About – Pulse Markets

Pulse Markets was founded in 2001 and has grown into a diversified financial services operation with a wealth of investment experience.

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ECM/Corporate Advisory

Pulse Markets offers a wide range of ECM services to its clients.

The Pulse Markets ECM team has participated in assisting listed and unlisted companies in raising capital through private equity and placements.

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Pulse Markets has a highly experienced team in derivatives trading and advisory.

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Managed Discretionary Accounts (MDA)

Pulse Markets is an MDA provider offering its clients a range of multi-asset class model portfolios.

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AFSL Services

Pulse Markets is currently providing Managed Discretionary (MDA) Account services to a number of advisory groups.

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The Team

Michael Stuke

COO/ Chief Risk Officer

Michael joined Pulse Markets in 2018 as the Chief Operating Officer. Michael has over 30 years of experience in banking, insurance and funds management. Having started his career at AMP Michael has held senior roles at Westpac and later on CBA where he was a general manager in group risk management. Since graduating in 1987 from the University of NSW in Computing and Mathematics, Michael has completed a number of postgraduate qualifications: CPA, F FIN and ANZIIF.

Vaz Hovanessian

Director ECM and Corporate Advisory

Vaz has over 35 years experience in the corporate advisory industry. He is highly skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Retail, ASX listings, Corporate Advisory, and Management. Vaz has a trong entrepreneurship professional approach and is able to work across multiple industries from fintech, retailtech, mining,retail and oil and gas. He has a Bachelor of Business and Master of Applied Finance, focused in Accounting & Finance from University of Technology Sydney and Macquarie University. 

Tolly Sakellariou


A professional trader, educator and ex-financial planner who has been actively involved in the markets for over 28 years. Tolly is regarded as one of Australia’s leading Technical Analysts, specialising in derivatives for over 15 years and having worked for some of Australia’s leading institutions including Westpac, NAB and ABN AMRO Morgans. Tolly was the co-founder of a financial services company which provided stock market advice and technical reports between 2003-2011 and now heads up Trading Waves within the Pulse Markets Group. Sign up to his 14-day free trial newsletter. https://www.tradingwaves.com.au/free-14-day-membership-trial/

Andrew Iliadis

Senior Dealer

A senior dealer specialising in ETO & Equities trading, strategy development/distribution, risk management & client services.

Andrew specialises in technical analysis, having worked with Tolly Sakellariou of Tradingwaves servicing clients for close to a decade. Andrew & Tolly currently work together to run Tradingwaves’ Multiple Opportunities Absolute Return Strategy, a Model Portfolio offered to Experienced and Sophisticated Investors since early 2019.