John Harbot – Managing Director & Portfolio Manager:
John is responsible for managing Ubique as well as being our Portfolio Manager. He has 18 years experience across funds management, stockbroking and business roles in listed Australian corporations.
Prior to founding Ubique, John was responsible for managing over $2bn within the Australian Share Fund strategy at Perpetual Investments (from July 2008 to March 2011).
His portfolio management experience spans both large and small caps, having also served as a Smaller Companies Portfolio Manager at Perpetual (September 2006 to June 2008) and prior to that, Paradice Investment Management (January 2004 to September 2006).
Prior to Paradice, John worked as a small to mid-cap industrial analyst at two boutique stockbrokers; Austock and Lodge Partners.
John joined the finance industry later in his career, having worked in business and operational roles at Toll Holdings, ICI Explosives (now Orica) and Pacific Dunlop.
John is a graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a Master of Science, Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment from FINSIA.
Martin Kleindyk – Director & Senior Analyst:
Martin is a co-founder of Ubique and has over 15 years experience in the finance industry.
Prior to Ubique, Martin worked for four years as an Industrial Equities Analyst at Argo Investments Limited. Whilst at Argo, Martin was responsible for covering a broad range of companies within the food & beverage, telecommunications, chemicals, building materials, developers & contractors and retail sectors.
Prior to Argo, Martin worked in Institutional research sales for five years at LINWAR Securities, a boutique stockbroker that specialises in covering small to mid-cap Australian companies. Prior to LINWAR, Martin worked at Lodge Partners and Merrill Lynch in research sales and investment banking.
Martin started his career at Tyndall Funds Management as a Trust Accountant, and holds a Bachelor of Business (Finance & Accounting double major) from the University of Technology Sydney, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment from FINSIA.
John and Martin have known each other for 10 years, having met when they worked together at Lodge Partners in Sydney.
Farina Farahbakhsh – Equities Analyst:
Farina joined Ubique in June 2013 as an Equities Analyst covering the staples, discretionary retail, media, healthcare and gaming sectors.
Prior to Ubique, Farina worked for two years as an Associate Analyst at Nomura Australia helping to provide equities research coverage on companies within the retailing, food & beverage and gaming sectors. Prior to Nomura, Farina worked as an Analyst at Dimensional Fund Advisors, and before that as an Assistant Trader and Investment Product Specialist at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Farina started her career in pathology, working as a Medical Scientist for Douglas Hanly Moir in NSW. She holds a Master of Applied Finance from Kaplan (formerly FINSIA) and a Bachelor of Medical Sciences from the University of New South Wales.