Investment Director, Global Equities Adam Randall

Joined in 2014

Adam manages the Global Indexed Equities and Better Beta portfolios. Additionally, he undertakes research for all Indexed Equities and Better Beta portfolios. Adam began his career as an aerospace engineer at Boeing in Melbourne and Seattle. He spent five years working in aerodynamics, aeroelastics and flight simulation. Adam then moved to the Victorian Funds Management Corporation (VFMC) to research, develop and manage quantitative and better beta strategies in Australian Equities. After six years at VFMC, Adam joined Realindex Investments as a Portfolio Manager and Head of Research, where he built a research capability and developed new better beta strategies in global equities.

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Global Head of Indexed Equities Aidan Puddy

Joined in 2005

Aidan is responsible for managing the firm’s Australian Indexed Equity team and the Global Indexed Equities team.  The team is responsible for index, enhanced index, quantitative and tailored portfolio management and trading solutions. Prior to joining IFM Investors, Aidan worked at INVESCO (formerly County Investment Management) managing Australian and overseas indexed products. Aidan was also involved in managing quantitative products, balanced products (multi asset class portfolios) and trading equities and derivatives on both Australian and Global exchanges. Aidan has also worked at Merrill Lynch Investment Management and the Myer Family Office.

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Investment Director, Active Equities
Atchu Maheswaran

Joined in 2016

Atchu is a Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for the Active Equities Team’s portfolio management, investment execution, broker relationships and fundamental stock research. Atchu joined IFM Investors following 13 years at AMP Capital, which he joined as a graduate. After completing the AMP graduate program, Atchu spent six months on the equities dealing team before joining the Multi-Strategy Equities Team in 2005. In his time there he ran the small companies fund for three years and led the team’s stock specific research efforts across a range of sectors.
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Associate Director, Indexed Equities
Gavin Petrie

Joined in 2009

Gavin is responsible for contributing to the investment performance of the Indexed Equities Team by analysing portfolio structures, cash projections, assisting with investment proposals/strategies and preparing investment reports. Prior to his appointment, Gavin held a six month contract as Investment Analyst at State Street Bank & Trust Company in Scotland. Previously, Gavin was a Corporate Tax Analyst with Scottish & Newcastle UK and was also Assistant Tax Manager with Scottish Widows Plc. He has extensive experience in statistical analysis and reporting of financial data.

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Executive Director,
Small Caps
Jim Copland

Joined in 2012

Jim is responsible for Small Caps portfolio management and investment analysis. Previously James held the role of Senior Resources Analyst at Macquarie Funds Group (Sydney) where he was responsible for resources research including microcap to large cap resources, oil and gas, bulks, base and precious metals. Prior to this James held the roles of Associate Director at Macquarie Securities (Perth, Sydney), Vice President and Associate at Goldman Sachs (New York), Solicitor, Commercial Litigation at Clayton Utz Solicitors (Perth) and Underground Mine Geologist at WMC Ltd Revenge Gold Mine (W.A.).

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Investment Director, Active Equities
Kian Ong

Joined in 2016

Kian is responsible for portfolio management, stock research, quantitative research, systems development and programming. Kian joined IFM Investors from AMP Capital, where he worked for more than nine years in the Multi-Strategy Team after joining AMP Capital as a graduate in 2007. Kian was closely involved in developing the Asia-Pacific Market Neutral strategy and is responsible for covering sectors including Agriculture, Autos, Chemicals, Food, Industrials and Utilities.
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Head of Large Cap Active Equities

Lachlan Davis

Joined in 2016

Lachlan leads IFM Investors’ Large Cap Active Equities Team. Lachlan has over 20 years of experience in managing equity portfolios. He began his career as a graduate with Shell, then completed an MBA at the Australian Graduate School of Management, which included an exchange to the Stern Business School in New York. He joined AMP in 1996, with an initial focus on portable alpha. In 1997 he joined the Active Quantitative Team to develop a long-short strategy. The team evolved to become the Multi-Strategy Team, which encompassed enhanced index, value, quantitative, long-short (130/30) and Asia-Pacific market neutral strategies. While at AMP, Lachlan was involved in quantitative research, portfolio construction, corporate assessment, stock research, business development and management. He was a member of the AMP Global Equities & Fixed Income leadership team and the AMP Investment Committee. Lachlan was a Director of Scallop Credit Union during his time at Shell and a Director of Gove Aluminium Finance, an AMP/CSR joint venture, during his time at AMP.
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Executive Director, Indexed Equities Laurence Irlicht

Joined in 2009

Laurence is the Portfolio Manager for the Global Indexed Equities and Better Beta portfolios. Additionally, he undertakes research for all Indexed Equities and Better Beta portfolios. Laurence’s previous roles have included Investment Director Quantitative Analysis at Victorian Funds Management Corporation, Investment Director (Asset Allocation) at Westpac Investment Management and Senior Portfolio Manager, Rothschild Australia. His experience extends across the research, construction and management of systematic investment strategies. He has given many technical presentations and published articles within peer-reviewed academic journals.

