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Dolphin Partners are members of the National Stock Exchange of Australia Limited. Dolphin Partners is a Dealer in Securities and holds a Australian Financial Securities Licence (AFSL) number 364512. We are authorised to provide financial product advice and deal in financial products and a detailed description of our authorisations is contained in our FSG available on our website. Our Advisers have extensive stock market experience and are available to assist you with your investment needs.

Lewis Vassos
Managing Director

F.FINSIA AF SAA, DIP SIA, PROF DIP STOCKBROKING SAA, RG 146
Acc: Margin Lending (DEAKIN Prime/SAA)
Acc: Superannuation (RMIT)

Lewis has over 29 years stockbroking experience, commencing his career as an operator on the floor of the Melbourne Stock Exchange. An Adviser for the last 27 years, Lewis specialises in high net worth clients, covering mining and industrial sectors. His experience also spans superannuation and wealth creating strategies as well as corporate placements, new issues and IPO opportunities. Lewis is a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA) and An Affiliated member of the Stockbrokers Association of Australia (SAA).

Direct Line:
(03) 9982 8506
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Darren Kerford
Director

B.BUS MONASH,SA FINSIA, AF SAA, PROF DIP STOCKBROKING SAA,RG 146
Acc: Margin Lending (DEAKIN Prime/SAA)
Acc: Superannuation (RMIT)

Darren has over 27 years stockbroking experience spanning private clients, institutional and corporate Advisery work. A specialist in portfolio management, covering high net worth individuals and self managed superannuation funds, Darren’s expertise also extends to institutional dealing to local and offshore investment funds as well as corporate advice to ASX listed companies, IPO’s and raising capital. Darren is a Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA) and An Affiliated member of the Stockbrokers Association of Australia (SAA).

Direct Line:
(03) 9982 8505
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Tony Neasmith
Director

AF SAA, DIP FIN PLANNING DEAKIN, PROF DIP STOCKBROKING SAA, RG 146
Acc: Margin Lending (DEAKIN Prime/SAA)
Acc: Superannuation (RMIT)

With over 20 years stockbroking experience, Tony specialises in private client equity advising and education. His expertise extends to warrant and option markets and providing clients with access to market risk management, income producing and trading strategies. Tony is an Affiliated member of the Stockbrokers Association of Australia (SAA).

Direct Line:
(03) 9982 8501
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Darren Light
Senior Client Adviser

B.COMM, RG 146
Acc: Margin Lending (DEAKIN Prime/SAA)
Acc: Superannuation (RMIT)

With over 20 years stockbroking experience, Darren specialises in identifying market opportunities with an emphasis on delivering short term trading strategies. Darren’s skills also extend to market trend identification and technical analysis.

Direct Line:
(03) 9982 8502
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Nicholas Thomas
Senior Client Adviser

RG 146, AFF SAA

Nick started his stockbroking career in 1984 as a trainee operator on the Adelaide Stock Exchange Trading Floor and subsequently moved to Melbourne in late 1985. After the automation of the ASX Nick moved into a Private Client Advisory Role and has been advising private clients for over 20 years. Nick chose to specialize in the general resources market with a particular emphasis on small to medium size companies. He has travelled extensively visiting numerous mining jurisdictions & has a broad depth of knowledge across numerous commodities. He also has an extensive knowledge in small cap capital raisings and placements. Dolphin Partners management has worked with Nick in the past and welcomes the opportunity of working with Nick and his clients once again.

Direct Line:
(03) 9982 8507

Darren Sheppard
Senior Client Adviser

RG 146

Darren began his career literally from the floor up. In 1984 he was employed by the ASX as a floor operator or colloquially termed a “Chalky” by the Exchange members. In 1986 he was approached by May Mellor Stockbrokers and promoted, becoming their “Floor Operator” this was when stock market trades were executed via the open outcry system. In 1991 Darren became a private client adviser with member firm Peake Lands Kirwan. Over the last 15 years Darren has advised clients at HSBC and Citigroup. He joined Dolphin Partners in Feb 2015 as a senior Private client adviser. Darren’s skill set lies in smaller company capital raisings and placements. He brings to Dolphin a plethora of sophisticated corporate clients who have remained loyal to Darren through some very interesting stock market cycles over the last 25 years. We welcome Darren and his clients to the Dolphin Partners team.

Direct Line:
(03) 9982 8508

George Maikousis
Senior Client Adviser

B.Sc. Grad Dip Mgt, A.R.M.I.T., RG 146

George began his Stockbroking career at Johnson Taylor Melbourne in September 1987, just prior to the market Crash in October of the same year. That experience along with many others over the last 28 years leaves George with a wealth of market experience and knowledge. George moved from JT Melbourne (now Bell Potter Securities) in 2002 and joined Shaw and Partners until January 2015. He joined the Dolphin Partners team in February 2015. He specialises in ASX Blue Chip shares but also has a keen sense of value and a canny eye for undervalued situations. He brings to Dolphin Partners a broad range of stock market experience and his own loyal retail client base. George also played soccer with South Melbourne (Hellas) finishing his career at Western Suburbs.

Direct Line:
(03) 9982 8503

Peter Clarke
Senior Client Adviser

B.Comm- RG 146. AFSAA, Superannuation-Margin Lending

Peter brings to Dolphin Partners not only an expert knowledge in the mining and resource sector but an extensive and loyal client following. Initially joining the NAB in 1978 he specialised in retail portfolio and funds management. He then spent the next 20 years with ASX member firms such as May and Mellor, Lands Kirwan Tong and most recently Shaw, providing financial analysis with an emphasis on Institutional and Retail dealing services. Peter is one of the doyen's of the Australian Stockbroking fraternity and brings to Dolphin Partners not only an expert knowledge in the mining and resource sector but an extensive and loyal client following.

Direct Line:
(03) 9982 8504

John Joglou
Senior Client Adviser

John has been in the financial services industry for over 13 years and assists families accumulate and preserve their wealth. John takes a disciplined approach to analysing his clients’ situation and identifying appropriate investment opportunities for them to consider in meeting their financial goals. John specialises in portfolio construction, allocation and administration services with a focus on ASX 200 stocks. Outside of the office John spends most of his free time with family and friends. However with whatever extra time he has left, he is an avid sports fan, especially tennis, he also keeps a watchful eye on the local and international real estate market(s). John was instrumental in building Dolphin Partners from its inception in 2011 and after a brief hiatus has now re-joined the Dolphin Partners team.

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