Partner Profile

Amanda Rethus

Amanda RethusAmanda is a Director and Co-Founder of Gateway Financial Marketing. Amanda has over 30 years of experience in the Financial Services industry and was formerly a Divisional Director in the Financial Services Group of Macquarie.  Amanda has a rich experience in representing funds to the Australian market including retail gatekeepers, superannuation funds, asset consultants, research houses, platforms, boutique advisory firms and family offices.  Amanda has been involved in market strategy, product development, market research, development of marketing materials and ahs consulted to a wide variety of investment management firms.  Amanda is currently serving on the AIMA Education Committee.

In Amanda’s previous positions at both JB Were and Macquarie she managed investment portfolios at times managing in excess of $2 Billion in funds under management. She was varyingly responsible for the management of Australian Equities, Cash, Fixed Interest and Property Securities Trusts as well as strategic asset allocation and strategy development for diversified funds. 

Amanda has a Bachelor of Science with Honours from Melbourne University and a Diploma in Financial Markets from FINSIA.

Edwina Best

Edwina BestEdwina is a Director and Co-Founder of Gateway Financial Marketing. Edwina has over 20 years experience in the Financial Services industry and prior to co-founding Gateway Financial Marketing, Edwina had a 10 year career in the Financial Services Group of Macquarie Bank in marketing, product development and distribution roles.  Edwina was ultimately responsible for heading up the Researcher Relationship team as an Associate Director.  In that role, Edwina was responsible for successfully distributing Macquarie’s suite of managed fund offerings across all offerings.  The position also involved significant input into the marketing strategy and product development for the retail third party distribution business.

During the past 11 years at Gateway, Edwina has consulted to a wide range of investment management firms on investment due diligence, marketing strategy and retail and institutional distribution strategies.  Edwina has developed over this time long standing relationships across the financial services industry.

Edwina has a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney, majoring in Marketing and International Business and is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) graduate.