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SYDNEY: 16 May, 2024 – Insync Funds Management (Insync) welcomes industry veteran Conor Byrne to head up its commercial operations, effective 1 May, 2024.

Insync CIO, Monik Kotecha, said Mr Byrne has more than 35 years’ experience managing all aspects of funds management operations at some of Australia’s leading investment firms.

‘I personally witnessed the breadth and depth of Conor’s extensive experience when we worked together at the same firm some years ago,’ he said. ‘His appointment will augment, enhance, and strengthen Insync’s operating capabilities.’

Mr Byrne’s experience spans risk management, compliance, finance, legal, human resources, IT, and back and middle office operations, across both listed and unlisted companies. He has held a range of leadership roles including COO, CFO, Board Director, and Chair.

‘We are delighted to have Conor join the Insync team,’ Mr Kotecha said.

Most recently, Mr Byrne was Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Associate Global Partners Limited (ASX:APL). He also served as Chair of Treasury Group for nine years, Director & Chief Operating Officer of Investors Mutual for eight years and Director, Fund Operations with UBS Global Asset Management for seven years.  

To bolster its investment capabilities and continue its strong record of success that began in 2009, Insync has also appointed a further two analysts, effective June 2024, building the investment team to five.  

‘Given rapid advancements in AI, the personal qualities and skill set required for this role are evolving, and will be crucial moving forward,’ Mr Kotecha said. ‘We have appointed analysts who we believe can successfully leverage AI’s developing capabilities.’  

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About Insync Funds Management

Established in July 2009 by Monik Kotecha and Garry Wyatt, Insync Funds Management Pty Ltd (Insync) is a core global equities manager based in Sydney with Equity Trustees as its RE.  A high conviction, bottom-up, quality style manager, Insync employs a valuation-based approach, selecting stocks from a concentrated group of global large cap companies. These stocks must meet Insync’s rigorous filters, benchmarks and hurdles, and be beneficiaries of one or more of 16 global megatrends that Insync has identified are key predictors of growth. They must also consistently allocate capital efficiently, and have a high Return on Investment Capital (ROIC).