Meet our

Fat Prophets was established in 2000 by Founder & CIO Angus Geddes. Since then, we have been undertaking market research and manging wealth for thousands of clients. The success of our business is attributed to our Senior Management and our Teams, including Research, Wealth Management, Client Services and Operations.

The Fat Prophets team all share the mission of making your investments as FAT as possible. Our Mantra is professionalism and transparency, leading to quality and efficient investment decisions, which in turn benefits our Members in every kind of market. 

Senior Management

Angus Geddes

Founder & CIO

Angus has a wealth of experience acquired over more than three decades in both domestic and international financial markets. Aside from running the Fat Prophets group, Angus has broad investment responsibilities within the Funds Management division, which manages close to $400 million.
Angus's investment track record began in 1982 at the young age of 13. In 1986 he received a ``highly commended`` award from the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce for increasing an initial investment of $200 to $35,000 on the world stock markets.
During his career, Angus has worked as a money market dealer in New Zealand, a financial consultant in the United Kingdom and the United States. Moving to Australia in 1996, Angus worked for five years as a stockbroker at Bankers Trust and JB Were before co-founding Fat Prophets in June 2000.
Majoring in Economics, Angus completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Otago University, New Zealand in 1990. He is also a member of the Securities Institute of Australia having qualified for a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment in 1999. When not following the markets, Angus enjoys golf, skiing, sailing and Bikram Yoga which he practises on a regular basis.

Patrick Ganley

Chief Executive Officer

Patrick has over 20 years’ experience in the Financial Services Sector. He's responsible for the company’ sales, marketing, advertising, human resources, IT, compliance, and members services.

He also plays a senior role within the Wealth Management Division of the company, focusing on client acquisition and retention, as well as helping with the set-up and support to the companies listed funds.

He holds a degree in Finance and Marketing, and Kaplan RG 146 accreditations in General, Securities, Managed Investments, and Superannuation General Advice.

Research Team

Andrew Blackmore

Equity Analyst

Andrew joined Fat Prophets at the beginning of 2011 to support the research team analyzing a range of international equities. Andrew began his career in the finance industry in 2000 after having previously worked in the IT industry at IBM Global Services. Having previously been a personal investor in the stock market for several years he moved into an analyst role for an Australian Equities fund at a top 100 ASX listed financial services company. Initially his focus was on the TMT and Healthcare industries, but this soon broadened to a wider range of industries.

In the interim period Andrew was part of investment teams that invested in a range of unlisted and listed investment opportunities. These included private equity deals that had international co-investors from the US, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Fat Prophets his most recent role was at an absolute return fund with a focus on international listed equities.

Andrew has completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma in Finance from the University of Otago, New Zealand and a Master of Commerce from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Andre Mikhail Obierez

Equity Analyst

André joined Fat Prophets in February 2015, and is an analyst in the Asian Equities research team. He works out of our office in the Philippines, with his research coverage focussed on investment opportunities within the Asian region. After earning his undergraduate degree in 2012, André started his career in Finance as a stockbroker with Regina Capital before moving on to a research role at Meridian Securities where his focus was primarily in Banking, Consumer, and Utilities sectors. He also taught Finance classes at the University of San Jose-Recoletos before joining Fat Prophets.

André holds a degree in Entrepreneurship with a Minor in Economics. He is also currently working on his Masters degree.

Wealth Management

Simon Wheatley

Simon Wheatley

Property & REITS Manager

Simon has over 20 years of listed markets experience, having started out in real estate equity research in 1996, before heading real estate equity research teams for JB Were and Goldman Sachs from 1999. Simon was head of international equity research for Goldman Sachs JBWere (GSJBW) based in New York from 2005 where he was also broker dealer licencee of the US business, was a member of the Australian Investment Review Committee for Goldman Sachs Equity Research, and was a long term partner at GSJBW. Additionally he has had successful private business ventures, and most recently headed Real Estate Corporate Advisory for Australia and New Zealand for Goldman Sachs.

Client Services

Edward Alam

Senior Account Manager

Since 2011, Edward has been a senior member of the Fat Prophets team. Over 20 years of financial markets experience working with self-guided and professional investors. RG146 Securities qualified along with over 30 years of business acumen managing multiple businesses prior to working with Fat Prophets.

Christopher Balafas

Senior Account Manager

Chris has been with Fat Prophets for 11 years now including 5 years in the London office and is part of our Senior team.

He is very enthusiastic about the stock markets and working with members on the FTSE and the European markets.

Chris has a keen interest in helping members with their queries and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to different Global Indices

He is an avid sports enthusiast, representing Sydney Swans as a junior and the Parramatta Eels.