Meet the Team

Joel Hewish

CEO / Chief Investment Officer

Joel Hewish is the founder, Chief Executive and Chief Financial Strategist of United Global Capital (UGC). Joel is a highly skilled, educated and experienced wealth management professional. Joel established United Global Capital (UGC) with a vision to bring the world’s best investment opportunities and financial strategies to ordinary people.

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Brett Dickinson

Director - UGC Global Property

Brett Dickinson is a Licensed Real Estate Agent and manages United Global Capital’s property projects and client acquisitions. With experience in corporate finance, financial planning, real estate development, marketing and sales, Brett brings a unique skill set to provide guidance and management across real estate acquisitions and investments.

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Louis van Coppenhagen

Head of Private Wealth

Louis van Coppenhagen is a Senior Financial Adviser and the Head of Private Wealth at United Global Capital, he has more than a decade of experience as a Financial Planner and holds three University degrees.  Louis helps clients make good financial decisions, to take advantage of opportunities for positive results and prevent major financial problems before they occur.

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Huw Davies

Trader / Analyst

Huw Davies is a Trader and Analyst at United Global Capital. Huw is responsible for facilitating all stock market transactions and providing the research to support changes in these positions.

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Joshua Lane

Financial Adviser / Financial Strategist

Joshua Lane is a Financial Adviser at United Global Capital and has been working with individuals, families and everyday Australians to achieve their goals since 2003.  He began his career as a financial adviser in the United States with the Vanguard Group before migrating to Australia to work as a financial adviser and paraplanner for a boutique financial advisory firm servicing 450 clients.

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Sonia Ambwani

Financial Analyst / Paraplanner

Sonia Ambwani is a Financial Analyst and Paraplanner at United Global Capital with 10 years experience in Financial Services and Academics including work as a trainer of Financial Planners.  Within UGC Sonia performs the financial analysis and prepares statements of advice which she has completed for more than 150 clients based in Australia and Overseas.

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Lopeye Oyekanmi

Financial Adviser / Financial Strategist

Lopeye Oyekanmi is a Financial Adviser at our advisory firm United Global Capital (UGC). He has been engaged in financial services industry since 2013 working with individuals and families to achieve their goals.
Lopeye has worked for a number of major banks and one of Australia’s largest Life Insurance companies.
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Lopeye has experience working in insurance, wealth creation advice, and as an investment performance analyst. Prior to joining UGC, Lopeye ran his own business as a financial adviser, before merging with UGC.
Lopeye is very driven in providing the education and solutions to enable his clients to actualize their vision. He is able to do this effectively from his working knowledge of the industry and his continual ongoing education in financial advice.

He holds the following qualifications:

  • Masters in Finance from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science from University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • Diploma in Financial Planning
  • Certificate IV in Finance & Mortgage Broking

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Miki Petrovic

Financial Adviser / Financial Strategist

Miki Petrovic (Milutin Petrovic) is a Financial Adviser / Financial Strategist at our advisory firm United Global Capital (UGC). He has an extensive background in Financial Services across a broad array of subset Financial planning industries, effectively enabling him to provide clients with comprehensive financial advice and consultation services. Miki brings a considered, results focused approach, and embodies a lifelong pursuit of education and service excellence.

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Prior to UGC Miki has held positions within Advisory services of several boutique wealth management organizations along with support positions and business operations roles at some of Australia’s largest accounting firms, stockbroking practices and banking institutions.

He holds the following qualifications:

  • Master of Business Administration (Entrepreneurial Management)
  • Master of Financial Planning
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance, Accounting & Financial Planning)
  • Diploma in Financial Services (Insurance Broking)
  • Cert IV in Financial Services & Mortgage Broking
  • Cert IV in Property Services
  • Accredited Aged Care Professional
  • Margin Lending (RG146)
  • Self-Managed Super Fund (RG146)

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Elaine Lee

Associate Analyst / Dealers Assistant

Elaine Lee is an Associate Analyst and Dealers Assistant at United Global Capital.

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Aline Reis

Financial Analyst / Paraplanner

Aline Reis is a Financial Analyst / Paraplanner at United Global Capital and holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance received in Sao Paulo – Brazil.  Prior to joining UGC she spent 18 months with Ord Minnett Private Wealth Management as an Adviser Assistant and had previously spent 3 years at Merrill Lynch Brazil working in the Stock Broker Back Office and Treasury.

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James Ludlow

Financial Analyst / Paraplanner

James Ludlow is a Paraplanner and Financial Analyst at United Global Capital, he is a qualified economist and has significant experience investing in equities and bonds. Passionate about investing, James previously worked with an accounting firm and has traveled extensively through Europe.

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Alina Jin

Operations and Compliance Officer

Alina Jin is the Operations and Compliance Officer at United Global Capital. As a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) she has previously worked as an accountant and budget manager, overseeing the accounts and financial reporting for a company with $150m annual turnover.

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Bronte Collins

Administration Officer / Junior Paraplanner

Bronte Collins is a Client Services Officer and Junior Paraplanner at United Global Capital. She holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Management and a Diploma of Financial Planning. Bronte’s background is in hotel management, previously responsible for the daily operations of a portfolio of four properties.

Sonia Tanaka

Administration Officer

Sonia is an Administration Officer at United Global Capital. She provides support to the paraplanners and is currently doing her masters in finance.

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Kirrily Fry

Client Service Officer

Kirrily Fry is a Client Service Officer at United Global Capital. She provides support to the paraplanners and advisers. She is currently on the pathway to becoming a paraplanner by completing her Certificate 4 in Business Administration, followed by her Diploma in Financial Planning.

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Esha Desai

Administration Officer

Esha Desai is an Administration Officer at United Global Capital.

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Maurice McGarrell

Business Development Manager

Maurice McGarrell is a Business Development Manager at United Global Capital.  He manages client relationships in Queensland and is responsible for increasing UGC’s channel partnerships

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