ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Mark McCarthy, Director of Markets, AFMA
Mark McCarthy is a Director of Markets at AFMA and is responsible for managing various technical market and policy committees to promote market efficiency through conventions, standards, documentation and market practices and addressing the regulatory and market issues that arise in these sectors.
Prior to joining AFMA, Mark had twenty five years’ experience as a dealer and investment banker, trading and managing risk in foreign exchange, precious metals, interest rates and debt and credit markets. He has also worked as an international money broker and as an originator in debt capital markets and complemented this practical experience with a Master’s degree in Applied Finance and a MBA.
Peter Pontikis, Consultant, Technical Analysis Consulting
Peter Pontikis has over 30 years experience in investment, wealth management and financial markets. A fellow of CPA Australia, he is on their risk management academic advisory committee and also is a senior fellow of FINSIA where he served on their national policy advisory council as well as its financial markets committee. He recently retired as director of the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) after serving on the board for 9 years.
Andrew De Souza, Consultant, North Shore Business Coaching
Andrew has worked in financial markets for 22 years, mainly in the FX and STIRT markets where he managed desks at Citigroup and JPMorgan. Over the last 3 years he has worked as a workplace training/facilitator.
Richard Walker, Consultant, Luxford Partners
Having started in the industry in 1987, Richard spent many years trading equities and equity derivatives as principal, issuing structured products and growing businesses in a controlled and profitable manner. Institutions where this experience was gained include UBS, Commonwealth Bank, and National Australia Bank, while previous roles held include Managing Director, Global Head of Equities, and Head of Risk.
Complementing his strong theoretical knowledge base, Richard's diverse background allows him to incorporate relevant real life examples into his training, which participants rate as one of the highlights of his program delivery.