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Aaron McMurray
Director and Founder
B.Ap.Sci.Com, ASX ADA 2

Aaron McMurray is a director and founder of TMS Capital. Aaron has been working in financial markets since 1996 as a securities advisor, derivatives advisor and financial planner for a number of institutions including; Legal & General, Zurich Investment Management and later with Tolhurst Noall (formerly D&D Tolhurst). In addition to private client advisory, Aaron heads up distribution and TMS Capital’s wholesale service offering to intermediaries.

Aaron has been involved with investor education for many years lecturing for numerous institutions and community groups such as the Australian Stock Exchange.

Matthew Stephens

Matthew Stephens
Director and Founder
B Ec, Dip FP, CFP

Matthew Stephens is a director and founder of TMS Capital. Matthew has a Bachelor of Economics with a major in Business Law, Diploma of Financial Planning and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Matthew has been working in the Financial Services industry for the past 15 years as a financial planner and a private equity adviser. Prior to establishing TMS Capital he worked for Tolhurst Noall (formally D & D Tolhurst) for seven years. Matthew specialises in providing structural and asset management for private clients in the direct equities market.

Jeremy Hook

Jeremy Hook
Investment Director
B.Ec. (Syd)

Jeremy Hook is Investment Director with TMS Capital. Jeremy is a graduate in Economics from Sydney University and he completed the Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment at Finsia (formerly known as the Securities Institute of Australia).

Jeremy has been in the investment markets since 1993, having worked in both Sydney and Melbourne and was with Tolhurst Noall and its predecessor firms for 9 years before joining TMS in 2007.

He has lectured extensively on the stock market during his career, including running courses for ASIC, the Capital Markets Development Authority in the Maldives, and the Reserve Bank of Fiji. Jeremy appears regularly on the CNBC Business Network, Sky Business shows Your Money Your Call and Market Day and on segments for ABC radio.

Ben Clark

Ben Clark
Portfolio Manager
B.Com (Syd)

Ben Clark commenced his role as Portfolio Manager with TMS in 2005 and has over 15 years’ experience in the industry. Ben is responsible for the research, construction and ongoing management of client portfolios, tailoring them to reflect client’s personal circumstances.

Previously Ben worked with a Swiss investment bank as a gold bullion and FX interbank market and proprietary trader. Ben presents regularly for the Australian Stock Exchange and helps prepare course material for those entering the industry with the relevant training bodies. He regularly appears as a guest on CNBC and fortnightly on Sky Business “Your Money Your Call”.

Ben holds a Bachelor of Commerce through Sydney University with majors in finance & economics.

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Matthew Salmon
Private Wealth Advisor
Ass Dip Acct, Dip. F.P

Matthew has worked within the financial and insurance industries for over 15 years, including Prudential Assurance in the UK and Wealth Point (Sealcorp – St George) in Sydney. Matthew joined TMS Capital in 2006 and his previous roles include Accounting and IT where he specialised in support and research & development for Financial Programs, specifically, Financial Planning Software. Matthew has also had experience in Portfolio Management Accounting, Reconciliation and Advisor Services. Matthew has completed an Associate Diploma in Accounting and has his Diploma of Financial Planning.

Matthew's skills as a SMSF specialist assist him with his role as a senior financial and equities adviser at TMS Capital.

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Michael Hartley
Private Wealth Advisor
B.Com (Inst.Inv), Dip.FP

Michael has been working in the Financial Services industry since 2006 as a financial planner and investment adviser in both the Middle East servicing expatriate clients and Australia. Prior to joining TMS, Michael was employed as a senior financial planner with Westpac servicing senior staff and executives.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Institutional Investment from Stellenbosch University (South Africa), a Diploma in Advanced Financial Planning from Kaplan and is currently studying to become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) through the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

Michael is an avid sportsman and actively involved with Northern Suburbs Rugby Club.

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Murray McGrath
Private Wealth Advisor
Dip.F.P. CFP

Murray McGrath has been providing financial advice to clients since 1992, having previously worked in Banks, accounting firms and private practices. Murray specialises in giving advice in wealth creation, retirement planning, Self Managed Super Funds, and personal insurances.

Prior to working in the financial planning profession Murray was a senior personal lending manger following a successful banking career spanning more than 20 years.

Murray is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) through the Financial Planning Association of Australia and holds the FPA – Diploma of Financial Planning and the Tribeca – Self Managed Superannuation Funds accreditation.

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Matthew Waters
Senior Investment Advisor
B.Ec , Ass Dip Acct , ASX ADA 2

Matthew has been working in Financial Markets since 1995 having initially started on the open outcry equity options floor . Having worked in various proprietary trading, managerial and market related roles at some of the largest global banks including Charles Schwab and TD Waterhouse he has been providing tailored advice to Private Clients since 2001.

Having subsequently specialised in Derivatives, International and Australian Equity advice at Ord Minnett and Macquarie Private Wealth to various institutions , not for profits and financial intermediaries he now specialises in portfolio management . Matthew started at TMS Capital in 2017.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Economics through Macquarie University majoring in Finance and an Associate Diploma of Financial Planning.

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Barbara Bray
Office Manager

Barbara Bray has been working for TMS Capital for six and a half years.

After completing a Bachelor Business Degree Barbara worked in the superannuation industry for 7 years where she specialised in the Corporate Superannuation Administration and Consulting Services before leaving to raise her three children.

She has extensive experience in Superannuation administration and client services.

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