Lonsec provides financial advisers, fund managers and superannuation funds with practical, actionable insights that add real value to their investment and advice solutions.

How we help our clients

We connect financial advisers, fund managers and super funds with the tools, data and insights to make better investment decisions, grow their funds, engage better with members, and meet their best interest obligations.

Client focus

We build real relationships with our clients to help them be better at what they do

Award winning research

Our investment research and tools are recognised as the best in the market

Experienced team

Our insights are backed by our team’s depth of knowledge and wealth of industry experience

Real insights

We provide high-conviction, actionable insights that add real value to our clients’ investment decisions.


Our values

Our values are an essential part of who we are, and inform our vision as a business as well as how we work with our clients and each other. We believe strongly in responsible action, supporting the integrity of the financial services industry, and maintaining the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct.

Independent thinking

We never compromise on quality or objectiveness to deliver trusted, high conviction insights


We stand behind our promises and always do the right thing by our people and client

Client focus

Our culture puts the client at the core and focuses on helping them achieve their goals


We anticipate market needs and opportunities and develop contemporary solutions


We build great relationships and work in partnership with our clients and colleagues

Hear from our CEO

At a time when the financial services industry is going through so much change, it is incredibly exciting to join a company like Lonsec. Notwithstanding the significant growth that Lonsec has experienced in the recent past, along with the great team here, we see a huge opportunity to further assist participants and investors with insights and solutions to help them navigate the challenges that many of them share in common.

Mike Wright - Chief Executive Officer, Lonsec

Lonsec Milestones


funds under management by Lonsec Investment Solutions


Investment products rated by Lonsec Research


products rated by SuperRatings

*as at 11 July 2023

Our Executive Team

Michael Wright | Chief Executive Officer, Lonsec

Michael joined Lonsec in July 2021 as CEO.  He has over 25 years’ experience in leading businesses and teams within Financial Services, across financial advice, private banking, wealth management, superannuation and retail banking.

Michael joined Lonsec from Xplore Wealth, where as CEO he led the transformation of the Xplore, upgrading the business, which resulted a successful friendly takeover to Hub24. At BT and Westpac, most recently as General Manager, BT Financial Advice, Michael successfully lead large teams across the Banks key client segments, responsible for change, leadership and strategy. Michael also worked at ANZ as Head of Alternative Investments and Head of Distribution for Banking Products.

Throughout Michael’s career, he has used his leadership, communication skills and commitment to a client first ethos, to build values based cultures, inspire high performance teams whilst developing strong relationships with all key stakeholders.

Lorraine Robinson | Executive Director, Lonsec Research

Lorraine joined Lonsec in December 2019 to lead the Lonsec Research team. She has extensive experience in financial markets, across investment research, funds management and investor relations.

She joined Lonsec from Evans & Partners, where she was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of the Corporate and Institutional business. Her 10 year tenure included time as Head of Research and as a Senior Investment Analyst. Previously she developed her own investor relations and consulting practice, gaining experience across a number of different industries including financial services, media and communications and technology. She was a successful Research Analyst at JBWere and gained experience in both funds management and investment banking at Macquarie Bank.

Nathan Lim | Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer, Lonsec Investment Solution

Nathan Lim is the Chief Investment Officer at Lonsec Holdings. He is responsible for building and managing Lonsec’s suite of investment solutions, devising strategies for growth and acting as the liaison with the market. He was previously with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management from 2016 to 2023, holding senior roles in Sydney and Hong Kong, where he developed their multi-asset investment approach, which was recognised by the Institute of Managed Account Professionals as the winner in the 2021 Multi-Asset and Licensee Managed Account categories. Before Morgan Stanley, Nathan was with Australian Ethical Investment, managing the Australian Ethical International Shares Fund, which won the Best International Equities Award from the Australian Fund Manager Foundation in 2014. He started his career in 1995 and has extensive experience in asset management, research and stockbroking that has taken him across Asia, North America, the Middle East and Australia. Nathan is a frequent speaker and writer on global market issues, has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia, is an Honorary Adjunct Professor with the University of Technology Sydney Business School and is a CFA® charterholder.

