RiverX Investment Management

Team

Relationship built. Data focused. Understanding what matters and delivering without compromise. The RiverX Investment Management team are a diverse team with eclectic investment management experience across Wealth Management, Corporate Advisory and Commercial Real Estate.

Ideology

Our investment philosophy.

Our belief is that by actively managing alternative assets, we can achieve exceptional risk-adjusted returns by capitalising on market inefficiencies.

Protect the downside

Our approach is to thoroughly comprehend potential downsides before making investments and to mitigate risks through a series of meticulous processes.

Stick to your knitting

While we acknowledge that achieving expertise in all asset classes may not be feasible, we are dedicated to becoming specialists in niche alternative assets.

Follow the process

Our investment process is methodical and consistent, focused on identifying opportunities in inefficient markets through research, data analysis, risk assessment, and ongoing monitoring.

Invest with patient capital

Consistently achieving superior returns across market cycles reflects our commitment to delivering exceptional results. Our strategies are designed to excel in diverse economic conditions.

Kieran Berry

Director

An established investor and wealth manager who has personally invested in and advised on multiple asset classes with over a decade of experience and knowledge in the wealth management sector. An avid believer of independency, client centricity and best of breed asset selection as a business owner and professional investor, Kieran has co-founded, successfully operated, and scaled his wealth management businesses at Shaw and partners before setting out the next generation in wealth management services at RiverX IM.

From humble beginnings Kieran has created a wealth management business in his prior role that ranked amongst the top advisors at his firm. Kieran has an extensive network within the wealth management space, which has enabled him to gain access to invitation only premium investment solutions for his investors.

John Mills

COO l Private Wealth

John has been actively involved for over 3 decades in providing high quality advice to Corporates, Private Schools, Trade Unions, high net worth Individuals and senior government appointees, such as State Governors and the Governor General of Australia.

John owned and ran a national financial planning practice, Eluvia Financial Services, with representation in each state prior to taking a career break in 2016.

John has returned to the industry as the Chief Operating Officer for RiverX Investment Management.

Julius Garofali

Director | Private Wealth

Julius has 22 years experience in financial services encompassing trading, portfolio and risk management, equities, derivatives, funds, bonds and fixed interest. Previous to RiverX at Shaw and Partners and BNP Paribas Julius has client managed some of Europe’s largest banks and portfolio managers by servicing them with Australian related investment opportunities.

Julius offers advice to clients in respect to investments in the S&P/ASX 200 index and adds value to their portfolio’s through the use of exchange traded options. Julius has given seminars on options and trading strategies at various events & has the highest accreditation possible from the ASX as an Equities and options adviser, with specialist knowledge in the areas of superannuation and margin lending.

Extended Team

Adem Kozar

Adviser | Private Wealth

Adem has over 6 years’ experience within the financial services industry, initially starting out in the life insurance business and then transitioning to providing holistic financial advice. By gaining a strong understanding on the importance on protecting clients and creating wealth through proactively managed investment portfolios, Adem is able to provide optimal bespoke solutions for his clients.

Prior to working with River Investment Management, Adem worked at a wealth management firm as a financial adviser where he was part of their Investment Committee discussing portfolio construction and financial markets for clients.

Adem has completed his Master’s of Financial Analysis from the University of New South Wales and Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University.

Daniel Phan

Adviser | Private wealth

Daniel, with a decade in financial services at CBA and Westpac/BT, boasts accreditations in securities, derivatives, and managed investments, coupled with a B.Com. in Finance from UNSW. He’s an avid investor, fitness enthusiast, and traveller. Outside work, he prioritizes family, maintaining a disciplined, healthy lifestyle through running, boxing, and recently, a successful corporate fighter program debut.

Kenneth Monares

Adviser | Private wealth

Ken prioritizes strategic asset allocation, elevating client success. Exclusive to HNW clientele, he delivers unparalleled access to private credit, real estate, venture capital, and equity opportunities. Ken’s commitment to excellence shines through in cultivating exceptional client relationships, selecting top-performing managers with competitive MER’s. Managing portfolios with an artful blend of risk management and capital preservation, Ken stands as the epitome of an advisor dedicated to ensuring unparalleled long-term wealth success

Edward JonesBateman

Adviser | Private wealth

Edward is a seasoned professional who manages portfolios for high-net-worth clients. Specializing in equities, private credit, private equity, venture capital, and commercial real estate, Edward brings a finely tuned investment approach that considers both macro and micro-economic trends.
 
Edward’s dedication to transparency is a cornerstone of his practice. He believes in keeping clients well-informed by consistently communicating market conditions, news, and global financial data. His top priority is always risk-management.

Thomas Armstrong

Adviser | Private wealth 

With over a decade in the finance industry, Thomas Armstrong is a seasoned professional who has navigated the financial landscapes of London, Sydney, and New York at NYSE listed companies and has held senior roles in his prior positions. Specialising in investment & portfolio management of domestic and international equities, maximising client returns through alternatives such as private equity, venture capital, private credit and commercial real estate.  Thomas has and continues to manage a wide range of investors including HNW families, charities, NFP’s and corporates. 

