Joint Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer
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Raphael is the Joint Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer of L1 Capital. Since co-founding L1 Capital in 2007, Raphael has jointly managed L1 Capital’s Australian equities strategies including the flagship L1 Capital Long Short Strategy. Launched in 2014, the Long Short Strategy has been the best performing long short fund in Australia since inception (FE Fund Info database – June 2022) and has returned more than 25% in 6 out of the 8 calendar years. 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. He holds a double degree in Law and Commerce from Monash University, with Honours in Law and First Class Honours in Finance.
Mark is the Joint Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer of L1 Capital. Since co-founding L1 Capital in 2007, Mark has jointly managed L1 Capital’s Australian equities strategies including the flagship L1 Capital Long Short Strategy. Launched in 2014, the Long Short Strategy has been the best performing long short fund in Australia since inception (FE Fund Info database – June 2022) and has returned more than 25% in 6 out of the 8 calendar years. Prior to founding L1 Capital, Mark worked at Invesco Australia as an Investment Analyst in the large cap Australian Equities Fund and an Investment Manager in the Invesco Smaller Companies Fund. Previously, he was a Senior Strategy Consultant at Accenture, providing financial analysis and corporate strategy advice to a range of ASX100 companies. Mark holds a double degree in Commerce and Economics from Monash University, is an active CFA charterholder and is a Fellow of FINSIA.
Andrew is a Senior Investment Analyst at L1 Capital. Prior to joining L1 Capital, Andrew spent over 16 years at Macquarie Equities covering a wide range of sectors including Telecoms, Media, Technology and Gaming. He was consistently rated as a leading analyst in sectors under his coverage for over a decade and was also the recipient of numerous industry awards for the performance of his stock calls. Prior to joining Macquarie, Andrew worked as a Senior Financial Analyst at Qantas and was General Manager of InvestorSource. Andrew obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and Commerce from Monash University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Amar is a Senior Investment Analyst at L1 Capital . 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 a Senior Investment Analyst at L1 Capital. 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.
Lubos is L1 Capital’s Head of Dealing. 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.
James is a Dealer in the Australian Equities team. He has built his career in risk, analytics, consulting and dealing roles in Melbourne since 2012. Prior to joining L1, James was a Senior Dealer at Victorian Funds Management Corporation (VFMC), and before that he held roles at Franklin Templeton, JANA Investment Advisers and National Australia Bank. James has a Bachelor of Commerce with distinction in Economics/International Trade and Economic Policy, a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in Psychology and a Diploma of Language with distinction in Indonesian, all from Deakin University. He is a CFA charterholder.
Chris is L1 Capital’s Head of Distribution. He is responsible for managing business development, marketing and client service. Chris has over 21 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.
Alexander is an Investment Specialist at L1 Capital with a focus on financial advisors. Alexander has over 24 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.
Aman is an Investment Specialist at L1 Capital with a focus on asset consultants and research houses. Aman has over 21 years of experience in marketing and distribution within the asset management industry. Over this time, he has held senior positions in distribution with Prodigy Investment Partners, Ophir Asset Management and NAB Asset Management. He has experience in all distribution channels and has previously held responsibility for sales strategy and customers within the institutional, private wealth and retail markets. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Sydney.
Alejandro is an Investment Specialist at L1 Capital with a focus on financial advisors. He has over 10 years of global experience working in the asset management industry. He has worked with both retail and institutional clients across some of the key financial hubs including London, Paris and New York. More recently, Alejandro has worked as an Account Manager for Schroders and as a Regional Vice-President for Amundi Asset Management, distributing both onshore and UCITS products across all asset classes. Alejandro holds an MBA from the Monash Business School in Melbourne, Australia and a BA in International Relations and Business from Hult International Business School in London.
Lisa Salamon is an Investment Specialist with a focus on financial advisors. She has been in the investment management industry since 2004. Prior to joining L1 Capital, Lisa was at Vanguard in Sydney, principally working with advisors and direct clients on portfolio solutions. Previous to that she held retail-focused distribution and client service positions at Perpetual Investments for more than 10 years, as well as holding client-facing roles at AMP Capital and Citi.
Melinda is Head of Communications at L1 Capital. She is responsible for the L1 Capital group’s communications strategy and execution with a focus on investment and technical content distributed across media, clients and consultants. Melinda has over 28 years’ asset management experience spanning asset consulting, marketing, product, projects, sales and client service across a set of global clients and markets, with an emphasis on institutions. During this time, she has worked on strategic projects at superannuation funds (HESTA and Aware Super), led institutional sales and client services at boutique funds manager, Ellerston Capital, headed Product Marketing at global investment manager, GAM, and held a range of positions at Mercer, advising both institutional investors and asset managers. Melinda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Vassar College in New York, USA and is both a CFA charterholder and a CAIA charterholder.
Jemima is Head of Digital Strategy at L1 Capital. She is responsible for the creation and execution of L1 Capital group’s digital strategy as it relates to marketing and client experience. Jemima has over 16 years of asset management experience, specialising in digital marketing and client experience across retail, intermediary and institutional markets. Prior to joining L1 Capital, Jemima worked for Cbus Super where she led their Institutional Investment Relations capabilities, and before that has worked at Clearbridge Investments, Dimensional Fund Advisors, Morningstar and PwC. Jemima also serves as Director and Board Member of the CFA Society of Melbourne. Jemima holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney, a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, is a CFA Charterholder and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Joel is L1 Capital’s Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s operations. Joel has 16 years’ experience in the financial services sector, including more than 12 years at L1 Capital. Prior to joining L1 Capital, Joel worked as a management consultant, 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. She has over 13 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. 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 17 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).
Daryl is a Data Analyst at L1 Capital. He is responsible for conducting quantitative analysis on investment performance and portfolio attribution. Prior to joining L1 Capital, Daryl was a Consultant in Asset Servicing at National Australia Bank. Daryl holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, a Master of Management (Finance) from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Melbourne Business School.
Rowena is the Head of Fund Accounting at L1 Capital. 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. 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. 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. 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.
Senuri joined L1 Capital as Receptionist in 2023. She is responsible for running of the Melbourne office and providing administrative support for the team and firm. Prior to L1 Capital, Senuri worked in the health and retail industries in roles that included executive assistant, administrator and receptionist. She holds a double Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Studies and Ancient World Studies from the University of Melbourne.