Marc Hraiki | Executive Director, Adviser Sales and Service, Lonsec

Marc has been in the financial services industry for over 23 years, leading sales teams for a number of the most prominent organisations in the sector such as IOOF and HUB24. His experience spans administration, product, advice and technology and he has managed significant client relationships for over 15 years. Marc has most recently managed Key client relationships at global Investment manager, Franklin Templeton. Marc brings substantial insight on the structure and drivers within our industry today.

Kirby Rappell | Executive Director, SuperRatings


Kirby was appointed Chief Executive Officer of SuperRatings in October 2017 and is responsible for setting SuperRatings strategy and ensuring we continue to provide the best possible Ratings, Research, Consulting and insights to our clients. He has worked to build a strong relationship with funds, service providers and key industry stakeholders to ensure we have a strong understanding of the market, and communicating back to the market where opportunities for uplift in value for super fund members exist. Kirby has been with SuperRatings since 2008. During his time at SuperRatings, Kirby has work as a Quantitative Analyst before becoming responsible for our Research team in 2011. Kirby has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney (Finance and Accounting) and is a CFA Charterholder.

Amanda Smerdon | Chief Financial Officer, Lonsec

Amanda joined Lonsec in February 2019 and is responsible for both Finance and Operations. As CFO, Amanda is responsible for finance, legal, risk & compliance, human resources and office management. With experience working in a range of industries, Amanda’s focus, as a business partner, is on delivering value across both strategic and operational initiatives. Amanda has successfully overseen a number of finance transformations and strategic financial projects.

Prior to joining Lonsec, Amanda was CFO for Riversdale Group, a private-equity owned Pub Fund, where she oversaw the divestment of numerous assets. She started her career at PwC and has also worked at CIMIC Limited (formerly Leighton Holdings Ltd). Amanda holds a Master of Business Administration from Macquarie University, a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting from the University of Technology Sydney and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.

Naomi Christopher| Head of Marketing and Public Relations, Lonsec

Naomi Christopher is the Group Head of Marketing and Public Relations at Lonsec Holdings. Her career in financial services spans 13 years, where she has worked in similar marketing and communications related roles at other financial services businesses such as Midwinter Financial Services (a Bruvara owned company) and SQM Research, the funds research and ratings house. Naomi was National Manager – Marketing and Communications at Implemented Portfolios and joined Lonsec Holdings in 2022 following the merger between the two companies.

Outside of the office, Naomi has a love for reading & creative writing and enjoys writing poetry. She also has a keen passion for Women in Financial Services and is involved in various initiatives that seek to elevate and increase the presence of women in the industry.

Bruce Hawkins | Chief Operating Officer, Lonsec 

Bruce has over 30 years’ experience in financial services with an extensive track record across investment platforms, superannuation and life insurance.  Bruce has held a number of senior positions spanning finance, operations and strategic development with companies including NAB Wealth, Aviva Australia and Xplore Wealth Limited.

Prior to joining Lonsec, Bruce was Group Executive – Xplore Wealth at HUB24 Limited leading the Xplore business whilst assisting in its integration into the broader HUB24 business.

Bruce earned a Bachelor of Commerce Degree at Deakin University and is a member of Chartered Accountants – Australia & New Zealand.

Kevin Brennan | Chief Information Officer, Lonsec 

Kevin joined Lonsec in September 2021 as Chief Information Officer and leads the technology and delivery function for Lonsec. Kevin is an accomplished technology executive with over 20 years financial services technology experience and a proven track record of leading strategic transformation in complex, challenging environments.

Prior to joining Lonsec, Kevin was the Head of Technology for Advice, Investments and Private Wealth for BT Financial Group. Before that role, Kevin led the Equities technology team for Westpac’s institutional bank.

Kevin is passionate about building collaborative technology teams with strong commercial acumen and business alignment.

Our Board Members

Mark Spiers | Chairman & Non-Executive Director

Mark has over 30 years extensive Executive and General Management experience at strategic and operational levels in building and developing Wealth Management capability.

Through deep customer knowledge and advocacy, Mark has transformed and grown wealth businesses at AMP, ING and BT Financial Group.

Following his successful career at BT where for 10 years he was General Manager Advice, Mark now acts in Non-Executive Director and Advisory roles.

Mark has been a significant contributor to the Wealth industry having served previously as a Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chair of the Financial Planning Association, Non- Executive Director of FINSIA, and an Advice Board Member of the Financial Services Council.

