Armina Soemino, JP MorganArmina grew up in Housing Commission in Sydney’s Western suburbs raised by a single mother with 3 children who came to Australia without speaking a word of English – just Indonesian. Since then, she has worked her way into the predominantly Anglo-Saxon male world of Institutional Stockbroking at one of the world’s largest investment banks.

Armina has worked for J.P. Morgan Equities Research for six years. She started in 2008 in the Strategy team, which is responsible for forecasting the direction of the stockmarket as a whole and which sectors to invest in. In early 2012, Armina joined the Emerging Companies team and was given responsibility for making buy and sell recommendations on stocks outside of the S&P/ASX100.

She specialises in the travel and tourism sector, which includes Flight Centre, Helloworld, Wotif.com, Webjet, Corporate Travel Management, Ardent Leisure and Village Roadshow. She is most well-known for her buy recommendation on Flight Centre from $20 to $45 and her in-depth piece on competition in the Online Travel Agents market.

Armina holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Accounting from the University of New South Wales with Honours in Finance. At university, she was awarded the Co-op Scholarship which allowed her to do industry placements at the Australian Securities Exchange, the Commonwealth Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland Equities Research and UBS Equities Research.

In her spare time, Armina does hip hop dancing, long-distance running, obstacle races through mud, and touch football. She also loves to travel with her favourite destinations being Peru, Boracay and the swamp tours of New Orleans. She is a major advocate of minority groups within Finance being a member of J.P. Morgan’s Women’s Interactive Network, J.P. Morgan’s PRIDE Group and J.P. Morgan’s Diversity Council of Australia.

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