Meet The Team

One Investment Group distinguishes itself by employing highly proficient personnel with multifaceted and deep experience in the financial services industry. One Investment Group is comprised of in excess of 90 staff with experience in:

Funds Management
Risk Management
Investor Relations
Regulatory & Compliance

Our executive team have a minimum of 20 years’ financial services experience. The profiles below offer a brief insight into the history and skills of a number of our key personnel:

Chief Executive Officer

Frank Tearle

Before founding One Investment Group, Frank served in various roles at Allco Finance Group, including Head of Business Transition and Operations, Managing Director of the Hong Kong Office, fund manager of two funds, Director of the corporate finance team and General Counsel.

Prior to this corporate experience, Frank was a lawyer with more than 10 years’ experience working in major law firms in Australia and the United Kingdom, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, funds management and corporate governance.

Frank has been a non-executive director of several companies, including the manager of a Singapore listed property trust and an APRA regulated insurance company.

Frank has a Masters in International Business Law from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Bachelor of Law (with Honours) from the University of Leicester.

Managing Director, Corporate Trust

Michael Sutherland

Michael has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry including 12 years’ experience in providing trustee, custody and administration services to the debt capital markets and funds management industry.

In this time Michael spent 7 years at Perpetual Limited where he was a senior lawyer in Perpetual’s legal teams. Michael has also spent a number of years in other business and legal roles including working in large, medium and boutique fund managers, retail banks, investment banks, structured credit providers and hedge funds, such as ANZ, ABN AMRO, AMP, Everest and Absolute Capital.

Michael also has experience acting as an executive director of Responsible Entities, ASX listed companies (executive director and company secretary) and acting as a member of investment, product, risk, audit and compliance committees.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Law from University of Technology Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University. He is a member of the Australian Securitisation Forum and holds a current practising certificate from the NSW Law Society.

Director, Legal and Compliance

Sarah Wiesener

Sarah is a lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in the financial services arena across a range of roles, structures and asset classes.

She is a Chartered Company Secretary and has acted as Company Secretary to a number of listed property funds.

Sarah has been head of compliance for a number of listed property funds. She has been a member of investment committees and provided support to audit, risk, and compliance committees as well as remuneration and nomination committees.

Sarah has experience in structuring complex capital markets transactions in domestic and overseas jurisdictions (primarily debt, securitisation and collaterised debt structures) and has worked closely with management on a number of fund management products for wholesale and retail investors.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Laws from Bristol University (Honours) and holds a current NSW practising certificate.

Chief Financial Officer

Lauro Ramos

Lauro joined One Investment Group in March 2011, having previously worked for Chevrolet Philippines as a member of the finance team.

Lauro has a depth of experience in planning and delivering monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements, general ledger creation and reconciliation, variance analysis, BAS GST calculation and lodgement.

In his role at One Investment Group, Lauro oversees the month end financial and AFSL reporting, consolidation of group results, monthly variance analysis reporting to the Board, preparation of the annual statutory accounts, contact point for external audits, supervision and guidance of the accounting team, ensuring compliance with statutory law, financial regulations, and accounting standards and supports in system changes to optimise financial and operational outcomes.

Lauro is a Certified Practicing Accountant and holds an Advanced Diploma in Accounting (with Distinction) from the Sydney Institute of TAFE as well as a Bachelor of Science majoring in Management Accounting from Angeles University Foundation Philippines.

Managing Director, Trustee Operations

David Lom

David is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years professional experience, spanning both the professional and financial services sectors. David has a deep understanding of fund structures and has managed funds across all asset classes.

Prior to joining OIG David co-founded a start-up trustee company, which grew from zero dollars of assets under supervision to in excess of $500 million of assets under supervision in less than 2.5 years.

David was previously the Acting Head of Responsible Entity Services at Perpetual, where he led a team managing over 50 registered schemes with assets exceeding $7 billion.

David has also worked for both PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG in their audit and transaction services business units.

David is a keen golfer and enjoys spending time with his family.

Managing Director, Custody

Shane Ritchie

Shane is a senior finance professional with more than 25 years’ operational experience within the financial industry both in Australia and overseas. Having worked at a number of custodians, fund managers and brokers, Shane has extensive experience with back and middle office functionality across numerous asset classes for both local and international markets.

Prior to joining OIG, Shane led the custody area at Mainstream Fund Services for 2 years, and prior to that ran the Overnight Operations team at NAB in Melbourne for 5 years.  Shane has also had management roles in project management, trade & settlements, corporate actions, FX, transitions, and customer service.  The bulk of Shane’s experience has been gained at organisations including Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, CLSA, State Street and National Australia Bank.

Managing Director, Financial Assets

Steven Rankin

Steven has more than 20 years’ fund accounting, registry and fund administration experience, having worked both in Australia and the UK.

Prior to joining Unity Fund Services in July 2012, Steven held the position of Senior Account Manager at Citco Fund Services (Sydney) where over a period of 8 years, he was responsible for multiple accounting teams producing NAVs for a range of Australian, Cayman, BVI & Delaware domiciled hedge and private equity funds. Prior to this he was employed as Senior Fund Accountant at AEGON Asset Management. Steven worked at AEGON for 7 years with responsibility for Life and Pension fund reporting and unit pricing, including risk reporting and maintaining accounts for Property and Venture Capital accounts involved in the acquisition and development of the companies’ land and buildings.

Steven commenced his career at Royal Bank of Scotland in the Trustee department, working with Unit Trusts in the preparation of monthly reporting and daily maintenance of fund records and duties included taking deal instructions from fund managers and passing to the settlements team and booking foreign currency deals for all non-local traded currencies. Steven also spent time in the registry side of the business.

Managing Director, Alternative Assets

Steve Beland

Steve has 16 years’ experience in accounting and taxation gained in funds management, corporate and professional services. Prior to joining Unity Fund Services in October 2010, he has held Tax manager roles at both Brookfield Multiplex Ltd and Everest Financial Group Ltd.

Prior to this, Steve worked for Ernst & Young providing general tax advice to corporate clients as well as being involved in a numerous tax due diligence assignments for private equity transactions. He also worked for Horwath as a Supervisor specialising in the provision of taxation and business services to high-net-worth individuals and SME businesses including a secondment

to the Chicago (USA) office.

Steve is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Tax Agent and Chartered Tax Adviser of the Tax Institute of Australia. Steve holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Master of Taxation from the University of Sydney.

Managing Director, Registry Services

Ben Townsend

Ben has 20 years of experience in listed and unlisted retail and wholesale unit registry.

Prior to joining ORS, Ben worked at Charter Hall for 8 years looking after the outsourced Registry and Custody services for Charter Hall’s suite of Retail, Wholesale and Listed Funds. Prior to that he worked at Perpetual Corporate Trust for 6 years managing the Registry and Loan Servicing teams. Prior to that he worked at State Street Sydney for 6 years in various roles in their transfer agency/registry team as well as two years in London working in their Tax department.

Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New England. He also holds a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from Kaplan Professional along with being RG146 compliant for Managed Funds.

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