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Executive Director, Head of Research – Active Equities
Mark McClatchey

Joined in 2016

Mark is Head of Research for the firm’s Active Equity Team, with responsibilities for research, team management, portfolio management and corporate assessment. Mark has a 29 year track record in equity markets. He previously spent more than 16 years at AMP, where he was Head of Multi-Strategy Research. Mark headed-up the team from 1999, expanding into long-short investing and establishing an Asia-Pacific market neutral strategy. In 2015, Mark role transitioned to focus on improving the investment process and managing the research effort. Prior to AMP, Mark worked on the ‘sell-side’ with HSBC and ANZ McCaughan/Capel Court Powell. Mark was one of the pioneers of quantitative investing and research in Australia. His focus on equity markets started in 1986 when he joined Morgan Grenfell. Previously, he was a graduate auditor for EY before moving to John Swire & Sons, Mitsubishi and Keywest in treasury and accounting roles.
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Investment Director,
Small Caps
Matthew Griffin

Joined in 2012

Matthew is responsible for providing Small Caps investment analysis, portfolio management and trading. Previously, Matthew held the role of Manager at Macquarie Group Ltd (Sydney), where he was responsible for fundamental analysis of ASX listed stocks in the contractors, mining services and resources sectors. Prior to this Matthew held the role of Junior Analyst at Colonial First State and Analyst at Macquarie Group.

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Head of Active Equities Neil Carter

Joined in 2012

Neil is responsible for managing all aspects of IFM Investors' active equities investment, advisory and management functions. This includes optimising the performance of active equity funds, building and maintaining strong client and third party relationships, managing and developing staff, and developing and maintaining quality assurance and compliance practices. Previously Neil held the role of Division Director at Macquarie Investment Management Ltd (Sydney), where he was responsible for portfolio management, research methodology, recruitment and marketing. Prior to this Neil held the role of Director at Rutherglen Capital (Sydney), Media Analyst at ABN AMRO (London) and Strategy Consultant at The L.E.K Partnership (London, Sydney).

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Investment Director, Active Equities
Nicholas Koh

Joined in 2016

Nicholas is a Senior Portfolio Manager for the Active Equities Team, based in Hong Kong. He has over 15 years’ experience in investment management and is responsible for portfolio management and stock selection. Nicholas began his career at AMP Capital, where he worked in investment analytics and portfolio management. He worked in AMP Capital’s Active Quantitative and Value equities teams from 2002 to 2006. Nicholas then moved to Hong Kong with Eastspring Investments (formerly Prudential Asset Management), where he was responsible for managing and marketing Australian and greater China equity funds, applying a value contrarian, bottom-up approach. At Eastspring, the China Equity Fund was awarded Lipper 2013 Best Fund over five years in its category. In 2012, Nicholas was awarded Lipper’s Best Fund over three years in both Greater China and China Equity fund categories.

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Investment Director, Active Equities
Reuben De Barros

Joined in 2016

Reuben is a Senior Portfolio Manager for the Active Equities Team, responsible for portfolio management, investment execution, stock research and team management. Prior to joining IFM Investors, Reuben spent 20 years at AMP Group, 15 of which were with AMP Capital, across a variety of roles including portfolio management and equities dealing. During his time at AMP Capital, Reuben developed enhanced stock selection techniques and improved portfolio construction and execution methods.


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Investment Director, Active Equities

Robert Pinnuck

Joined in 2016

Rob is a Senior Portfolio Manager for the Active Equities Team, responsible for stock selection, investment research and portfolio execution. Rob has over 20 years of investment experience and has an extensive background in quantitative analysis and portfolio management. He joined IFM Investors from AMP Capital, where he was Deputy Head of the Multi-Strategy Equities Team. He has also previously worked for State Street and Goldman Sachs in portfolio management and quantitative analysis roles.

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Investment Director, Active Equities
Tony Vong

Joined in 2016

Tony supports the Active Equities Team’s quantitative modelling, research, system development, portfolio management and programming. Tony joined IFM Investors from AMP Capital, where he worked for more than 10 years in the Multi-Strategy Equities Team. At AMP, Tony focused on portfolio management, systems development and alpha generation of the investment process. Prior to working at AMP, Tony was a quantitative analyst at IAG Asset Management.

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Associate Director, Indexed Equities
Travis Hooper

Joined in 2004

Travis is responsible for contributing to the performance of the Indexed Equities Team by analysing investments, monitoring portfolios, dealing, assisting with investment proposals/strategies, preparing investment reports and performance/attribution analysis. Travis joined IFM Investors in 2004 as an Assistant Investment Accountant, where he was responsible for assisting in management accounts as well as providing back office support to the Listed Equities Team. Prior to this role, Travis worked for Industry Fund Services as an Administrative Assistant in the Rollovers/Seminars team. In 2002, he moved to the accounting area as an Assistant Accountant, responsible for accounts payable/receivable.

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