Joint Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer
LLB (Hons) BCom (Hons – Finance 1st class)
Raphael is a co-founder of L1 Capital and has 16 years’ experience in funds management. Prior to founding L1 Capital, Raphael spent 5 years at Cooper Investors where he worked as an Investment Analyst and Portfolio Manager. During this time, Raphael was responsible for financial analysis, security selection and portfolio management of Australian Equities across the large cap universe. During his tenure, the $3.2 billion Cooper Investors Australian Equities Fund was among the best performing large cap Australian equities funds.
Mark is a co-founder of L1 Capital and has 15 years’ experience in funds management. Prior to founding L1 Capital, Mark worked at Invesco Australia as an Investment Analyst in the large cap Australian Equities Fund and Investment Manager in the Invesco Smaller Companies Fund. During this time, Mark was responsible for financial analysis and stock selection for Australian Equities across the large and small cap universe. During his tenure, the Invesco Australian Share Fund achieved top quartile returns (Intech survey) and was a finalist in Standard & Poor’s Fund Manager of the Year. Mark was previously a Senior Strategy Consultant at Accenture, providing financial analysis and corporate strategy advice to a range of ASX100 companies.
Lev is a Portfolio Manager at L1 Capital and joined the firm in 2008. He has over nine years’ experience in Australian funds management. Prior to joining L1 Capital, Lev worked at Babcock & Brown in their Corporate & Structured Finance division. Before that, he worked in private equity at AEP and at National Australia Bank in their Corporate Strategy & Investments division. Lev was awarded ‘Best Buy-side Analyst’ at the Australian Fund Manager Awards in 2014.
Amar is a Senior Investment Analyst at L1 Capital and joined the firm in 2018 . Prior to joining L1 Capital, he was a vice president in the Investment Banking division of Deutsche Bank in Australia and South Africa. Amar worked on transactions across a number of industries including financials, mining and industrials. Before that he was an auditor with PwC where he worked with a range of listed groups. Amar obtained a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours from Rhodes University and is a Chartered Accountant.
Andrew is an Investment Analyst at L1 Capital and joined the firm in 2018. Prior to joining L1 Capital, Andrew was the founder of CliniCloud, a health technology company that had raised finance from Tencent and brought a number of FDA approved IoT medical systems to market. Before CliniCloud, Andrew was a management consultant at Bain & Company. He holds a number of patents and was named in Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 list in 2016. Andrew is a qualified medical doctor having graduated from Melbourne Medical School in 2011.
Martin is an Investment Analyst at L1 Capital and joined the firm in 2015. Prior to joining L1 Capital, Martin was an assistant analyst at Diogenes Research where he conducted detailed financial analysis on various listed Australian and international companies.
Lubos is L1 Capital’s Head of Dealing and joined the firm in 2017. Prior to joining L1 Capital, Lubos was an Equity Partner at Baillieu Holst, where he worked for 18 years. In his role as an Institutional Sales Trader, he developed broad equities expertise, including dealing in equities and derivatives and providing trading advice and market analysis to clients, along with managing key institutional and high net worth client relationships.
Chris is L1 Capital’s Head of Distribution and joined the firm in 2020. He is responsible for managing business development, marketing and client service. Chris has over 19 years of financial markets experience primarily focusing on funds management distribution. During this time, he led an investment business (Acadian Asset Management (Australia)) and worked in all parts of the distribution markets including as Head of Sales and Marketing at BT Investment Management and Head of Asset Management, Sales at the National Australia Bank. He holds a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, a Graduate Diploma in Investment and Finance from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology.
Wayne is an Investment Specialist at L1 Capital and joined the firm in 2017. He is responsible for client service and corporate communications. Wayne has 13 years’ experience in investment markets, having worked in investment banking, private equity and stockbroking. Prior to joining L1 Capital, Wayne founded a bespoke investment research firm, Edgware, which provided detailed industry research for funds management clients. Prior to Edgware, Wayne was a senior member of the Institutional Research Sales team at Commonwealth Bank, where he provided market insights and investment ideas to institutional fund managers. Before CBA, Wayne gained considerable global equities experience at Goldman Sachs, where he was part of the top-rated European insurance research team in London. Wayne was responsible for assisting all Goldman Sachs’ global clients investing into European insurance equities.
Alexander is an Investment Specialist at L1 Capital and joined the firm in 2019. He is responsible for all aspects of client service for the L1 UK Residential Property Fund. Alexander has over 22 years’ of wealth management and institutional sales experience working with private banks, multi managers, family offices and high net worth individuals. Prior to joining L1 Capital, Alexander was Head of Distribution for a specialist global equity manager and Regional Sales Manager for JPMorgan Asset Management. Before JPMorgan, he was National Strategic Account Manager at listed financial services firm, Netwealth, and National High Net Worth Manager at Credit Suisse Asset Management.
Joel is L1 Capital’s Chief Operating Officer and joined the firm in 2010. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s operations. Joel has 14 years’ experience in the financial services sector, including 10 years at L1 Capital. Prior to joining L1 Capital, Joel worked as a management consultant at SPP, providing high level strategy advice to large listed companies, government departments and universities. Before that, Joel co-founded and ran an IT consulting business for 7 years. Joel holds an undergraduate degree in Information Systems from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Applied Finance from Kaplan Education.
Jane is L1 Capital’s Head of Legal and Compliance and joined the firm in 2019. She has over 11 years’ experience in funds management regulation and compliance. Prior to joining L1 Capital, Jane worked as Head of Compliance at Invesco Australia and before that at PwC and Colchester Global Investors in London. Jane holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma in Modern Languages (French) from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma of Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia.
David is L1 Capital’s Head of Fund Operations and joined the firm in 2016. He is responsible for unit pricing, investor registries, managing third party relationships with custodians, prime brokers and administrators, and fund reconciliation and compliance.. David has more than 15 years’ experience in global fund operations. Prior to joining L1 Capital, David worked in a variety of fund administration roles for State Street (Ireland), BNY Mellon (Bermuda) and Apex Fund Services (Australia & Ireland).
Rowena is the Senior Fund Accountant at L1 Capital and joined L1 the firm in 2018. She is responsible for fund accounting and reporting. Prior to joining L1 Capital, Rowena worked at several global fund administration firms in Australia, Bermuda and the Philippines, including Apex Fund Services, Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services and Deloitte. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the Centro Escolar University in the Philippines and is a CPA Australia Member.
Isaac is the Financial Controller at L1 Capital and joined the firm in 2018. He is responsible for the management accounts. Prior to joining L1 Capital, Isaac worked as an Assistant Manager at ShineWing and before that as an Accountant at BDO and PKF.
Priscilla is a Fund Accountant at L1 Capital and joined the firm in 2020. She is responsible for fund accounting and reporting. Prior to joining L1 Capital, Priscilla worked at Melbourne IT Ltd (ARQ Group) in a variety of financial accounting and finance shared services roles. Priscilla holds a Bachelor of Computerised Accounting from Binus University in Indonesia, a Graduate Diploma of Accounting from Deakin University and is a CPA Australia member.
Jeffrey is the Operations Manager at L1 Capital and joined the firm in 2011. He is responsible for day-to-day operational matters of the firm including settlements, client reporting and fund compliance. Prior to joining L1 Capital, Jeffrey spent four years working as an institutional stockbroking assistant at Ord Minnett and before that at StoneBridge Securities.