Alpha Fund Managers

Investment Managers

Intrinsic Investment Management

Intrinsic Investment Management is a specialist manager actively managing high quality, concentrated Australian equities portfolios for institutional and individual clients. The investment team has on average 30 years of portfolio management experience, and brings a significant record of accomplishment and seniority within the industry. Utilising a 'style neutral' investment philosophy combined with a rigorous stock selection process, the strategy can manoeuvre within different market cycles and has demonstrated superior skill in alpha generation.

Bennelong Funds Management

Bennelong Funds Management (BFM) is a boutique fund manager nurturing a growing suite of asset management teams, including Australian equities, global equities, long short and property. Alignment of the interests of our clients and asset management teams is a vital part of the BFM approach to creating high-performing investment strategies and products.

BFM is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bennelong Group, a privately owned funds management and private equity business. While the Group owns and manages significant businesses globally, it also measures its success through contributing to positive and lasting change in the wider community via the Bennelong Foundation.

Eight Investment Partners

Eight Investment Partners ('8IP') is a boutique investment manager, dedicated to the analysis of listed small companies in Australia. It combines a highly experienced and diverse team supported by a strong analytical, business and risk framework. The investment philosophy targets three types of companies being stars, turnarounds and under researched issues which form part of an active portfolio of between 40-60 stocks.

Ophir Asset Management

Ophir is a boutique investment firm which invests within the Australian small cap universe specifically outside the top 150 stocks. The co-founders have deep experience in this space having run similar small/microcap strategies which combined with a nimble investment process enables them to quickly capitalise on opportunities to maximise alpha. They are also co-investors in the fund.

BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At March 31, 2011, BlackRock's AUM was US$3.648 trillion. BlackRock offers products that span the risk spectrum to meet clients' needs, including active, enhanced and index strategies across markets and asset classes. Products are offered in a variety of structures including separate accounts, managed funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. Headquartered in New York City, as of March 31, 2011, the firm has approximately 9,300 employees in 26 countries and a major presence in key global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa.

SG Hiscock & Company

SG Hiscock & Company ('SGH') is a boutique investment manager that specialises in listed property securities and Australian equities. Established in 2001, SGH manages approximately $2 billion in funds for clients in five categories: smaller companies, listed property securities, global listed property securities, Australian equities, and absolute return strategies.

BT Investment Management

BT Investment Management (BTIM) combines the benefits of a strong institutional foundation and performance-focused culture with a 'multi-boutique' specialist investment approach. This approach firmly positions BTIM to achieve outstanding risk-adjusted returns for their investors.

With $46.6 billion (as at 30 September 2012) in Funds Under Management, BTIM is one of Australia's premier fund managers. BTIM offers institutional, adviser and retail clients access to a broad range of specialist investment strategies and customised products across the full range of asset classes including equities, property, fixed interest, income and cash.

PIMCO Australia

PIMCO Australia Pty Ltd ('PIMCO'), is a leader global investment management firm with more than $790 billion in assets under management as of 30 September 2008 and more than 1000 employees in offices in Newport Beach, New York, Singapore, Tokyo, London, Sydney, Munich, Toronto, and Hong Kong. Throughout PIMCO's 37-year history, they have been at the forefront in sectors like mortgage-backed securities and emerging market bonds. PIMCO remain's at the forefront today, pioneering the use of innovative solutions for their clients, including portable alpha and absolute return strategies.

Magellan Asset Management Limited

Magellan Asset Management Limited (Magellan) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian Securities Exchange-listed Magellan Financial Group Limited. Magellan establishes and operates globally focused investment funds for retail, high net worth and institutional investors.

Alpha Fund Managers invest in both Magellan Global Fund and Infrastructure Fund.

Kapstream Capital

Kapstream Capital offers an alternative approach to fixed income. Kapstream's goal is to create innovative solutions for client needs. Through active diversification across sectors and geographies, they aim to consistently deliver capital protection and a reliable income stream.

Kapstream use a wide range of instruments to capitalise on opportunities within the marketplace, including bonds, notes, mortgages, corporate debt, emerging market debt, convertible securities, derivatives, foreign exchange contracts, enhanced cash instruments and more. As a result, they can generate positive returns in both rising and falling markets. They manage total portfolio risk, rather than the index risk, so their funds can generate a positive return even when indices are falling. The result is superior return potential, with less risk.

Polaris Capital Management

Polaris is a deep value unconstrained global equities manager who invests across the market capitalisation spectrum. Based in Boston, Polaris has a 30 year investment history. The founder of the firm and lead portfolio manager, Bernard Horn, has interesting insights and a strong conviction to his philosophy. The Polaris Global Equity Strategy follows a very clearly defined investment approach, whereby all investments are subject to a proprietary cost of equity calculation which avoids 'false value', and invests only in true value opportunities. The strategy offers investors access to true global exposure through allocation to a large number of countries, including emerging markets, i.e. access to true value, regardless of location. Historically the strategy has demonstrated ability to fully participate in the upside of strong market rallies, while limiting the downside capture, a unique return profile with low correlation to many existing strategies in the market.

