US: Our Team

With over 150 years of collective financial markets experience Curve Securities brings together a highly experienced team with a desire to help.

To help our partner banks find funds, help our investing clients to simplify their investment process and maximise their yields and help each other with the sourcing of deals and opportunities.

ANDREW MURRAY 
CEO

As the son of a diplomat, Andrew spent his childhood in many of the great cities of the world – New York, London and Canberra – before settling in Sydney.

He began his career with a decade at NAB Treasury on wholesale money-market and fixed-interest desks, and was thrown in at the deep end when the 1987 stock market crash hit just two weeks after he joined.

Andrew’s portfolio at NAB included the largest in the market, such as AMP and BT Funds Management as well as many other fixed-interest asset managers. He has been intimately involved in all money market instruments, bonds, floating rate notes and derivatives including swaps, floating rate agreements and options.

He was taking a break from the finance industry – enjoying a stint as an award-winning commercials and TV director – at the time explosively charged products such as CDOs were peddled to unsuspecting buyers, and boasts unblemished record.

Andrew has been heavily involved in financial markets education, having been an exam marker and lecturer for SIA/FINSIA/Kaplan since 1994. He has also been a FINSIA Fellow since 2000, and a certified professional with the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA) since 2015.

He founded Curve Securities in 2009 to bring ease, simplicity and high quality service to the placement and raising of deposit funds. The development and continual advancement of Curve’s proprietary systems, along with great staff and fantastic clients, have made this a reality.

Outside of work, Andrew’s interests include new technology, comedy and travel – although these days he is mostly kept busy by family life with his wife Nicky, a magazine editor, and their two small children.

PETER SHEAHAN
Director: Institutional Markets

Growing up, Peter’s father ran a 15-person business manufacturing sheet metal to produce high-quality toolboxes, first aid kits and barbeques. His close relatives were also involved in dairy, wheat and sheep farming.

Peter began his 33-year career in financial markets as a dealer at Commonwealth Bank, and went on to work at NAB in senior roles including Head of e-Commerce, Manager of Professional Funds, Global Markets Business Analyst and Head of Infrastructure Support in Wholesale Banking Global Markets.

He has passionately shared his insights with central banks, regulatory bodies, state central borrowing authorities and institutional clients to develop the best possible financial system within the debt markets.

Peter was Chairman of the AFMA Long Term Securities Committee between 1999 and 2001. He has been Director for Institutional Markets at Curve Securities for five years, and gains enormous satisfaction in contributing to the growth and development of a financial services business supported by his clientele of top tier domestic and global fund managers.

Peter and his wife have also continued their family tradition by running a sheep farm in Goulburn, and produce high-quality wool and fat lamb products – a world away from institutional finance!

DAVID FLANAGAN
Director: Interest Rate Markets

When not helping his clients optimise their Treasury Management Operations, David can be found pounding the pavement, lapping up and down the pool or racing on two wheels as an elite age group triathlete.

He has worked in the financial markets for more than a decade with comprehensive experience in treasury functionality and banking operations. David has dealt in NCDs, bank bills, FRNs, government securities, term deposits and swaps – while also participating in liquidity management, securitisation, portfolio management, interest rate risk and hedging operations.

David has an extensive background in economics including a double-degree in Business and Finance, a Diploma of Financial Services and a dealing accreditation through the Australian Financial Markets Association. David leads our daily and monthly economic commentary, research and reporting, and regularly delivers presentations at conferences and industry forums.

He was previously involved in the operation of Austraclear and Exchange Settlement Accounts with the Reserve Bank of Australia while working at one of Australia’s largest Mutual Banking Institutions.

David has been Director for Interest Rate Markets at Curve Securities for five years.

ALEX YOUNG
Associate Director: Interest Rate Markets

Alex holds a double-degree in Finance and Microbiology from the University of Otago, and began his career as a Research Analyst at Asia Private Equity Research in Hong Kong.

He went on to spend three years working in business development for high net worth individuals specialising in the export of New Zealand beef and lamb to the Chinese market.

Alex later joined the New Zealand Credit Union (NZCU) as a contractor assisting with pre-merger preparations before joining Curve Securities as Associate Director for Interest Rate Markets.

On the weekends you can find Alex at the Lake Golf Club working on his single digit handicap.

GEORGINA KYRIACOU
Business Operations & Compliance Manager

Georgina has worked in operational & compliance roles in the finance industry for the last 11 years, including CBA, a publicly listed financial planning aggregator and one of Australia’s largest mortgage brokerages. Georgina studied law at the University of Sydney and specialises in the regulatory compliance of AFSL & ACL holders.

Georgina also runs a number of online businesses based in China and is learning to speak Mandarin. Outside of work Georgina enjoys travelling, reading, baking and hiking.

MARY-JANE CARCASONA
Settlements Supervisor

Mary-Jane spent her childhood in a small country town in windy Wellington New Zealand before moving to Sydney at the age of 6. On weekends, you’ll find her in the early mornings playing tennis or picking out fresh fruit and vegetables at the organic markets.

She began her banking and finance career in Private Banking at Investec Bank. Over the next 4.5 years, she held various senior roles in the Treasury operations and transactional accounts department. She also joined Institutional Banking for Westpac as a Foreign Exchange officer for the New Zealand Corporate portfolio and SMEs. Prior to joining Curve Securities, she pursued her passions to travel and volunteer in the Philippines, teaching young children in orphanages and family centres in remote regions of the country.

Mary-Jane holds a degree in Business and Commerce, Masters of Business in Finance and is also a certified member of the Finance and Treasury Association (CFTP).

WALLY DENNING
Client Relationships Manager

Wally recently completed University with a bachelors degree in Commerce and Science, majoring in Finance, Financial Mathematics and Statistics and Computer Science.

Wally is committed to providing the highest level of service to his clients and strives to build trust and strong long term relationships with his clients.

In his spare time Wally enjoys cooking up a storm (pasta is his specialty) and water skiing.

our clients say:

“Very prompt service and staff are professional, helpful and courteous.”

Council.

 “David Flanagan is our account manager and the personalised service and nothing too hard attitude sets Curve from the rest. Keep up the good work Dave and crew.”

Credit Union.