Our People

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 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

Australian Equities

About Brenton

Brenton manages our Midcap Fund and 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

Funds managed by Brenton

Brenton Saunders

Portfolio Manager & Analyst
Australian Equities

About George

Managing a mix of credit, fixed interest and enhanced cash portfolios, George holds a wealth of experience in portfolio management and credit analysis with a specific focus on Asset Back Securities, Industrials, Real Estate and Resources sectors.

George has managed dedicated Sustainable fixed interest portfolios for a decade. He has also worked across numerous fixed income, credit and money market portfolios in portfolio management, credit analysis and dealing roles for over 20 years. Prior to this George worked in an accounting role for three years.

In 2019 George was awarded the Alpha Manager status by Money Management’s parent, FE fundinfo, in recognition of his career-long performance in the asset management industry. George was one out of 11 Australia-based investment professionals included in this list of esteemed professionals across multiple asset classes, after being assessed on his ability to create risk-adjusted alpha (outperformance) over his entire track record.

George obtained a Master’s degree in Business (Finance), a Bachelor’s degree in Business (Accounting & Finance) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment. He has a Registered Representatives and Dealer Accreditation with the Australian Financial Markets Associations.



Income & Fixed Interest Team

George Bishay

Head of Credit and Sustainable Strategies
Income & Fixed Interest

About Cho-Yu

Cho-Yu brings over 21 years’ funds management experience to the JOHCM Asia ex Japan Small and Mid-Cap strategies.

She has previously worked with Silver Metis Capital Management, UBS, DBS Asset Management and Lloyd George Management, where she managed several institutional accounts that reached peak values of over $1bn.

Cho-Yu is a CFA Charterholder and obtained a Bachelor of Science (Economics) with first class honours from the London School of Economics.

Asian Equities Team

Cho-Yu Kooi

Senior Fund Manager, JOHCM
Asian 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

Australian Equities

About James

James has nearly 24 years’ experience leading emerging markets funds, and throughout his career has been responsible for over 14 mandates with peak FUM of over $4bn. He previously headed the emerging market investment teams at SG Asset Management and most recently Baring Asset Management, where he managed numerous strategies with his colleague Paul Wimborne. He has also worked with Henderson Investors as a portfolio manager and with H Clarkson as an analyst. James is a CFA Charterholder and obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Geography) with honours from the University of Cambridge.

Emerging Markets Team

Recent articles by James

James Syme

Senior Fund Manager, JOHCM
Emerging Markets

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 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

Julia Forrest

Portfolio Manager
Australian Equities