Mark holds numerous qualifications including industry qualifications such as Certified Financial Planner, Certified Insurance Professional, and Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Drew Vaughan | Non-Executive Director, Chair of Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee & Chair of Remuneration Committee

Drew has more than 30 years of experience advising institutional investors in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.  His experience covers Government, Industry and retail superannuation funds and fund management organisations, including issues associated with investment, risk and compliance, governance and administration of investment portfolios.

Drew has previously worked with Schroders’ funds management division in Australia as well as its credit lending unit in London; with State Street where he managed the trustee business unit with assets under trusteeship of over $11 billion; and he was a Principal of Mercer Investment Consulting responsible for custody and investment administration consulting services.

Since 2005, Drew has been a Principal of Dymond, Foulds & Vaughan and advises industry and government superannuation Boards.  Drew is also the Chair of the Trustee Board and Chair of the Investment Committee for the Fiducian Superannuation Fund, a $2 billion retail superannuation fund as well as serving on a number of audit and compliance committees.

Drew holds a Bachelor of Business and Master of Business (Applied Finance) from University of Technology Sydney. He is also a CPA, a fellow of FINSIA and a J.P.

Christine Christian | Non-Executive Director & Member of Remuneration Committee

Christine Christian is a company director, investor and entrepreneur with a 35-year career that spans financial services, investment, private equity, credit risk, Government and media.

Christine is Chair of Auctus Investment Group Limited and Tanarra Credit Partners and currently holds non-executive director roles with Humm Group Limited (previously FlexiGroup), Credit Clear Limited and MaxCap Group. She is President, Library Board of Victoria and Council member of La Trobe University.

Previously, Christine held a range of senior executive roles with Dun & Bradstreet, including as CEO of its Australia and New Zealand business from 1997 to 2011. In 2006, she was appointed to the additional roles of Chair of D&B Consumer Credit Services (JV between Dun & Bradstreet and Macquarie Bank), the D&B Worldwide Board, and in 2010 was appointed Executive Director of Dun & Bradstreet India.

Previous directorships include as Chairman of Kirwood Capital and non-executive Director of ME Bank, the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA), Scottish Pacific Business Finance and the ASIC Business Advisory Council. She was co-founder and Director of New York–based Powerlinx Inc., an innovator in the emerging partner economy and was Founding Chair of the Business Information Industry Association – Hong Kong and Middle East, and Director until 2012.

Christine is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Strategic Management Society and member and past-president of Chief Executive Women.

In June 2020, Ms Christian was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of her distinguished service to the financial and investment sectors, to women in business, and through support for emerging entrepreneurs.

Mark Carnegie | Non-Executive Director

Mark has more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor and corporate advisor in New York, London and Sydney. From 1990 to 2000 Mark was the Australian and Asian representative of Hellman & Friedman following his training on Wall Street with James D.  Wolfensohn and, in London, at Hudson Conway with Lloyd Williams.

In 2000 Mark co-founded leading Australian boutique corporate advisory and private equity firm Carnegie, Wylie & Co Pty Limited with John Wylie. Carnegie Wylie was acquired by leading Wall Street bank, Lazard Inc in 2007, and following the sale, Mark was appointed the CEO of Lazard Australia Private Equity.

Throughout his career, Mark has been involved in a range of diverse Australian and Asian investments and has participated in groups that have acquired major stakes in the Courage Pub Estate, John Fairfax Holdings, Hoyts Cinemas, Formula One Holdings, SCTV, Macquarie Radio Network, Lonely Planet Publications and London Sumatra Plantations. As a corporate advisor, Mark has advised Qantas and Coles Myer on general strategic matters, Westfield on its A$22 billion merger and Qantas on its JetStar Asia start-up in Singapore.

Mark holds a BA from Oxford University and a BSc (Hons) from Melbourne University. He is a former Treasurer of the Oxford Union.


It was evident to us that SuperRatings have market leading insights when it comes to the superannuation industry in Australia, and we would recommend them to any Fund considering undertaking a strategic review.

Fabian RossCEO - WA Super

We use Lonsec’s expertise in our Investment Committee to drive our SMA portfolios. Importantly, the Lonsec team are great to work with. We have found that our relationship with Lonsec is based on trust and a collaborative, team approach to doing business.

Dr John MorrisonValant Capital Partners

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