed the MSCI All Companies Worldwide Index over its lifetime.

As an investment strategist, has spent considerable time advising clients and investment teams of opportunities in technology and China. James worked as an Asian Economist for the first decade of his career.

James has an MA Hons Economics from the University of Edinburgh and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.

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