Investment Trends has appointed a polymath with two decades of experience across academia, market research and regulation as its new research head.
Dr Irene Guiamatsia will return to Investment Trends as its new head of research. Dr Guiamatsia was the research house’s “key industry expert for retail online broking” before moving to ASIC in 2019, where she most recently held the role of senior specialist for market supervision.
“I’m delighted to have the invaluable expertise, experience and leadership of Irene in guiding our world class team of industry experts,” said chief executive Sarah Brennan.
“Investment Trends is ever focused on giving consumers a voice and improving outcomes in all markets we explore, and Irene and the team will strive to provide the highest quality research, data analytics and actionable insights to support our valued clients.”
Ms Guiamatsia graduated with a bachelor of mechanical engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1999, a PhD in aerospace engineering in 2007 and has previously held post-doctoral research fellowships at Imperial College London and the University of Sydney.
Former research director Recep Peker will continue to support Investment Trends’ clients in an advisory capacity.