Experts in Australian strategies for Asian HNW investors.

Experience the iPG advantage.

iPG’s highly experienced investment and asset management team consists of financial experts from both Australia and China who are proficient in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English.

Armed with some of the most sought after understanding of the difference in investment needs between Asian elites and Western investors, iPG’s investment group capitalises on its in-depth expertise of the Australian and Chinese markets to deliver value.

iPG’s expert team strives to always help its valued clients in planning, allocating and managing their assets in Australia based on individual needs, and works diligently to remove many client concerns in terms of investment, living abroad, and future growth when investing overseas.

Michael Gu

Group CEO

Armed with over a decade of experience in the telecommunications industry, and holding senior roles at both People Telecom and Planet Tel, Michael’s keen marketing insight and judgement saw him lead Atlas Capital and become highly recognised for structured investment vehicle funds management.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Applied Finance (BAppFin) from Macquarie University, and is based in Sydney.

“Our team focuses on removing many of our client’s worries in investment, living.”

Michael Gu

Group CEO

Armed with over a decade of experience in the telecommunications industry, and holding senior roles at both People Telecom and Planet Tel, Michael’s keen marketing insight and judgement saw him lead Atlas Capital and become highly recognised for structured investment vehicle funds management.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Applied Finance (BAppFin) from Macquarie University, and is based in Sydney.

“Our team focuses on removing many of our client’s worries in investment, living.”

The iPG Team

Harry Huang

Chief Financial Officer

As the Chief Financial Officer of iPG, Harry spearheads the successful financial operations of the Group, developing long-term product plans and continuously improving the business’ overall efficiency.

Harry is armed with more than a decade of experience in integrated business efficiency model development, delivering market analysis and insight from inside some of the world’s leading corporate brands, including Microsoft, McDonald's and Time.

Harry holds a Bachelor of Communications (BComm) from Macquarie University

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Chong Ren

Managing Director

Chong is the co-founder and CEO at Cornerstone Capital Investment Group, part of iPG, where he facilitates offshore institutional clients and investment for the group.

Prior to joining iPG, Chong enjoyed a successful career spanning in excess of 15 years’ in commercial banking, holding senior positions at the Commonwealth Bank as the Head of Asian Banking based in Melbourne, Head of Migrant Banking in Shanghai, and at HSBC as the Chengdu Branch Manager based in China. He has also held private banker roles at HSBC Melbourne and Westpac Melbourne.

Chong holds a Bachelor degree with Honours in Aerospace Engineering(BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering) from RMIT University.

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Gary Sue Fong

Chief Operating Officer

One of the original founders of iPG, Gary Sue-Fong has been integral to the success of iPG since its inception in 2009.

With over 20 years’ experience across both B2C and B2B, and leading multiple functions and roles (Marketing, Product, Sales and Distribution), Gary has extensive background in scaling businesses from the ground-up, particularly in the telecommunications industry. This includes holding senior roles at both Optus and People Telecom.

Prior to founding iPG, Gary led Planet Tel as the CEO of the fast-growing service provider delivering innovative whole-of-business ICT solutions to clients.

Gary holds a Bachelor of Communications and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Marketing (BComm/BAppSC Marketing) from Western Sydney University.

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Deep Kotak

Head of Funds Management & Acquisitions

Deep is Head of Funds Management for iPG, and a co-founder and Head of Funds Management for Cornerstone Capital Investment Group, a wholly-owned asset management company of iPG.

With over 17 years’ experience in the Australian wealth management industry, financial services and funds management, Deep has led roles at ANZ, EQT Funds Management and Orchard Funds Management, where he co-managed the Commercial Office Fund with over $800 million AUM.

Prior to iPG, Deep was the co-founder of DC Capital, a boutique investment and advisory firm where he advised on M&A deals for real estate funds management platforms worth over $1.1 billion and managed portfolios valued at $300 million in both the healthcare and real estate sectors.

Deep holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng Civil) and a Master of Science in Engineering Business Management (MSc EBM) from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.

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Peter Thornton

Head of Impact Investment

As the Head of projects for iPG, Peter’s focus is on the group’s impact investing efforts. Providing 16 years’ of diverse experience, Peter’s vast expertise runs across multiple industries, including media and entertainment, internet, telecommunications, and venture capital.

Prior to iPG, Peter co-founded Planet Tel, a fast-growing service provider of whole-of-business ICT solutions, and also founded Cohesian, a B-Corp consulting firm to advise startups and high-growth companies.

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Brian Ho

Head of Operations & Product

As the Head of Product at iPG, Brian’s appointment delivers over 10 years’ experience in advisory, product development, and funds/asset management across various disciplines, including that of fixed income, infrastructure, debt advisory, and private equity.

Most recently, he was a Product Solutions Specialist at BT Investment Management (BTIM), where he originated the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) business, developed BTIM’s suite of SIV complying fixed income products, and grew a successful SIV business, attracting AUD600 million of funds under management in 24 months.

Prior to BTIM, Brian worked at IFM Investors, a leading infrastructure investor and manager, where he achieved numerous successes, including the successful acquisition of Stansted Airport (GBP1.5 billion) and Port Botany (AUD5 billion). He was also on the asset management team for two high-profile infrastructure assets in the company’s Australian portfolio: Southern Cross Station in Victoria and Brisbane Airport in Queensland.

Brian started his career in the infrastructure advisory team at ABN AMRO (which was acquired by the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2007). During his tenure in the team, he covered eight project finance advisory mandates and successfully closed three infrastructure projects totaling over AUD2 billion in capital funding, comprising of debt funding from international and domestic banks, and private equity funding from international investors.

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James Weaver

Head of Property

James is Head of Property for iPG, where he applies more than 25 years’ cross-disciplinary experience in the property sector to identify and advise on investment opportunities and major transactions.

James previously worked as a Division Director of Macquarie Group, where he oversaw a property portfolio worth in excess of $1 billion across Victoria, South Australia and the ACT, and subsequently at Charter Hall as State Manager for Victoria.

Prior to joining IPG, James founded his own property advisory and consultancy business, Killila Property Group. James holds a BComm / LLB from the University of Queensland.

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