Company: La Trobe Financial, a Blackstone Portfolio Company
Job title: Senior vice president and chief lending officer
Cory Bannister, senior VP and chief lending officer at La Trobe Financial is an experienced mortgage professional who has successfully managed the distribution, origination and asset allocations of large mortgage portfolios, both for institutional and retail investors on behalf of a leading Australian owned funds manager with over $10 billion under management. He is recognised as being one of "the 50 most influential social media users in finance in 2015" by Financial Standard #FSPOWER50, and made Mortgage Professional Australia magazine's 2017 Hot List which recognises influential individuals in the mortgage finance industry. Bannister has been with La Trobe Financial for over 20 years. Throughout his tenure he has held a number of positions including lending manager, credit and funds manager, business projects manager, portfolio manager, head of credit and executive head of distribution.