Fraud Alert
Barrenjoey has been made aware of a scam currently underway where members of the public are being approached by individuals fraudulently representing themselves as our employees to pitch fake investment schemes. This offer is supported by fake marketing materials that make unauthorised use of Barrenjoey’s corporate branding.
Barrenjoey does not offer investment products to members of the public and does not have any connection to anyone offering these products.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind Australians to be vigilant at all times when contacted by an unknown party offering investment opportunities. If you receive an email or message that claims to be from Barrenjoey, but looks suspicious, please forward it, along with any attachments to infosec@barrenjoey.com.
To learn more about protecting yourself from scams, please visit the ACCC’s Scamwatch Website.
If you suspect you are a victim of fraud, please report scams involving a financial product to the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (“ASIC”) using the online reporting tool on ASIC’s website here, or to your local police.

Meet Our Team

Matthew Grounds AM

Co-Executive Chairman

Matthew has been involved in investment banking for over 30 years. He is one of Australia’s most experienced corporate advisers and has been responsible for a number of landmark transactions for Australian and global organisations.
Over a 25-year period, Matthew held a number of local and global senior leadership roles at UBS including leading the local investment banking business from 2003 and, most recently, Chief Executive Officer and Country Head of UBS Australasia from 2008 to 2019 when he retired. He also served as the Joint Global Head of Investment Banking for UBS from 2009 to 2012 and was a member of UBS’ Global Executive Committee from 2009 to 2015. Before joining UBS, Matthew worked for the investment banking business of Schroders in Sydney and London.
Matthew is the Chairman of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, a member of the University of New South Wales Council, an Advisory Board Member of JDRF, a Director of the Financial Markets for Children Foundation, Co-Founder and Director of charitable listed investment company, Hearts & Minds Investments Listed, a Panel Member of Adara Partners and Chairman of NSW Govt. Cardiovascular Research Advisory Group.
Matthew graduated from the University of New South Wales and holds degrees in Commerce (Finance Major) and Law.