Following an extensive market search, Lonsec is pleased to announce the appointment of Libby Newman to the role of Executive Director of Lonsec Research.

Ms Newman has more than 25 years of experience in investment management and funds research, including most recently as Lonsec’s Head of Manager Research in Melbourne. Since joining Lonsec in 2007, Ms Newman has held several senior research roles covering fixed income and multi-asset funds, and has been a key member of Lonsec’s Investment Committee and Manager Selection Committee, which manage Lonsec’s model portfolios.

Prior to joining Lonsec, Ms Newman spent 10 years as part of the fixed income team managing Suncorp’s insurance mandates, and has experience in operations, investment performance systems and risk management at Suncorp, Abbey National, DST International, and boutique credit arbitrage manager Artesian.

As Executive Director, Libby will lead Lonsec Research’s investment analyst and data analytics teams, supported by the diverse knowledge and experience of Lonsec’s leadership team.

“We are very excited to announce Libby as our new Executive Director of Lonsec Research,” said Lonsec CEO Charlie Haynes. “Libby has developed an intimate understanding of the research needs of financial advisers and is widely respected throughout the industry for her sheer depth of investment product knowledge.”

Ms Newman will step into the new role at a time of growth for the Lonsec Group, which includes superannuation research house SuperRatings. Lonsec’s iRate platform remains number one among financial advisers and dealer groups, while Lonsec’s investment consulting team continues to expand, with a focus on providing bespoke investment solutions.

“The quality of our investment research forms the basis of everything we do at Lonsec,” said Ms Newman. “We are continually evolving our tools to meet the new challenges and opportunities within the financial services industry, and I am excited to be playing a part in that.”

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