Our portfolio managers are supported by equity analysts with a proven track record of fundamental bottom-up stock research in smaller Australian companies.

Dawn Kanelleas
Senior Portfolio Manager

Dawn manages a range of Small and MidCap Companies portfolios, as well as researching and analysing a range of Australian listed stocks in the Small Companies and Mid Cap sectors. Dawn has more than 20 years of investment industry experience as a Fund Manager and broker, with the last 15 years as a Small Companies Portfolio Manager.

Prior to joining First Sentier Investors in January 2008, Dawn was a Portfolio Manager at Deutsche Asset Management’s Small Companies Team which was subsequently bought by Aberdeen Asset Management.

Dawn has completed a Bachelor of Science with first class honours, and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Sydney. She also has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance.

Michael Joukhador
Portfolio Manager

Michael manages a range of Small and MidCap Companies portfolios, as well as undertaking both quantitative and qualitative research for stock selection ideas in the Small Companies and MidCap sectors. Michael covers a variety of companies and industries. In addition, Michael contributes to regular risk and performance monitoring of portfolios.

Michael started working on the Small Companies portfolios in October 2007, after completing graduate program rotations in the Business Development and Global Property teams.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Law (Hons) from the University of Sydney, and is a CFA charter holder.

Pavlos Totsis
Portfolio Manager

Pavlos manages a range of Small and Mid Cap Companies portfolios, as well as undertaking both quantitative and qualitative research for stock selection ideas in the Small Companies and MidCap sectors. Pavlos covers a variety of companies and industries. In addition, Pavlos contributes to regular risk and performance monitoring of portfolios.

Since joining First Sentier Investors as part of the graduate program in February 2007, Pavlos has worked as a Quantitative Analyst within Index Core Team and First Sentier Investors’ Fixed Interest team.

Pavlos holds a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales, and is a CFA charter holder.

Tahlia Gugusheff
Analyst

Tahlia undertakes both quantitative and qualitative research for stock selection ideas in the Small Companies and MidCap sectors. Tahlia covers a variety of companies and industries.

Tahlia joined First Sentier Investors as part of the graduate program in February 2016, where she completed rotations in the Economics, Fixed Income, Direct Infrastructure and Australian Small Companies teams. Prior to joining the Small Companies team, Tahlia was an Investment Analyst in the Direct Infrastructure team, working on transactions and asset management.

Tahlia holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Law (Hons) from the University of Adelaide. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2015.