Armada Funds Management, Management Team
   
   
 
Management Team

Chris Monaghan, Managing Director

Chris Monaghan is a founding director of Armada Funds Management Pty Limited. Prior to establishing Armada Chris was Executive Director of the Investment Banking property team for UBS AG (UBS) in Australia for 11 years. During his time there UBS played a dominant role in underwriting, equity origination and advisory in the listed and unlisted sectors of the Australian property market. He gained experience in equity origination, underwriting, corporate advisory, asset acquisition and divestiture, due diligence and general property securities activity.

Prior to joining UBS, Chris was a Director of two national commercial real estate companies (including the role of State Managing Director) over 14 years, gaining experience in and/or exposure to management, sales, leasing, valuation and consultancy.

Chris’ core experience includes the establishment and management of investment funds, the acquisition, management and divestment of commercial and retail property assets, equity and debt origination, and effective communication with investors and stakeholders.

Chris’ academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Applied Science, majoring in Valuation.

Richard Germain, Director and COO

Richard is a founding Director of Armada. Prior to joining Armada Richard spent 6 years at Lend Lease Investment Management Pty Ltd (a division of Lend Lease Corporation Limited) as an investment advisor/portfolio manager. His role involved providing portfolio management, product design and advice to the company’s funds on appropriate investment, allocation and diversification strategies across all asset classes including equity, fixed income, property, money markets and various overlays and hedges including currency. Richard has also spent time at investment banks and hedge funds where he gained experience in all aspects of risk management.

Richard is a qualified actuary and holds a Master of Economics in Actuarial Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

Benjamin Rollo, Portfolio and Development Manager

Benjamin joined Armada from Macquarie Bank where he spent over 6 years in the Real Estate Structured Finance division and worked on numerous deals including BOSI/CFAL, Centro, ING, Investa, Brookfield, Goodman and Barangaroo deals.  Prior to Macquarie Benjamin worked at Cushman & Wakefield and FPD Savills.  Benjamin has a valuation background with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Land Economics and Diploma of Building Studies.

Anthony Unwin, Group Accounting and Compliance Manager

Anthony has over 20 years' experience as an accountant with strong exposure to property funds management.  Most recently Anthony was Group Corporate Controller for Charter Hall.  Prior to that Anthony held senior roles with Mirvac, Investa, Babcock & Brown Residential Land Partners, and Thakral.  Anthony has a Bachelor of Business and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

























 
 
 

Richard Germain, Director and COO

Richard is a founding Director of Armada. Prior to joining Armada Richard spent 6 years at Lend Lease Investment Management Pty Ltd (a division of Lend Lease Corporation Limited) as an investment advisor/portfolio manager. His role involved providing portfolio management, product design and advice to the company’s funds on appropriate investment, allocation and diversification strategies across all asset classes including equity, fixed income, property, money markets and various overlays and hedges including currency. Richard has also spent time at investment banks and hedge funds where he gained experience in all aspects of risk management.

Richard is a qualified actuary and holds a Master of Economics in Actuarial Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.
 
 
   


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