CLSA Australia appoints new Head of Research & Expands Research Coverage



Sydney – Thursday, 4th May 2017 – CLSA Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Johnson to the role of Head of Research, CLSA Australia.

Johnson joined CLSA on Monday 1st May 2017 to cover Chemicals, Industrials and Packaging, expanding the number of companies covered under these sectors . Following the recent departure of Head of Research Scott Ryall, Johnson has been appointed into this role while maintaining his sector coverage.

CLSA Australia Country Head, Andrew Norman, said it was a testament to the quality of CLSA’s research platform that Johnson, one of Australia’s top ranked sector analysts, had decided to join CLSA. Johnson joins from Citi, prior to which he was formerly Head of Research at Nomura, Deputy Head of Research ABN Australia and Head of Research at ABN Singapore.

“Richard brings to CLSA not only his high calibre analytical skills but a depth of management experience gained in Australia and in Singapore which he can leverage across CLSA’s award-winning Asia research platform,” Norman said.

Johnson’s appointment marks the continued expansion of CLSA Australia’s research capabilities. Since January 2017, Michael Aspinall, Jason Tanza, Thomas Prendiville and Gerardo Covarrubias have joined the Telecoms, Energy, Consumer and Banks teams respectively.

CLSA Australia’s research team covers more than 160 Australian-listed stocks, comprising more than 90% of ASX 200 companies by market capitalisation. Sector coverage includes; Banks, Insurance/Wealth Management, Consumer, Healthcare, Telecoms, Internet, Media, Gaming, Property, Industrials, Chemicals, Resources, Transport, Infrastructure, Utilities, Oil& Gas.

Thematic sector coverage has included some landmark reports such as Mr & Mrs Australia, Australian Banks (Sloth or Rat?), Snuffing Puff (Banks trigger housing slowdown), Hospitals & Insurers (Doing the Kabuki – Government’s role in healthcare), Australian retail (Dark aisles: Unearthing supermarket secrets), Australian banks (Dividendosaurus: Watch out for meteorites). Summaries of some can be found on this site.