Moelis Australia is an ASX listed financial services group specialising in asset management, corporate advisory and equities.
Founded in 2009 alongside longstanding partner and leading global investment bank Moelis & Company, we are part of a global corporate advisory network. The firm has grown into a diversified financial services group specialising in corporate advisory, equities and asset management.
Since establishment, we have advised on over $110 billion of corporate advisory transactions, helped clients raise around $10 billion in equity capital markets and currently have over $5 billion in assets under management, managed on behalf of domestic and international retail, institutional and high net worth investors.
We listed in 2017 and now have a team of over 200 professionals working in offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Shanghai.
Moelis AustraliaBoard of Directors
Non-Executive Director and Independent Chairman
Jeffrey Browne is the Chairman of Moelis Australia
Jeffrey has over 25 years of experience as a commercial lawyer including as principal of Browne & Co Solicitors and Consultants, a practice he founded early in his career.
Jeffrey is currently Chairman of carsales.com Ltd (non-executive director since 2013) and Premoso Pty Ltd (owner of business of “Holden Special Vehicles”). Jeffrey has been involved with Holden Special Vehicles since 2001 when he joined as a Non-Executive Director.
Between 2010 and 2013 Jeffrey also held the position of Managing Director of Nine Network Australia, where he served as Executive Director from 2006.
Jeffrey holds a degree in Arts from La Trobe University, Melbourne and a degree in Law from Monash University, Melbourne.
Andrew Pridham AO
Group Vice Chairman
Andrew Pridham AO is the Group Vice Chairman of Moelis Australia.
Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in investment banking and is the former Executive Chairman of Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan Australia where he completed many major M&A, equity raising and other advisory transactions and played a leading role in the significant growth of J.P. Morgan’s Australian business.
Andrew also spent 12 years at UBS where he held senior roles including Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking and Head of Investment Banking for Australasia working in London and Singapore and was a member of the UBS Global Investment Banking Management Committee.
In 2009 he co-founded Moelis Australia. Moelis Australia was initially a 50:50 joint venture between NYSE listed global investment bank Moelis & Company and its Australian executives.
Andrew has been a director of AFL club the Sydney Swans since 2002 and the Chairman since 2013. He was raised in Adelaide and is an Alumnus of the University of South Australia.
Independent Non-Executive Director and Remuneration and Nomination Committee Chair
Alexandra Goodfellow is an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee of Moelis Australia.
Alexandra has over 30 years’ experience in human capital consulting across Board, CEO, Financial Services and Property within Australia, Asia and the UK.
Alexandra is currently Vice Chairman Australasia at Korn Ferry.
Alexandra is a member of the Funding Committee for the Westmead Children’s Hospital Grace Ward, a Non-Executive Director of the Sydney Swans, and a Mentor with the Minerva Network. Alexandra was a Founding Member of the Tiffany Red Cross Committee, and previously Advisory Committee Member for Women in Payments.
Joint Chief Executive Officer
Chris Wyke is Joint Chief Executive Officer of Moelis Australia and was one of the founders of the company in 2009.
Chris has over 20 years’ industry experience, including extensive private equity, turnaround, restructuring, M&A, equity and debt capital markets transactions.
Chris has been involved with a broad range of clients and transactions, most recently the sale of TEN Network Holdings to CBS, the restructure and recapitalisation of both BIS Industries (A$1.1bn) and Slater and Gordon (A$730m), the purchase of the GE Consumer finance business (A$8.2bn), the reorganisations and control transactions of both Boart Longyear (US$352m), and Billabong (US$495m), the distressed acquisitions of both I-Med (A$1bn) and Channel 9 (A$3.4bn) on behalf of a syndicate of Special Situation / Private Equity investors.
Chris previously worked in investment banking for J.P. Morgan and UBS in London, Singapore and Sydney.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from University College London.
Joint Chief Executive Officer
Julian is Joint Chief Executive Officer of Moelis Australia and was one of the founders of the company in 2009.
Julian has nearly 20 years of experience providing M&A and capital markets advice to real estate and funds management companies.
Julian was previously a senior member of JP Morgan’s Asia Pacific real estate investment banking team, and prior to that was a member of UBS’ Australian real estate research team
Julian has a Bachelor of Business (Property) and a Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) from the University of South Australia.
Kate Pilcher Ciafone
Kate Pilcher Ciafone is Chief Operating Officer of Investment Banking and a founding member of Moelis & Company.
Kate has been in the investment banking industry for almost 20 years as both a banker and operations executive. As a founding member of Moelis & Company, Kate has played a vital role in establishing, shaping and enhancing nearly every aspect of Moelis & Company’s management and operations.
Prior to Moelis & Company, Kate worked in the UBS Investment Bank Office of the CEO and President, where she helped to analyze growth opportunities and develop strategy for the firm. She began her investment banking career in the Financial Institutions Group at UBS Investment Bank.
Kate holds a B.S. in Commerce with distinction from The McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.
Ken Moelis is founder and Chairman of Moelis & Company and has served as Chief Executive Officer of that company since 2007.
Ken has over 30 years of investment banking and mergers and acquisitions experience. Prior to founding Moelis & Company, Mr. Moelis worked at UBS from 2001 to 2007, where he was most recently President of UBS Investment Bank and previously Joint Global Head of Investment Banking. Before joining UBS, Mr. Moelis was Head of Corporate Finance at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he worked from 1990 through 2000.
Ken began his career as an investment banker with Drexel Burnham Lambert in 1981. Ken serves on the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees, the Wharton Board of Overseers, the Board of the Tourette Syndrome Association and the Board of Governors of Cedars Sinai Hospital.
Ken holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Moelis AustraliaMOE Timeline
Moelis & Company opened in Australia
Asset Management division established
Melbourne office opened
Grows total staff to over 70, revenue to over $60m and AUM of ~$1.1b
Lists on ASX (MOE.ASX), achieves revenue of over $100m and AUM of ~$2.9b
Shanghai office opened, total staff grows to over 160 and AUM of ~$3.7b
Grows total staff to over 200, achieves revenue of over $155m and AUM of ~$4.9bn
Moelis AustraliaCompany Announcements
Moelis AustraliaCorporate Governance
Charters & constitutions
2019 Corporate Governance Statement2019 Corporate Governance Statement [PDF]
Moelis Australia’s Corporate Governance Statement sets out the framework adopted by the Board and outlines our governance arrangements over the last financial year. The 2019 Corporate Governance statement forms part of our 2019 Annual Report
Board Charter of Moelis AustraliaBoard Charter of Moelis Australia [PDF]
Moelis Australia’s Board Charter sets out the respective roles and responsibilities of its board and management.
Audit and Risk Committee CharterAudit and Risk Committee Charter [PDF]
This charter outlines the roles and responsibilities of members of the Audit and Risk committees.
Nomination/Remuneration CharterNomination/Remuneration Charter [PDF]
This charter outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Constitution for Moelis Australia LtdConstitution for Moelis Australia Ltd [PDF]
The Moelis Australia constitution outlines the rules for governing the company, including provisions dealing with the roles of Board and shareholders.
Moelis Australia is audited by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.
Our fiscal year ends on 31 December.
Moelis Australia will target a dividend pay-out ratio of between 25% and 50% of Underlying Net Profit After Tax. The dividend policy is subject to change and is at the absolute discretion of the Board. The Board’s intention is to pay dividends on an annual basis.
Moelis Australia trades on Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under the ticker symbol MOE.
Moelis Australia was founded in 2009 and became a publicly listed company on 10 April 2017.