US: Our Team

With over 100 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, Cairo  and ….. Canberra – before settling in Sydney.

Having completed a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney he was thrown in at the deep end when the 1987 stock market crash hit just two weeks after he joined NAB Treasury wholesale money-market and fixed-interest desks.

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

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.

During this time Andrew also explored a career change and studied Directing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. After a very enjoyable 10-years directing a wide range of projects Andrew was drawn back to the financial markets.  Using his experience from a diverse 20 years he formed Curve Securities offering a money-market and fixed income service where experienced professions stand shoulder to shoulder with their clients to create opportunities and provide insights that elevate their performance. An early focus on advanced cloud technology enabled Curve to build a term deposit platform second to none. The continual advancement of these proprietary systems, along with great staff and fantastic clients, have facilitated Curve’s growth to administer over $6 Billion in deposits.

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

DAVID FLANAGAN
Head of Money 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 seven years.

PETER SHEAHAN
Director Money 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 seven 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!

JASON MARSHAM
Head of Operations

After graduating from the University of Manchester with a BA in Classics, Jason went on to start his career in global asset management fixed income, working in both New York and London as a product specialist in secondary and primary securities for two of the world’s largest asset managers. He later established himself in senior operations and analytics for a distressed liquid high yield hedge fund based in the UK. Jason is steadfast in his approach to delivering an accurate and seamless operational process for both Curve and its clients.

Outside the office Jason dedicates his time to his two true loves, djing and Arsenal FC.

JOE YOUSSEF
Director Money Markets

Joe has worked in the financial markets for over 25 years. During this time he has held a number of senior positions. Joe began his career in Fixed Interest where he was a Senior Portfolio Manager at AMP, managing over $1 billion FUM and across the short and long end of the yield curve. Joe then forged an extensive career within equities, where he held positions such as CEO Asia Pacific Stock Exchange, State Manager Bell Potter Securities, Head of Private Clients at Austock and Senior Adviser at Macquarie Bank.

Joe has extensive media experience on SKY, CNBC, Channel 7 , Channel 9 , ABC and SBS, as well as print and radio media. Joe is a prodigious presenter to both large and small audiences. He has presented for the ASX and Australian Shareholders Association. He has been invited by FINSIA to be mentor, and has written many investment articles and is a Responsible Executive ( ASX/ACH).

Joe is a strong advocate of moral and ethical investment practises and has presented on the subject many times. Outside of his work commitments, Joe is a keen sportsman, and massive Sydney Roosters fan. He is a devoted family man and devout Catholic, and his motivation is an insatiable desire to have a positive impact.

CHRIS ANICTOMATIS
Director Money Markets

Chris began his circa 20 year financial markets career as a dealer at ANZ , before moving to senior roles with JPM and CBA . Chris has extensive experience with interest rate derivatives , foreign currency , fixed income and money market investment products across multiple client sectors from SME’s to ASX top150. Chris has a customer centric approach , valuing every client relationship and interaction.  Chris has a degree in Economics and post graduate  Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

Growing up on an 80 acre mango farm to the confines of a Sydney shoebox to chase a financial markets dream, pretty much  sums up his life journey.

Beyond markets , Chris is passionate about vintage collectables , 4WD’s and trips to the country.

WALLY DENNING
Director Product

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.

NATALIE KINNAIRD
Associate Director Money Markets

With a career in financial markets spanning fifteen years, Natalie has worked for companies such as ICAP, Yieldbroker, Macquarie Bank and the ASX in roles ranging from Operations, Business Development and Broking. Completing her Diploma of Financial Markets and Dealers Accreditation from the Australian Financial Markets Association has been a highlight to date.

Natalie is passionate about getting to know her customers and is always trying to find ways to help.

When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her son, exercising and traveling.

ANITA DEVINE
Associate Operations

Beginning her career in the finance industry while studying a Bachelor of Business Administration, Anita has almost five years’ experience across Australian equities and the fixed income market. She is invested in improving business operations and is constantly looking for opportunities to develop her skills.

Apart from financial markets, Anita enjoys baking, being active, and reading.

JOSHUA STEWART
Associate Money Markets

Josh has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, majoring in Economics and Econometrics. No kudos for guessing his passion is also Economics. He is an avid Economist and non-fiction reader.

When he is not busy helping clients or reading, Josh is likely standing in the cricket field- for better or worse.

PHOEBE NGUYEN
System Analyst

Before Curve, Phoebe fell in love with Human Resources Management and Technology, she established her career as an Human Resource Business Partner, focusing on HRIS integration projects in Techcombank, NTT in Vietnam.  Her personal interest in technology and software development was her “secret sauce”, she was the bridge to connect business people and technical people.

Returning back to Sydney in 2019, she made a bold career switch to Technology. She became a Software Developer. turning her personal interest into a career.

At Curve, her mission is to take care and upgrade a strong, secure and efficient system to make everyone’s work easier and more productive, allowing them to focus on giving our clients the best service. She also works with Product team to create and launch fintech products for our clients.

On nice sunny days, you might find her surfing in Northern beaches, bush walking in national parks or walking Mochi – her black Lab. If not, she might be busy coding, learning new technology or playing Legos.

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CATHERINE LYGOE
Business Manager

Catherine has a Bachelor’s degree in Business. After graduating in the UK she made an excellent and life changing decision to follow the sun and move down under. 

She worked for 4 years in Sydney as a recruitment specialist across banking and financial service clients before relocating to Singapore to continue building her expertise across Asia. Whilst in Singapore she transitioned into a Business Management role, supporting multiple functions such as HR, System implementation and Facilities management. 

Returning to Sydney back in 2015 with her family, she continued in a dual recruitment and business management capacity before joining the Curve team. 

When she’s not in the office Catherine is busy with her two children, walking her dog or trying to fit in some Zen time in a yoga class. Namaste!

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.