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Andy Mahony CFA
Investment Consultant at ResearchIP

What are some of your career highlights so far?
Travel has been a highlight, I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to countries like Tuvalu, Nauru and Tonga regarding their sovereign wealth funds. Meeting the people and visiting the countries certainly brings substance and meaning to the investing side of things.

Another highlight has been helping develop a new way for financial advisers and DIY investors to access and consume managed fund research through the RIPPL Effect reports. What has been particularly energizing for me is the research into responsible investing and how far-reaching this area of investing has become. It is alarming how much branding/marketing can subvert investors’ attention away from investment fundamentals.

What do you like most about your job/industry?
I enjoy the combination of skills needed to be an effective investment consultant in this constantly evolving global environment, i.e. the research and analytical aspects, but also the relationship aspects of consulting when meeting and chatting with different clients. Ultimately it’s all about people and no client is the same. I’m always learning.

What are your interests outside work?
Family, friends, rugby, music, golf, swimming, cycling, getting outdoors. Any combination of the above makes up most of my weekends. Go the Blues!

Can you recommend some good reading and/or viewing?
Red Notice by Bill Browder. Billion Dollar Whale by Tom Wright & Bradley Hope. Both books are astounding stories of corruption and greed.

Make a prediction for 2027
Big data will have advanced the link between financial objectives and non-financial objectives so that impact investing becomes mainstream. And (if I may)…the US will be playing in the knockout rounds of the Rugby World Cup in Brizzy!

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