Automic Markets (part of Automic Group)
AUSTRALIA’S LEADING SPECIALIST INVESTOR AND MEDIA RELATIONS ADVISORY FIRM.
Our team of professionals based in Melbourne and Sydney are focused on providing equity capital markets advice and targeted media strategies. Automic Markets (formally Market Eye) is the only specialist investor and media relations advisory firm in Australia whose senior team has decades of direct experience in equity capital markets and financial news media.
Automic Markets is a leader in providing investor and media relations solutions and has developed excellent client offerings including, specialist investor relations advisory services, strategic media advice and market intelligence tools. Our suite of comprehensive premium services are provided across a range of listed companies, from micro cap to large cap.
Our service offering includes:
Premium shareholder analytics offering (Market Holders)
Market Holders is a best of breed comprehensive shareholder ownership report. It improves your knowledge of your beneficial shareholders and decision makers, ensuring that you are aware of who holds your stock and ensuring that your IR programme is run efficiently. The analysis identifies and tracks investors sitting under custodians/nominee accounts. Importantly, each Market Holders report for a particular client is prepared each time by the same tertiary qualified capital markets analyst based in Melbourne or Sydney.
Automic Markets services over 180 ASX companies for their shareholder surveillance services. The report includes, amongst other things:
Market Holders share register reports are the only analyses in the market that provides a narrative overview of the key drivers to shareholder movements over the period, providing market intelligence behind key shareholder movements. Automic Markets is able to provide this market intelligence given our broad, deep, and longstanding relationships with key market participants.
Ronn founded Market Eye in 2007, and now sits on the board of Automic Group. He has 18 years financial services, capital markets, investment banking and investor relations experience.
Ronn has advised a number of listed companies on their investor relations strategies and communications – from micro cap to large cap. Recognised as one of the leading investor relations practitioners in Australasia, he regularly presents on investor relations topics at conferences held by industry and professional associations.
Ronn was previously Group Manager, Investor Relations at AXA Asia Pacific Holdings – a top 25 ASX listed company, representing the global AXA Group’s life insurance and wealth management interests in the Asia-Pacific region. Over the four years Ronn was head of investor relations at AXA Asia Pacific, its share price significantly outperformed the overall market and other listed insurance / wealth management companies.
From 2010 to 2012, Ronn was a Non-executive Director of the University Co-operative Bookshop Limited, and Chairman of its Audit, Risk and Corporate Governance Committee. He is actively involved in community, professional and business bodies, was made a Williamson Fellow after graduating from Leadership Victoria’s 2006 Williamson Community Leadership Programme, and was a School Councillor at his children’s school.
Ronn is a Chartered Accountant, Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of NSW, Fellow of FINSIA, and completed a Master of Laws (USyd) and Bachelor of Commerce/Laws (UNSW).
Eric joined Market Eye in 2008, and prior to Market Eye being acquired by Automic Group was the Managing Director & CEO. He is now the Managing Principal of Automic Markets. He has worked across many of Automic Markets/Market Eye’s longstanding clients, and currently manages a number of client relationships in addition to overseeing the operations of Automic Markets.
Eric’s experience in providing dedicated investor relations advice for over 15 years means he has built a deep understanding of his clients’ capital markets’ needs.
Prior to joining Market Eye, Eric was a Senior Financial Accountant at AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Limited, and also spent time within AXA Asia Pacific’s Investor Relations department. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and has completed a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance (Kaplan) and a Bachelor of Commerce (LaTrobe).
Adrian has over 25 years of industry experience as an institutional investment professional. He is a former owner and Executive Director of Perennial Growth Management, a business he co-founded in 1999 where he developed the investment philosophy, investment style and analytical platform for the business and played a key role in its ultimate success with funds under management growing from $250m in 1999 to approximately $3bn today. His previous roles included Head of Australian Equities and Portfolio Manager with IOOF and he began his career in the industry in 1989 with UBS Philips and Drew Fund Management in the UK.
Adrian brings an important perspective to the advice he provides to clients having been an institutional investor and has a deep understanding of capital markets and its stakeholders.
Adrian is a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA), Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and completed a Master of Applied Finance (The University of Melbourne) and Bachelor of Business (RMIT).
A top-rated resource sector research analyst in Australia, Craig has over 18 years of industry experience in the financial markets specialising in equity research within the resources sector. His background as a Geological Engineer allows Craig to provide clients with unique insights based on an in-depth understanding of the mining industry and financial markets.
Prior to joining Market Eye, he was Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific Metals and Mining Research at Goldman Sachs. Craig also worked with Citigroup in London for six years heading their UK Metals and Mining equity research team. At BHP Billiton he was Vice-President of Strategy & Business development and also held industry roles with Pasminco and Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines.
Executive Director, Media & Communications
Tristan has 25 years of media and communications experience across the full suite of external corporate affairs disciplines.
He implements multi-channel communication programs that build brands and enhance the reputation of companies to position them as thought leaders and influencers among their stakeholders.
He previously led client engagement across several sectors as the 2IC of the Melbourne office of Edelman Public Relations, and has also led media relations / corporate affairs functions at NAB, GE Capital, General Motors and Mercer.
Bronze Quill for ‘Media Relations’ at the Global 2019 IABC Gold Quill awards
Silver award for ‘Innovation in Media Relations’ at the 2019 Asia Pacific Steve® Business Awards.