In this show, David interviews the leading minds in Wealth Management. David Clark is an experienced and respected Financial Services Professional. As a Partner and Advisor at Koda Capital, David advises some of Australia most successful families on Wealth Management.
David is also a successful entrepreneur that has exited two financial services businesses. He is a director of the St Josephs College Foundation and sits on the investment committee, as well as being a founder of ZamBzee a software application development company.
Ep 97: Andrew Rado - Gone fishing; delivering sustainable returns through fisheries
David speaks with Andrew Rado, Managing Director & CIO of Longreach Maris. A strategy that aims to provide an ecologically sustainable investment by delivering a robust alternative income stream, through scalable investment in the wild-caught fisheries Individual Transferrable Quota (ITQ) sector.
The total market capitalisation of Australia’s ITQs is estimated to be approximately A$22 billion, with the Australian wild-caught fishing industry a lucrative sector that operates within a highly regulated and sustainably managed framework. Individual fisheries are managed under a long-established quota system to achieve key sustainability and fishery industry management objectives.
Andrew has over 20 years experience as a Seafood and Agri executive, with extensive large-scale seafood industry, processing, export and strategic restructure and financial turnaround experience, within the Australian wild-caught seafood sector. He holds a PhD from Murdoch University and an MBA from UWA.
Ep 96: John Murray - From Chartered Accountant to the Australian Funds Management Hall of Fame
In this episode, David speaks with John Murray of Perennial, an Australian Funds Management Hall of Famer. They discuss John's background and career to date, his investment outlook, the challenges that fund managers face, as well as the key areas that he identifies as opportunities in the current environment.
John started his career like many successful Australian fund managers by obtaining his CA. He began within Price Waterhouse's (Now PWC) Auditing & Insolvency division and from there pursued a path as a credit analyst at Bankers Trust Australia before moving into funds management in the 1990s. Other key roles include Head of Equities at Perpetual Investments, Senior Portfolio Manager at Maple-Brown Abbott and Investment Director, Australian Shares at Westpac Investment Management.
John founded Perennial Value Management and commenced business in March 2000. In October 2014, he was inducted into the Australian Fund Managers Hall of Fame.
Ep 95: Peter Cooper - Defining the path of a successful investor
In this episode, David speaks with Peter Cooper of Cooper Investors. Peter founded Cooper Investors in 2001. As Chief Investment Officer, Peter created and implemented the firm’s VoF investment philosophy which is applied across the international, domestic and Asian equities strategies. He is responsible for mentoring investment team members and the standardisation and integration of the process across the investment teams.
Peter has over 30 years of investment management experience. In 1987 he joined the NSW State Superannuation Investment and Management Corporation as a specialist industry analyst and progressed to deputy portfolio manager of the $7bn portfolio. In 1993 Peter ran the Australian equities portfolios for BNP and then joined Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (formerly Mercury Asset Management) where he worked for 7 years, culminating in his position as Head of Australian Equities and Managing Director where he oversaw a team managing $7.5bn in Australian equities.
Ep 94: Prasad Patkar & Peter Brooke - Absolute Returns
In this episode, David speaks with both Prasad Patkar (Head of Qualitative Investments) and Peter Brooke (Head of Quantitative Investments) at Platypus Asset Management.
Prior to joining Platypus in February 2008 Prasad was the Chief Investment Officer with Audant Investments Pty Ltd, joining that company in 2001. The role carried executive responsibility for the performance of all asset classes for the Whyte Family Office including listed equities, alternative investments, property, operating businesses and private equity investments. Prasad’s career commenced in India in 1995 as General Manager for PNH Alloys Pty Limited.
Peter joined Platypus in January 2008, and in addition to managing the quantitative portfolios, is responsible for all aspects of quantitative research. From May 2006, Peter worked as a Quantitative Analyst with MIR Investment Management. During this period, he worked on various research projects and in quantitative portfolio management.
Ep 93: Daniel Pickering - Cryptocurrencies - A new asset class?
Daniel Pickering is the CIO at The ListedReserve, a fund manager that runs several strategies that invest across the cryptocurrency ecosystem.
Being at an important juncture in the history of cryptocurrencies, whereby different coins & protocols are attempting to validate both their utility and therefore their value; Daniel from The ListedReserve sits down with David to discuss cryptocurrencies as well as their future. Daniel and David also discuss the potential of government intervention and therefore the likely impact on the value of these assets.
The ListedReserve is a fund manager based in Sydney, Australia that specialises in bitcoin and bitcoin derivatives. They believe that digital currency will drive significant global economic, technological and social change. Daniel is a Chartered Accountant that was trained at PwC who then spent almost 9 years as the CFO at William Hill before becoming the CIO at The ListedReserve.
Ep 92: Tim King - Investing for a better future
David speaks with Tim King of Melior. Melior was established in 2018 by Lucy Steed and Tim King with backing from the founders of Adamantem Capital, Rob Koczkar and Anthony Kerwick. After scanning the market, they saw a gap for an Australian equities impact investment manager. They have formed a team of experienced investment professionals who share a common goal – to be part of the change they want to see in the world.
Tim co-founded Melior and is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO). He has worked in capital markets for more than 20 years and has over a decade of experience in ESG research. Tim was Head of Company & ESG Research for Colonial First State Global Asset Management’s Australian Equities Core Fund from 2016 to 2018. Prior to this he was Head of Advisory for governance research firm Regnan and Head of Company & ESG Research for Deutsche Bank from 2003 -2013. He was also a top 3 rated sell side analyst.