The Alto Team
Adam Belton is a founding director of Alto Capital, and a Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Adam joined the financial services industry as a Designated Trading Representative and Investment Manager with ABN AMRO Morgans in 2000. His areas of expertise include equity market investments, corporate advisory and portfolio management. During this time Adam has dealt with numerous ASX listed stocks raising capital on the secondary market and originating company listings. With special knowledge in Superannuation, Insurance and Equities, Adam is qualified to offer wealth solutions to suit your needs and circumstances.
Craig Brown is a founding director of Alto Capital and Director of our Corporate Department, having commenced his career with the Australian Stock Exchange in 1986 he progressed to the position of Head Floor Trader for one of Australia’s largest Trading Houses. Craig has built a successful career with over 30 years of continuous employment in the Australian equities markets and has been instrumental in advising a number of Australian-based Public Companies on their listing onto the ASX. Craig specialises in structuring and financing solutions for companies looking to access capital and list on the ASX and advises current ASX listed companies on acquisition and fundraising strategies.
Alan Lawson is a director of Alto Capital. Alan holds a Bachelor of Business, with a double-major in Economics and Finance. Alan has extensive experience within the financial services industry, commencing as an Investment Manager with ABN AMRO Morgans in 1999, before joining Citigroup as a Financial Consultant. Alan focuses on servicing retail, high net-worth and institutional investors, offering advice on the equity, debt and equity derivatives. His areas of expertise include Superannuation, investment strategy and portfolio management, risk management, corporate research and technical analysis. Alan has obtained Level 2 ASX derivatives accreditation.
Shane Wee is a founding director of Alto Capital, with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to Alto, he served as a Senior Investment Manager and equity partner with ABN AMRO Morgans. Shane has built a reputation as one of Perth’s leading equities advisors, building close relationships with numerous business leaders in the Western Australian community. Shane is focused on building long term relationships with strategic partners which continuously value adds to our local network of clients and contacts throughout South East Asia.
Clarke Barlow joined Alto Capital as an Investment Manager in 2017. Clarke has been in the financial services industry since 2001. Early in his career, Clarke worked for Morgan Stanley in the UK, advising large institutional clients on equity structuring and risk management. After returning to Perth, Clarke was responsible for establishing and managing two derivatives trading desks. Since 2007, Clarke has been advising retail, corporate and institutional clients on portfolio management, derivatives, and capital raisings. He also provides corporate advisory services for ASX listed companies, including the structuring of IPO's, reverse takeovers and capital raisings. Clarke holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia and has obtained Level 2 ASX derivatives accreditation.
Alexander Bax has joined Alto Capital as an Investment Manager. Alexander has almost 20 years of experience in financial services having commenced his career in Brisbane, worked in Sydney and over seven years in Perth with State One Stockbroking. Alexander specialises in private client advice on all aspects of portfolio management including portfolio strategy, design and ongoing investment management.
Cameron Bolton joined Alto Capital in 2008 after four years with Montagu Stockbrokers as a private client adviser. Cameron currently represents as Alto’s Corporate Manager and has significant experience in both retail and corporate Stockbroking specialising in transaction structuring, raising capital, business strategy and investor relations.
Juliana Castro joined Alto Capital in March 2018 as part of the Administration team. She holds a Bachelor of Law from Rosario University, Colombia and a Master of Professional Accounting from Edith Cowan University (ECU). Juliana works on providing superior service to our clients, External Providers and our Investment Managers, while also supporting the facilitation of Capital raisings and Placements.
Daniel Chiew is an Investment Manager at Alto Capital, with over 4 years of experience in researching and advising on Australian equities. Daniel completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree at the University of Western Australia in 2016, specialising in investments and corporate finance. He spent several years as an Investment Analyst before joining Alto Capital in 2017.
Paul Covich is an Investment Manager with Alto Capital. Paul commenced his stockbroking career with Benney Partners in 1987, before moving into Merchant Banking with Kleinwort Benson and Bankers Trust in the UK. Returning to Australia in 1994, Paul joined DJ Carmichael as an Equities Advisor. In addition to servicing private clients, Paul has significant experience in advising on corporate transactions in the industrial and mining sectors. Since 2001, he was Head Dealer of International Equities with an extensive network of overseas brokers and institutional contacts. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Curtin University and is also a Master Stockbroker with SAFAA.
Stockley Davis is an Investment Manager with Alto Capital. Stockley graduated from the University of Western Australia (UWA) in 1991 with a Bachelor of Economics. He has worked in the financial services industry since that time. Stockley is primarily responsible for identifying undervalued investment opportunities in the natural resources sector and provides specialised advice to company executives, management and private investors. Stockley has been instrumental in raising equity capital for numerous Australian resources companies.
Peter Hayes has been in the securities industry for over 15 years, specialising in small resource stocks. Peter holds a Bachelor of Business from Curtin University, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Murdoch University. Peter has been a contributor to several media publications on investing in the share market. With his roots as a Designated Trading Representative, Peter has an extensive knowledge of the Australian equities market and has built a successful career providing expert advice to both retail and corporate clients.
Tony Locantro joined Alto Capital as an Investment Manager in 2017. Tony has developed extensive knowledge and experience since joining the financial services industry in 1998, in particular, developing a niche in identifying high-growth investment opportunities in the resource, biotech and industrial sectors. As such, he has advised on numerous, successful IPO and pre-IPO capital raisings in the Australian market. Tony is a major contributor to the financial media and can be seen regularly on “Bulls, Bears and Brokers.”
Chris McGrath joined Alto Capital as an Investment Manager and has over 16 years of experience in the financial services industry. He specialises in advising private clients on all aspects of investing with an emphasis on superannuation and portfolio management – including portfolio strategy, design and ongoing management.
Andrea McIntosh joined Alto Capital in 2011 as Administration Manager. She has significant experience in the Financial Services Industry, specialising in Client Service Management in both Retail and Wholesale sectors. She is focused on providing superior administrative support to our clients, third party providers and our Corporate partners. With extensive knowledge of both back and front office processes and procedures, Andrea ensures the smooth and efficient running of our West Perth Office. Andrea and her team also assist in the facilitation of Capital raisings, Compliance Management and Accounts Payable and Receivables.
David Parker joined Alto Capital as an Investment Manager and is an experienced finance professional, providing investment management and corporate advisory services since 2001. David advises private clients on all aspects of investment management and wealth strategies, as well as the provision of corporate advisory and corporate finance services to ASX listed and pre-IPO companies. He has previously served on several ASX listed boards. David completed a Bachelor of Commerce at Curtin University, and also an Advanced Diploma in Corporate Governance. He is a Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (member since 2001).
Caue Rodrigues joined Alto Capital as an Account Executive in August 2017. Caue has over 11 years of experience in the Financial Services industry, working for large Investment Banks in Brazil, including Mercedes-Benz Bank AG. He holds a Master of Professional Accounting from Edith Cowan University (ECU) and is an Australia Associate Member CPA. Caue delivers high level support to our clients and Investment Managers, also assisting in the processing of IPO’s, Placements and Capital Raisings.
Carey Smith is Alto’s Research Analyst and has worked in the financial services industry for over 15 years, covering mainly small to mid-sized resource and industrial companies. Prior to this, Carey spent 10 years as a geologist for various Australian and international resource groups, including Teck Cominco, Reynolds Metals of America, and Mt Edon Gold Mines. He has held various senior positions in those groups, specialising in the development and commissioning of new mines