Joel Threadgold

Adviser | Private wealth 

Bringing extensive expertise across diverse asset classes, Joel is a seasoned investment adviser committed to providing unparalleled service. With a steadfast duty of care, he prioritizes clients’ best interests. Leveraging years of experience, Joel navigates the intricacies of financial markets to guide clients towards informed and strategic investment decisions. Meticulously curating the finest available options, he fosters relationships built on trust and excellence, ensuring optimal outcomes for clients’ financial well-being.

Sunny Kang

Adviser | Private wealth 

Sunny is an experienced adviser in financial services with a background in stockbroking and managing funds under management in equities and unlisted investments.

Holding accreditation in securities, managed investments and derivatives he is a specialist in alternative asset investments and technical trading, following a global diversified asset strategy.

Maxwell Ni

Adviser | Private wealth

Maxwell, a seasoned wealth professional, has over a decade of experience in the Financial Services Industry, working in insurance and Wealth Management. His results-oriented approach consistently adds exceptional value to clients. Maxwell began at ANZ, balancing full-time work with studies, graduating with excellence and earning multiple high achiever awards. He became ANZ Wealth’s youngest Relationship Manager at 24, breaking records in margin lending, brokerage, client acquisition, and portfolio growth in just two years. Later, at Viriathus Capital, he thrived in Investment Banking and Funds Management, serving ASX listed firms, Ultra High Net-Worths, and prominent Family Offices. Maxwell’s dynamic financial expertise and client dedication shine in Wealth Management, Investment Banking, and Funds Management

Logan Wong

Adviser | Private wealth

With over a decade in financial markets, Logan excels in private wealth management, portfolio construction, risk management, and quantitative analysis. He holds a Master’s in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, a foundation for guiding clients to financial independence. Logan’s unique background includes a Pharmacy degree, granting insights into the pharmaceutical industry. His passion for financial markets spans alternative investments and public markets. Outside work, Logan is a dedicated father of five and a fitness enthusiast, embracing a healthy lifestyle with cherished family time.

Oliver Abrahams

Adviser | Private wealth

Oliver, a seasoned expert with experience in financial services, combines a strong education with expertise in banking, wealth management, property development, and client acquisition. His client-centric approach and wealth of experience in property investment offer a comprehensive path to financial success. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, an organization, or seeking to broaden your investment horizons, Oliver is well-equipped to guide you toward your goals.

Gil Sheldon

Associate Adviser | Private wealth

Gil is a highly analytical, big-picture thinker with 15 years investing experience. Following a double degree in Laws (LLB) and International Studies (BIS) with Honours, Gil began his career as an in-house lawyer, working across the pharmaceutical and financial services sectors.

Gil works alongside Director Julius Garofali and specialises in strategic asset allocation across traditional and alternatives asset classes.

Gil is motivated by a desire to learn and build lasting relationships.

Shivani Hindocha

Middle office manager

Shivani, a seasoned UK investment professional with a background in Finance and Business Management, transitioned from a global investment firm to specialize in private wealth management for expatriates. In her pivotal role, she ensures seamless operations, collaborating with Financial Advisors and our client service team. Beyond her career, she cherishes time with loved ones, enjoys diverse cuisines, and actively contributes to charitable initiatives reflecting her holistic approach to life and work.

Annabelle Taguinod

Client services manager

With 18 + years in the Business Process Outsourcing industry, Annabelle brings extensive globale experience in Corporate Finance and Customer Service. Specializing in project management and quality assurance has a proven track record in exceeding client expectations through innovation and efficient process optimization.

Sylvia Racraquin

Client services manager

Sylvia, a seasoned professional with a Business Administration degree with 9+ years in Operations and Financial Services. Delivering outstanding client experience and general financial advice to high-net worth individuals. As a Client Services Manager, Sylvia collaborates closely with clients, advisers, and the CS team, specializing in New Account Opening and Private Equity Fund management. Beyond her financial expertise, Sylvia enjoys reading, traveling, and indulging in diverse cuisines.

Minette Rodelas

Client services manager

With 7+ years in finance and insurance, Minette is an analytical and detail-oriented administration support professional with expertise in customer service and AML. She excels in enhancing efficiency through process optimization, with expertise in document quality checking and training. Adaptable to new technologies, she brings a collaborative and empathic approach to team environments. Beyond work, she is passionate about travel and environmental sustainability, actively supporting programs to reduce plastic waste.

Alison Clark

Executive assistant

Alison has a keen attention to detail, is highly organized and is an experienced EA having worked with C-suite executives in prior roles. With a keen interest in financial markets Alison is the face of the business, working closely with our associates Alison co-ordinates our administrative workload, account opening and KYC documents. Alison holds a Bachelor of management (Marketing) from the University of South Australia and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Adelaide.

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