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Ascot Securities bolsters Wealth Advisory and Institutional teams with the key appointments

SYDNEY – 6 December 2016 : Capitalising on a period of strong growth and expansion, ASX Market Participant Ascot Securities has bolstered its Wealth Advisory and Institutional teams with the appointment of six financial market professionals: Sean Sandilands, Timothy Radford, Henry Fung, Damian Shrubsole, Ian Simmonds and Mark Murray.

These appointments are in line with the company’s growth plans, which involve expanding and solidifying its presence in the stockbroking industry with a focus on both the Wealth Advisory and Institutional space.

In the Wealth Advisory side of the business, the firm has appointed Sean, Timothy and Henry.

Sean brings a wealth of experience to the firm with over 20 years of experience in the Australian equity markets and has held roles with other firms including, Merrill Lynch, RBS Morgans and RM Capital.

Timothy has extensive investment management, research and advisory experience across domestic and global equities, FX and derivatives markets. He has held senior roles at Rivkin Securities and more recently Shaw and Partners.

Henry has over 10 years of industry experience and has worked for BBY and PhillipCapital. He specialises in Australian and US equities, options and CFDs. Henry is also a trading educator, training students in technical, fundamental and macroeconomic analysis and runs a one-off share sale service for Ascot Securities.

Part of the company’s recent recruitment drive sees former OliveTree Financial trio: Ian Simmonds, Damian and Mark Murray join the Ascot Institutional Desk. Ian will step into his role as Head of Institutional sales while Damian and Mark have been appointed as Institutional Sales Executives.

Ian has over 36 years’ experience in the financial markets and specialises in providing optimised solutions for institutional clients. Having held Executive positions for a number of Investment Banks and Brokers, he will bring a wealth of knowledge and leadership to Ascot Securities.

Commenting on the appointments, Ascot Securities Managing Director Matthew Roberts said: “We are bringing the best talents to the company. All six gentlemen will bring in extensive market experience and depth into our team. I am confident they will contribute to our growth and expansion efforts.”

These appointments follow a positive 12 months for Ascot Securities, who was a Platinum Sponsor at the Australian Stockbrokers Awards and more recently an event attendee at the ASX options seminars in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. With a strong foundation as well as an ever-growing brand presence, the company is in a great position to maintain healthy growth into the future.