Our People

About Crispin

Crispin possesses over 27 years’ industry experience with expertise in equities research and a strong track record leading Australian and European equities funds.

He is responsible for managing a number of our flagship funds, as well as leading one of the largest equities teams in Australia. After joining the business in 2003, funds under his watch have outperformed the market over multiple periods.

Crispin holds an Honours degree in Economics and Human Geography from Reading University in the United Kingdom.

Australian Equities Team

Crispin Murray

Head of Equities
Australian Equities

About Anthony

Anthony is an analyst with over 15 years’ experience covering a range of Australian and international sectors. Most recently his sector coverage included Australian Industrials and Energy, including Building Materials, Capital Goods, Engineering & Construction, Transport, Telcos, REITs, Utilities and Infrastructure. He has previously worked as an equity analyst for AllianceBernstein and Macquarie Group, spending a further two years as a management consultant at Port Jackson Partners and two years as an institutional research sales executive with Deutsche Bank. Anthony is a CFA Charterholder and holds bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Sydney.

Australian Equities Team

Anthony Moran

Investment Analyst
Australian Equities

About Andrew

Andrew has spent 31 years’ uncovering growth opportunities in Australian and North American equities. He manages our range of Midcap and Tax Effective Funds, and co-manages our Imputation Fund.

He previously worked for Prudential Bache Capital Funding in London.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of New England. He is a Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Australian Equities Team

Andrew Waddington

Portfolio Manager
Australian Equities

About Damien

Damien provides fundamental analysis for our smaller companies strategies, supporting stock selection through valuation, stock data evaluation and building company investment models. Damien was previously an Equity Analyst at Kosmos Asset Management, where he was responsible for fundamental research focused on non-resource ex-ASX 100 Australian and New Zealand stocks. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Finance & Economics) from the University of Technology in Sydney and has completed level three of the CFA program.

Australian Equities Team

Damien Diamant

Analyst
Australian Equities

About Brenton

Brenton manages our natural resources portfolio, drawing on over 24 years’ expertise spanning precious metals, derivatives, investment banking and private equity to invest in large and small cap mining companies.

Brenton has worked with Randfontein Estates Gold Mine & Harmony Gold as a mine geologist and Executive, and at JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Craton Capital, Macquarie Funds Group, and Taurus Funds Management in research and asset management roles.

Graduating with honours, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Geology) and a Master’s degree in Science from the University of Johannesburg. He is a member of the CFA Institute and has previously served on the International Accounting Standards Board.

Australian Equities Team

Brenton Saunders

Portfolio Manager & Analyst
Australian Equities

About Graeme

Graeme is an analyst with over 17 years’ experience covering the Banking, Insurance and Diversified Financials sectors. He has previously worked as an equity analyst at Ausbil Dexia, ABN AMRO and Wilson HTM, spending a further 2 years as an actuarial analyst at Trowbridge Consulting. Graeme is a CFA Charterholder and holds bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Sydney.

Australian Equities Team

Graeme Petroni

Analyst
Australian Equities

About Jim

Drawing on over 24 years’ experience investing in top-performing Australian companies and a background in accounting, Jim manages our Long/ Short Fund and co-manages our Imputation Fund. He previously managed a number of funds for Colonial First State. Prior to this he worked at Arthur Andersen in a variety of audit, advisory and corporate finance roles. Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Accounting and Finance). He is a Chartered Accountant with membership of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Australian Equities Team

Jim Taylor

Portfolio Manager
Australian Equities

About Julia

With over 25 years’ experience spanning equities research and advisory, initial public offerings and capital raisings, Julia has managed our property trust portfolios for over a decade. Before joining the company, she worked for the Attorney General’s Department and on the sell side for 10 years at broking houses now known as Citigroup and Merrill Lynch, where she was a highly rated analyst. Julia holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and a Diploma of Law from the Solicitor and Barristers Admission Board, specialising in property and insolvency law.

Australian Equities Team

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Julia Forrest

Portfolio Manager
Australian Equities

About Julia

Julia is responsible for the development of risk, optimisation and portfolio management tools for equity. She has over 19 years’ industry experience, previously holding analyst positions with JP Morgan and Macquarie. Julia is a CFA Charter holder and obtained a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.

Australian Equities Team

Julia Maksymow

Quantitative Analyst
Australian Equities