The team boasts one of the largest number of dedicated portfolio managers of cash funds in Australia, with a long term and solid track record of outperformance.
As Head of Short Term Investments & Global Credit, Tony has responsibility for governance, team management, product development, client servicing and business development and counterparty liaison. Tony has over 30 years' experience. Tony joined the company in 2002 in his current role, which came about as a result of the merger between the company and Commonwealth Investment Management, where Tony had established the Cash business in April 1988. Prior to this, Tony was employed at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, in the Global Markets Treasury Division, in a variety of portfolio trading roles. In 2003, Tony became a Trustee Director of the Commonwealth Bank Group Superannuation Fund, a Fund whose current assets exceed $7.0 billion. Tony is the current Fund, Investment Committee Chairman. In 2012, Tony was appointed to the Market Governance Committee of the Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA), reporting to the AFMA Board.
As a Senior Portfolio Manager, Nicholas actively contributes to the development and implementation of the team’s strategic and tactical portfolio management decisions. His responsibilities encompass the ongoing development of the investment mandates risk management systems and he provides much of the analytical portfolio analysis and attribution required by clients and consultants. Nicholas has over 25 years' experience. Prior to joining the company, Nicholas was a Senior Portfolio Manager with the Treasury Corporation of Victoria and was responsible for the management of their short term liability portfolios. Nicholas also worked at AMP Asset Management in various roles including Fixed Interest Portfolio Manager, based in London and in Australia as a Senior Portfolio Manager managing nominal Bond and inflation linked mandates. Nick holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University, Melbourne and has also completed the Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.
As Portfolio Manager, Liam is primarily responsible across all cash, cash enhanced and tailored credit portfolios. Liam is largely involved in research, asset identification, negotiation, execution and monitoring of securities that target alpha generation. Currently much of this is achieved via investment in residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS) and index plus banking product. Strategic initiatives and industry development are also a focus. Liam has over 21 years' experience. Prior to joining the company, Liam was a derivative sales trader with Goldman Sachs JBWere in Sydney. Liam is currently a member of the Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) Negotiable and Transferable Instruments (NTI) Committee. He previously chaired AFMA’s BBSW Committee during recent reform. Liam holds a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University, Canberra. Liam is an AFMA Accredited Dealer and is ASIC RG146 compliant.
As Portfolio Manager, Martin is responsible for the facilitation of both transactional activity and strategic / tactical analysis, incorporating these endeavours across all portfolios managed by the group. Martin has over 20 years' experience. Prior to joining the company, Martin worked at AMP Capital Investors as a Senior Portfolio Manager – Macro Markets – Fixed Interest. Martin also held roles at WBC as a Risk Manager, CSFB London as a Risk Analyst Fixed Income, Tokai Bank Europe as a Bond and Currency Analyst and Credit Union Services Corp Sydney as a Money Market Dealer. Martin holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Sydney University, Majoring in Mathematics and Statistics, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.
As Portfolio Manager / Structured Credit Analyst, Natasha has a focus on structured credit investments. Before joining the Short Term Investment Team, Natasha was a credit analyst in the company Global Credit Team. Natasha has over 27 years' experience. Prior to joining the company, Natasha was a Senior Credit Analyst – Vice President at State Street Global Advisors. Natasha also held roles at ANZ, Credit Suisse, Toronto Dominion, Merrill Lynch and HSBC Securities. Natasha holds a Bachelor of Science (Zoology), a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Politics), a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia, as well as a Masters of Accounting Studies. Natasha is also a CPA and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.