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Greg Smith- Head of Research
 

Greg heads up our research team and has been with Fat Prophets for over 14 years. He has been an active private investor in the stock market for almost 30 years and has long adopted a value-based fundamental approach to his stock picking. Prior to joining Fat Prophets Greg qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in Wellington, before going on to work in the banking and finance sector in London, spending four years at the funds management arm of Mellon Global Investments.

 
David Lennox

David Lennox has been covering the Australian equity market as an Analyst for over 30 years. His experience includes coverage of both Australian resource and industrial companies across the market capitalisation spectrum.

David’s was most recently with CENTRIC Wealth a financial planning group, where he focussed on coverage of the Australian resource sector.

David’s broader experience includes time with organisations including Colonial Mutual Life, Norwich Union Life, Australian Casualty & life and the Suncorp Group, where he held positions as an Analyst, Portfolio Manager and Fund Manager.

 
Andrew Blackmore

Andrew joined Fat Prophets at the beginning of 2011 to support the research team analyzing a range of international equities. Andrew began his career in the finance industry in 2000 after having previously worked in the IT industry at IBM Global Services. Having previously been a personal investor in the stock market for several years he moved into an analyst role for an Australian Equities fund at a top 100 ASX listed financial services company. Initially his focus was on the TMT and Healthcare industries, but this soon broadened to a wider range of industries.

In the interim period Andrew was part of investment teams that invested in a range of unlisted and listed investment opportunities. These included private equity deals that had international co-investors from the US, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Fat Prophets his most recent role was at an absolute return fund with a focus on international listed equities. 

Andrew has completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma in Finance from the University of Otago, New Zealand and a Master of Commerce from the University of Sydney, Australia. 

 
James Lennon

James joined Fat Prophets in October 2014 as an equities analyst. While his primary focus is on Australian-listed companies, he is also involved in the analysis of companies listed on overseas markets such as the United Kingdom, Europe and North America.

Prior to joining Fat Prophets, James spent a decade analysing small companies for ABN AMRO, JP Morgan, and most recently Ord Minnett. James holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and a Masters in Applied Science.   

 

 

Andrew Latto

Andrew heads up the small cap equities research division at Fat Prophets in the UK. His day-to-day role involves analysing company results and prospects within a top-down framework determined by all members of the investment team. He approaches bottom up small-cap analysis from a value based perspective.

He has extensive experience having worked for five years with an investment fund with a mandate was to outperform the UK All Share Index. He covered stocks held in the fund, whilst also actively seeking out new investment opportunities. Previous roles include a researcher in Parliament and internships at the Investors Chronicle and E*Trade in the UK. Andrew has followed and been investing in the stock market for 15 years.

Andrew is a CFA charter holder and a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute. He also holds a Investment Management Certificate and MSc in Accountancy and Finance, and Economic History from the London School of Economics.

 
 
Andre Mikhail Obierez
 

André joined Fat Prophets in February 2015, and is an analyst in the Asian Equities research team. He works out of our office in the Philippines, with his research coverage focussed on investment opportunities within the Asian region. After earning his undergraduate degree in 2012, André started his career in Finance as a stockbroker with Regina Capital before moving on to a research role at Meridian Securities where his focus was primarily in Banking, Consumer, and Utilities sectors. He also taught Finance classes at the University of San Jose-Recoletos before joining Fat Prophets.

André holds a degree in Entrepreneurship with a Minor in Economics. He is also currently working on his Masters degree.