Mr Luu holds a BCom major in Accounting and Finance, and MCom major in Finance from the University of NSW, as well as a professional qualification in Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and Diploma in Financial Planning from Kaplan Professional. Mr Luu has completed the CFA Program Level II Exam from the CFA Institute.
Mr Luu has over 20 years of business and financial analysis, and company valuation experience in the Australian financial markets, dealing with Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers and other senior management personnel of public and private companies in Australia and overseas. During this time, Mr Luu evaluated company’s business models, growth strategies and prospects with a view to making well-researched investment decision to buy, hold or sell a particular company. In doing so, he has established and maintains a network of corporate, institutional and industry relationships; speaking with suppliers, competitors, and other executive contacts to gather diverse perspectives about a particular company.
Mr Luu has significant skills and expertise in evaluating business models, financial analysis and company valuation. Consequently, he is well qualified and experienced to assist the Company make investment decisions.
From 1995 to 2007, he worked as an Equity Research Analyst with some of the top tier Australian stock broking firms such as Merrill Lynch, ANZ Bank, BNP Paribas, BBY and Lodge Partners. In these roles, Mr Luu produced and marketed mainly ASX-listed small-cap services and technology company research reports and value-adding insight to institutional clients. He also assisted small-cap companies with IPOs and raising equity capital once listed on the ASX via placements and right issues.
From 2007 he worked for more than seven years in fund management at Northcape Capital, an Australian-based boutique fund manager with multi-billion dollars funds under management. He provided equity research coverage and analysis of domestic and international small and large cap stocks across the oil and gas, resources, utilities, infrastructure, engineering, industrial gas and healthcare sectors. In addition, he was selected to manage a portion of a small investment portfolio (approximately $15 million) that allowed him to apply broad equity knowledge and expertise to effectively manage all aspects of portfolio construction and stock selection.
Mr Luu is currently a Sydney-based Corporate Adviser assisting Australian companies (particularly small-cap) raising pre-IPO and post IPO equity capital in Asia, as well as helping them entering/expanding into the Asian markets.