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Our experienced researchers contribute extensive knowledge of the financial services landscape and are specialised with proven expertise in a range of areas. 

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Alastair McIntosh
Consultant

Alastair is a Consultant and member of the Property research team.

Prior to joining JANA in 2014, Alastair worked at Federation Centres (formally Centro Properties Group) as an unlisted property fund manager, responsible for a retail property portfolio across Australia and the United States. Prior to Federation Centres, Alastair was a project manager for Carson Group (now part of Coffey Group), and a project engineer at Lycopodium.

Alastair holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

Andrew Cassar
Senior Consultant

Andrew is a Senior Consultant and a member of the Australasian Equities Research Team (AERT).  

Before joining JANA in 2015, Andrew worked at Crowe Horwath Australasia as a Senior Research Analyst. His responsibilities included fund manager and listed equity research, model portfolio construction and delivering investment market and economic presentations. Prior to Crowe Horwath, Andrew worked at Zenith Investment Partners as an Investment Analyst where he undertook fund manager research across all asset classes.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business (Financial Risk Management / International Trade) and has successfully completed the Level 1 exam of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.

Angela Ruchin
Senior Consultant

Angela is a Senior Consultant and a member of the Infrastructure Research Team and the Direct Investment Unit.

Prior to joining JANA in 2018, Angela spent three years in the Westpac Project Finance team, participating in a number of large privatisations, including successfully financing regulated utilities, transport infrastructure and renewable energy.  Angela also has eight years’ experience with Hastings as an assistant fund manager, asset manager and originator as well as having board roles on PPP projects and transport infrastructure including airports, ports and rail.

Angela holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and a Bachelor of Finance from the University of Adelaide, a graduate certificate from FINSIA, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a CFA charterholder and a CPA.

Anthony Ballard
Senior Consultant, Head of Australian Equities

Anthony Ballard is the Head of JANA’s Australian Equities Research Team, responsible for capital markets and investment manager research across JANA’s client base. Anthony has been researching Australian Equities for JANA clients since 2009.

In addition to research, Anthony also has a Consulting role at JANA, providing advice to clients across JANA’s traditional asset consulting business, including Industry and Government Super Funds.

Anthony joined JANA following the completion of his studies in 2007, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) degree from Monash University.

Bharat Satghare
Consultant

Bharat is a Consultant and a member of the Infrastructure Research Team and Direct Investment Unit. 

Prior to joining JANA in 2018, Bharat worked for five years at Samsung Construction & Trading in South Korea, where he focused on direct investments in the natural resources, transportation and power sectors. Prior to that, he worked at Aranca, an investment research firm in India, on equity and investment research on the power, energy and real estate sectors.  

Bharat has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia (B.S. Commerce and a minor in French), and a Master’s of Business Administration from Dartmouth College – Tuck School of Business.