State Street Global Advisors

Smallco commenced operations in April 2000 and currently manages approximately $700m of funds spread across the Smallco Investment Fund, the Smallco Broadcap Fund and a Broadcap mandate from a family office. The firm was founded by Rob Hopkins and Bill Ryan on the premise that inefficiencies exist within the pricing of smaller companies within the Australian listed securities market.

State Street Global Advisors

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) is a global leader in institutional asset management, managing more than $2.4 trillion in assets. The firm, part of the wider State Street business, has 35 years of experience assisting clients navigate a range of market cycles and conditions. The firm employs over 2,200 people in 17 countries worldwide with nine investment centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Legg Mason Global Asset Management

Legg Mason Brandywine is a wholly owned yet independent subsidiary of Legg Mason. Founded in 1986, it now has 230 investment professionals overseeing US$66 billion for clients worldwide. Brandywine offers investors the benefits of an experienced team with an active and value driven investment philosophy.

Legg Mason Global Asset Management

Legg Mason Western Asset Management, a Legg Mason affiliate, is one of the world's leading fixed income managers and provides investment services for a wide variety of global clients, with broad capabilities across the fixed income spectrum. By devoting all of its resources to fixed income, Western Asset adds unique value to this asset class through active management of fixed income portfolios, with a value-oriented investment approach that is supported by a team of fixed income specialists in every market sector. Legg Mason Western Asset Macro Opportunities Bond is an unconstrained, global macro fixed income alternative that seeks to maximize total return while being less correlated to traditional fixed income and equity markets. The fund focuses on long-term value investing and active management of duration, yield curve and volatility by identifying relative value among securities and sectors in global fixed income markets.

Alliance Bernstein

Alliance Bernstein has grown significantly since its genesis in 1967 with offices in 22 countries, 3,490 employees and managing $485 billion in assets. AB has a comprehensive range of research, portfolio-management, wealth-management and client-service offices around the world, reflecting its global capabilities and the needs of its clients. AB's global teams collaborate across asset classes and investment strategies in order to spark new thinking and deliver superior outcomes for clients.

Wellington Management

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Their investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 50 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. Since its humble beginnings in 1928, the business has grown to include 12 offices worldwide, catering for over 2100 clients managing $936 billion in assets.

Standard Life Investments

Standard Life Investments is a leading asset manager with an expanding global reach and manages $511.5 billion in assets on behalf of clients worldwide. Their investment capabilities span equities, bonds, real estate, private equity, multi-asset solutions, fund-of-funds and absolute return strategies.

H2O Force 10

H2O Force 10 is a Global Macro hedge fund strategy that aims to generate returns from long and short positions in various equity, fixed income, currency, and futures markets, primarily based on overall economic and political views of various countries and macroeconomic principles. The H2O strategy aims to provide not only risk-adjusted performance at portfolio level but also transparency and daily liquidity.

The AQR Wholesale Managed Futures Fund

The AQR Wholesale Managed Futures Fund is a trend-following strategy by using proprietary quantitative models. The Fund provides long and short exposure to over 100 global developed and emerging markets in equities, bonds, commodities, and currencies using futures, swaps, forwards and options. The strategy seeks to deliver systematic and risk controlled returns in a transparent and liquid form with low correlation to the returns of traditional asset classes. An efficient diversification of exposures is an explicit goal of this product.

Macquarie

Macquarie is one of Australia's largest equities managers with over 30 years' experience managing portfolios and a global investment team of over 90 professionals located in Sydney, Hong Kong, New York, Boston and Philadelphia. The Australian small companies team utilises a focused process to identify and build a high conviction portfolio of fast growing stocks through proprietary quantitative screening, company research and changing market dynamics.

Maple-Brown Abbott

Maple-Brown Abbott is one of Australia's first boutique investment managers and have managed institutional investment portfolios for over 30 years. The firms specializes in the management of investment portfolios across Australian equities, Asia Pacific ex-Japan equities and global listed infrastructure securities. Current FUM across all strategies is AUD $11 billion. The Infrastructure fund is an actively managed portfolio of global listed infrastructure securities with a focus on regulated, contracted and concession assets or networks that provide essential services. The investment team are highly experienced and aligned to investors holding a large equity stake in the fund.

The Henderson Absolute Return Australian Equity Fund

The Henderson Absolute Return Australian Equity Fund is an actively managed portfolio of long and short positions in listed (or soon to be listed) companies (predominantly Australian companies) that seeks to provide investors with consistent, positive returns above the Benchmark through all cycles of the Australian equity market with little or no correlation to that market. The Fund aims to provide investors with a highly liquid investment opportunity, capital preservation and the delivery of long term equity market returns without the market volatility of a long only equity investment. The fund focuses on positive absolute returns in both rising and falling markets.

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