Amanda Rethus – Commercial Director
Amanda is a Director and Co-Founder of Gateway Financial Marketing. Amanda has over 25 years of experience in the Financial Services industry and was formerly a Divisional Director in the Financial Services Group of Macquarie. Amanda managed investment portfolios for over 10 years, and at times managing in excess of $2 Billion in funds under management. At both GSJBWere and Macquarie she was varyingly responsible for the management of Australian Equities, Cash, Fixed Interest and Property Securities Trusts as well as strategic asset allocation and strategy development for diversified funds. In the 10 years prior to establishing Gateway Financial Marketing, Amanda represented Macquarie to Australian gatekeepers including superannuation funds, asset consultants, research houses and Administration Platforms. As a Divisional Director, Amanda was also part of Macquarie’s Adviser Sales senior management team involved in budgeting, staff development, product development and the planning and implementation of marketing plans. Amanda has a Bachelor of Science with Honours from Melbourne University and a Diploma in Financial Markets from FINSIA.
Edwina Best – Commercial Director
Edwina is a Director and Co-Founder of Gateway Financial Marketing. Prior to co-founding Gateway Financial Marketing, Edwina had a 10 year career with Macquarie Bank in marketing, product development and researcher relationship roles within the Financial Services Group. Edwina was ultimately responsible for heading up the Researcher Relationship team. In that role, Edwina was responsible for successfully taking Macquarie’s Infrastructure, Structured Products, Private Equity and International Equity offerings to the gatekeeper market, as well as maintaining ongoing commitments to Macquarie’s Funds Management Group. The position also involved significant input into the marketing strategy and product development for the retail third party distribution business. Edwina has a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney, majoring in Marketing and International Business.
Tim Bradbury – Founder/ Non Executive director
Tim Bradbury is the Principal of ETF Consulting and has more than 20 years experience in Australian financial services. he has worked in a range of roles building expertise in business management, sales and distribution, product development and marketing.
This has covered a broad range of businesses spanning asset management, financial advice, investment banking and financial markets, with the last 8 years specialising in ETFs and Exchange Traded Products (ETPs). He co-launched and managed the team which initiated iShares ETFs in Australia and has seen the Australian ETF industry grow to nmore than 80 funds and in excess of $7.5 billion in assets – a growth rate of more than 35% pa for the last 5 years.
Tim spent 9 years with Barclays Global Investors Australia (BGIA) where he ran Intermediary distribution and was a member of the Executive Committee and the Compliance Committee for 5 years. More recently he spent 18 months at Barclays Capital where he was a senior member of the Investor Solutions business within the Asia Pacific region.
Tim predicted that the growth of ETFs in Australia would mirror the worldwide expansion seen in US, Europe and more recently Asia. He commenced ETF Consulting in 2011 to provide consulting, training and research expertise in the Australian financial services market place.
Tim’s 8 years’ experience in the ETF industry and 23 years in financial services provide clients with access to a unique set of skills for their business. He understands the ETF market structure, the key players in Australia, and critically the buying behaviour of clients.