Tuesday 14 March 2017 by Guest Contributor At FIIG

FIIG expands fixed income research team with two senior appointments

Media release

Australia’s leading fixed income broker FIIG Securities has completed two key additions to its research team, creating Australia’s largest sell-side credit research team with more than 100 years of combined experience in global credit markets

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FIIG announced today it has hired John Manning as Director - Credit Research, Banks and Financials and Mary Anne Low as a Director – Credit Research, Infrastructure and Resources.

The appointments increase FIIG’s research team to six and further enhances clients’ access to FIIG’s unparalleled insight into domestic and international debt markets.

FIIG Securities’ Head of Credit Strategy and Research Mark Bayley said the appointments would enhance the unit’s knowledge and experience while continuing to provide clients with the most informed view of global fixed income markets.

“John joins FIIG with extensive experience in credit research with some of the country’s leading investment houses, while Mary Anne was previously with one of the leading credit rating agencies. John and Mary Anne will significantly enhance the depth and breadth of our research capacity,” he said. “They are both well respected across the industry and we are delighted they have decided to join FIIG.”

Mr Manning joins FIIG Securities from Aberdeen Asset Management which he joined in 2011, holding various positions, including Head of Asia Pacific Credit Research. He has 31 years of industry experience, including being Director of Credit Strategy for Australia and New Zealand at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) prior to joining Aberdeen.

Ms Low joins FIIG from Moody’s Investor Service where she was an analyst in Project and Infrastructure Finance covering regulated utilities (electricity, gas, water), coal terminals and rail hauliers, PPPs and other esoteric project finance – primarily in Australia and NZ. She joined Moody’s in 2007 after three years as a Research Associate at Citigroup.

The FIIG research team now includes five senior researchers, including;

  • Mark Bayley:  Head of Credit Strategy and Research
  • John Manning:  Director – Credit Research, Banks and Financials
  • Mary Anne Low:  Director – Credit Research, Infrastructure and Resources
  • Will Arnold:  Associate Director – Credit Research, Corporates and Property
  • Elizabeth Moran:  Director – Education and Research
  • Craig Swanger: Senior Economist

FIIG Securities Limited, which is licensed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), is Australia’s largest specialist fixed-income dealer. FIIG offers private investors access to Australia’s widest range of domestic and international corporate bonds through its ground-breaking DirectBonds service. 

FIIG has more than $11 billion in corporate bonds and term deposits under advice in its short-term money market, bonds and custody business.  The company has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.