Tuesday 05 June 2018 by Guest Contributor At FIIG

Listen to our first ever podcast

We are delighted to bring you our first ever podcast, which we’ve called BondCast. Cut your reading time and listen to a podcast instead. This week features Virgin, Plenary and Cash Converters

This week, we are joined by our senior relationship managers to discuss three bonds on the move – Virgin, Plenary and Cash Converters.

Stay tuned for our weekly podcast to learn more about bonds and trade opportunities brought to your by our experts.

We would welcome any feedback or questions, if you could please email clientservices@fiig.com.au.


Jake Koundakjian 
Director, Fixed Income Sales

Jake grew up in Ottawa, Canada, where he rose from a teenage bank teller to a portfolio manager overseeing more than $600 million in assets for the Bank of Nova Scotia. With over twenty years in asset management he moved to Australia seven years ago with his family.

Stephen Mackie
Director – Fixed Income

Stephen Mackie is based in the firm's Brisbane office, managing investments for clients, ranging from individuals to institutions.

Stephen has over 25 years' experience in global markets, including his most recent role at QIC where he was a Director - Investment Specialist in the Global Multi-Asset team. Prior to this, he has held a variety of senior roles as a trader and portfolio manager with RBC Capital Markets, Citi, Kapstream Capital and the Commonwealth Bank.

Elizabeth Moran
Director – Education and Research

Elizabeth has been with FIIG for ten years and for much of that time has been a corporate and bank analyst. In recent years her passion for education has seen her role shift, to author/ edit FIIG’s “The Australian Guide to Fixed Income” and an online fixed income course for Financial Advisers. She continues to edit FIIG’s weekly newsletter, “The WIRE”.

In her role as Director of Education, Elizabeth has delivered presentations at conferences across Australia. Prior to joining FIIG, Elizabeth worked as an Editor/Analyst for Rapid Ratings, writing daily press releases for Bloomberg. Elizabeth spent five years in London, three working as a credit rating analyst for NatWest Markets.

Lincoln Tragardh
Head of Facilitation and Institutional Sales

Lincoln joined FIIG Securities in February 2003. He originally gained experience in a settlements role before moving into a sales role on the Brisbane desk later that year. Lincoln was appointed to the role of Director - Sales Facilitation in 2010.  In this role Lincoln focuses on secondary markets transactions, communicating with institutional investors to source debt opportunities and to provide price transparency and liquidity to our customers.

Lincoln holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance from University of Queensland.  He also holds a Diploma of Financial Services.