Andy Bowley joined Forsyth Barr in 2012 as Head of Research. He has almost 20 years of financial markets industry experience, having worked previously as an equity analyst in Johannesburg, London, Sydney and also domestically for several leading global investment banks. Andy is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and has a 1st class BEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nottingham. Andy has managerial responsibility for investment research at Forsyth Barr, encompassing a team of 20 analysts focussed on a variety of asset classes and distribution channels, and in an operational capacity has active equity coverage of several NZX sectors including Transport and Tourism. In addition he is Chairman of the Forsyth Barr Investment Committee and is a board member of the Institute of Financial Professionals New Zealand Inc (INFINZ).