Our Wealth Management Team

Edney Ryan Wealth Management

Kate O'Brien
Managing Director

Kate O'Brien

Kate joined Edney Ryan Wealth Management in 2015 with more than two decades of local and international wealth management experience including working in asset management and private banking for leading organisations Banque Internationale a Luxembourg (Luxembourg), CIC Banque Transatlantique (Paris), Deutsche Asset Management and BT Financial Group (Sydney).

In 2017, Kate won the Hillross Adviser of the Year Award - a national award recognising an adviser with the highest level of professionalism and excellence through client service, advice delivery, implementation and client advocacy.

Kate has a Bachelor of Business (International Business and Business Law) from UTS Sydney, an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning and has completed the Strategic Innovation Program through the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

She is a Certified Financial Planner, a Certified Private Banker, TEP (Trust and Estate Practitioner), a Member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) Australia and sits on PIMCO’s Client Advisory Council.

She is fluent in French and Luxembourgish.

Kate is an Authorised Representative of Hillross Financial Services Limited (AR Number 1007833).

Email: kate.obrien@edneyryan.com.au

Djida Davies
Associate Adviser

Djida Davies

Djida has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Paris XIII (Villtaneuse), an MBA from the University of Paris I (Pantheon – Sorbonne) and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning through FINSIA (Australia).

Her career began with international banking group BNP Paribas in Paris, initially as a Foreign Exchange Trader and later as a Currency Options Trader in Paris, Chicago, Tokyo and eventually Australia. Djida subsequently gained more than a decade of experience in two Sydney-based wealth management firms.

Djida brought her extensive international and local experience to Edney Ryan in 2017 as Associate Adviser. She has deep knowledge and technical proficiency in all aspects of wealth management. Djida reviews client portfolios, manages implementation of advice and contributes her expertise to the Investment Committee.

Email: wealth@edneyryan.com.au

Bhanu Loku
Associate Adviser

Bhanu Loku

Bhanu holds a Master of Financial Planning and an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning (Kaplan Australia). He is an Associate Financial Planner (FPA Australia).

Bhanu joined Edney Ryan Wealth Management as an Associate Adviser in 2018, bringing almost a decade of commercial experience in small business.

Bhanu has a strong understanding of investment markets, risk management, superannuation, debt management and wealth accumulation strategies, which he uses to advise clients with genuine care and professionalism. Bhanu also contributes to the Investment Committee which evaluates opportunities suitable to clients.

Email: wealth@edneyryan.com.au

Jo Davies
Compliance Manager

Jo Davies

Jo joined Edney Ryan Wealth Management in 2016 to support the operational and administrative aspects of the business.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Psychology degree with honours from the University of Nottingham and is a PRINCE 2 qualified project manager.

Jo has more than 10 years of experience working with the Royal Bank of Scotland, both as an operational project manager and business project manager, where she managed complex cross-functional projects in IT, compliance and business systems.

At Edney Ryan Wealth Management, Jo manages client documentation and processes with the team to ensure the seamless provision of compliant financial advice to clients.

Email: wealth@edneyryan.com.au