Private Client Solutions Team

At FIIG we concentrate on one asset class - Fixed Income. We seek out and employ experts in this field so that our clients can benefit from this experience. Meet some of our team.

Mark Connors

Mark Connors
Head of Private Client Solutions (QLD WA)

Mark has over 20 years experience including legal, financial services, professional sport, rugby commentary/public speaking, charity work and Board directorships. Following completion of his law degree at QUT, Mark practiced as a lawyer in Brisbane for 12 years and later combined this with a professional rugby union sporting career representing both the Queensland Reds and the Wallabies.

Throughout his career and since retiring from professional rugby Mark has performed numerous speaking engagements and has also held a part-time rugby commentary role with 4TAB Radio.  Mark is a current Non-Executive Director of the Queensland Rugby Union and previously served on the Board of the Australia Rugby Union from 2007 to 2012.

Mark has held leadership roles in all of his endeavours and has worked in the Financial Services Industry with Wilson HTM over the preceding 10 years before joining FIIG in mid-2016.  In June 2018, Mark became the Joint Head of Private Client Solutions.

Jon Sheridan

Jon Sheridan
Head of Private Client Solutions (NSW VIC ACT SA)

Jon has been working in investment markets for over 15 years, in both London and Sydney. A Chartered Accountant, Jon began his career servicing mid-market corporates in the UK with PwC, before moving into Investment Banking roles with UBS, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse, in both Institutional Equities and Fixed Income businesses.

In 2011 Jon  took his passion for investing into giving advice directly to clients, as a Private Banker with Credit Suisse, before joining FIIG in 2013 to specialise in the Fixed Income asset class.

Jon is an active advocate for FIIG in the wider world, presenting often on Sky News Business and around NSW/ACT to clients and Industry groups. Jon became the Joint Head of Private Client Solutions in June 2018.

Daryl Bruce

Darryl Bruce
State Manager Markets - WA

Darryl has almost 20 years’ experience working in the financial services sector across Australia, UK and New Zealand. Prior to joining FIIG in early 2014 Darryl worked as a corporate bond fund manager for a 200+ year old private bank in the UK for 8 years. This included the tumultuous period before, during and after the GFC.

After working at FIIG as a private client dealer for almost two years Darryl was appointed head of FIIG’s business in Western Australia in late 2015.

Elizabeth Moran

Elizabeth Moran
Director - Education and Research

Elizabeth is considered an expert in the fixed income asset class and is a regular contributor to The Australian. She frequently writes for and is quoted in other press.

Elizabeth has been with FIIG for nine years and for much of that time has been a corporate and bank analyst. In recent years her passion for education has seen her role shift, to author/edit FIIG’s “The Australian Guide to Fixed Income” and an online fixed income course for Financial Advisors. She continues to edit FIIG’s weekly newsletter, “The WIRE”.

In her role as Director of Education, Elizabeth has delivered presentations at conferences across Australia including Morningstar, Eureka Report, The Australian Shareholders Association and the ASX.

Leigh Winton

Leigh Winton
Head of Portfolio Strategies

Leigh Winton has over 20 years’ experience within Financial markets within the asset classes of Fixed Income, Foreign-Exchange, Derivatives and Commodities, predominantly within JPM, RBS, CBA & HSBC (Midland). Leigh has a mix of Structuring, Product and Sales backgrounds, with his highest educational qualification being a Master of Business (in Finance) from UTS. Whilst at CBA, Leigh was the co-Head of an investor products business which originated and distributed Fixed Income products within the CBA channels of Middle-market Institutions, CBA Private Bank and CommSec. Leigh has regularly been a guest lecturer facilitating workshops in financial markets. Explaining products in simplistic terms have been a key part of his roles to date.

Kieran Quaine

Kieran Quaine
Head of Managed Income Portfolio Services

Kieran has in excess of 30 years experience in senior roles in the fixed income market, primarily as a fund manager in charge of investing multiple billions of dollars across a wide range of investment mandates. His experience includes roles as a proprietary interest rate trader, debt originator, syndicator and institutional debt sales, with his expertise in the unrated market likely unsurpassed.

He has been with FIIG securities for 7 years and is the Head of the Managed Income Portfolio Service.

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Brad Sheehan - Director Corporate and Institutional Bianca Burt - Associate Director, Money Market Sales John Sheridan - Head of Private Clients NSW/ACT Mark Connors - State Manager Darryl Bruce - StateManager - WA  

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