Lonsec is positioned at the nexus of Australia’s financial advice and investment industry, enabling us to provide practical, actionable insights that add real value to investment and advice solutions.

What we do

We connect financial advisers, fund managers, super funds and individuals with the tools, data and thought leadership 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 your 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 then 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

Our Executive Team

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.

Lukasz de Pourbaix | Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer, Lonsec Investment Solutions


Lukasz leads the Lonsec Investment Solutions Pty Limited (LIS) business as Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer. LIS harnesses Lonsec’s broad investment research and portfolio construction expertise delivering effective and efficient portfolio solutions to financial advisers. Lukasz is also Chairman of Lonsec’s Asset Allocation Investment Committee and is a member of the Manager Selection and Direct Equities Investment Committees.

Prior this, Lukasz was Lonsec’s General Manger – Investment Consulting where he provided portfolio construction and manager selection advice to dealer groups, fund managers, super funds and private wealth institutions. Lukasz has over 19 years’ industry experience commencing his research career at ING Australia where he was Research Manager. Prior to ING, he worked for BT Investment Management. Lukasz holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and the CIMA designation.

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.

Rob Hardy | Executive Director, Sales & Marketing, Lonsec Group

BA (Hons)

Rob is responsible for the Sales, Marketing and Client Services functions at Lonsec. He strongly believes that effective integration of the 3 functions is must for both sourcing new clients and more importantly looking after those clients that the company already has. The effective use of systems as well as employing and retaining people with service mentality is key to this successful outcome. Rob joined Lonsec in late 2018, following 7 years with Clime Asset Management, where he was most recently Chief Operating Officer. Rob has over 30 years’ experience in sales and marketing, across a range of industries, including the entertainment business, where he previously ran the International Direct Marketing business for Time Warner, up to and through the purchase by private equity group Ripplewood Holdings. Rob is well known in the marketing community within Australia and has sat on the board of the Australian Direct Marketing Association. He was awarded the title of Australian Direct Marketer of the Year in 2004.

Amanda Smerdon | Chief Financial Officer, Lonsec Group

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.

National Sales Team

Steven Jessop | Head of Licencee and IFA Sales


  • Sydney metro & northern NSW
  • Brisbane metro & southern QLD
  • WA

E: Steven.Jessop@lonsec.com.au

M: +61 422 014 888

Neil Pattinson | Business Development Manager


  • Sydney metro & southern NSW
  • Brisbane metro & northern QLD
  • ACT

E: Neil.Pattinson@lonsec.com.au

M: +61 439 900 280

Chris Schroder | Head of Business Development


  • Melbourne metro & southern VIC
  • TAS

E: Chris.Schroder@lonsec.com.au

M: +61 423 736 705

Tony Nejasmic | Head of Wealth Management Sales

E: Tony.Nejasmic@lonsec.com.au

M: +61 404 873 742

Tom Akay | Head of Relationship Management (Fund Managers)

E: Tom.Akay@lonsec.com.au

M: +61 437 418 477

Rohan Brotherson | Business Development Manager (Fund Managers)

E: Rohan.Brotherson@lonsec.com.au

M: + 61 435 266 100

Luke Guns | Super Funds

E: Luke.Guns@lonsec.com.au

M: + 61 408 155 505

Alex Silva | Business Development Officer

E: Alex.Silva@superratings.com.au


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

The Lonsec managed portfolios have provided efficient and transparent portfolios that enable our clients to clearly understand what investments they own. They enable us as advisers to provide informed and detailed discussion about known investments.

Peter HastieStinson Hastie & Co

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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