Working for more than 20 years in the Australian funds management industry, Chris has extensive experience investing in Australian equities. Most recently, Chris was the Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager at Wilson Asset Management Pty Limited (WAM) where he was responsible for managing the investment team and overseeing the investment portfolios. During his tenure as Chief Investment Officer at WAM, group funds under management (FUM) grew from $300 million to over $3 billion. In 2014, the Australian Financial Review named Chris as one of the Five Best Young Fund Managers in Australia.

Chris previously held various positions at ASX listed investment management firm Challenger Limited specialising in Australian equities.

Chris is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and also Deputy Chairman of the Sydney Swans Foundation.

Chief Investment Officer / Portfolio Manager
B Bus, Grad Dip App Fin Inv, MAICD
Phone: 02 9060 6608

Martin has more than 15 years experience in the funds management industry and investing in Australian equities. Martin joined 1851 Capital from Wilson Asset Management (WAM) where he held several roles in the investment team over nearly 10 years. Most recently, Martin was Co-Lead Portfolio Manager of WAM’s small-cap portfolios. As a Co-Lead Portfolio Manager, Martin was responsible for stock selection, execution and portfolio construction. In addition, he managed a team of analysts and dealers. Martin played a critical role in marketing WAM’s funds to current and prospective shareholders, and other key stakeholders, including research houses, brokers, financial planners and the media.

Previously, Martin held positions at ASX-listed investment management firm Challenger Limited.

Portfolio Manager
B Bus, B Comp, Master App Fin
Phone: 02 9060 6609

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Matt has 18 years experience in the Australian smaller companies market. Matt joined 1851 Capital in 2021 from Credit Suisse Equities where he spent 5 years leading the highly rated small cap research team. During his tenure, Matt was responsible for lead research coverage across various sectors including Healthcare, Retail, Mining Services, Property, Media, Aquaculture, Industrials and Professional Services. In addition, Matt was responsible for managing and developing a team of analysts.

Prior to his time at Credit Suisse, Matt spent 8 years at CIMB Equities (formerly ABN AMRO/RBS) as a Senior Equity Analyst in their small cap team.

Senior Equity Analyst
B Com (Hons)
Phone: 02 9060 6607

Mary-Ann has over 23 years experience in the financial services industry.

Previously, Mary-Ann was an Executive at Seed Partnerships, a corporate advisory firm specialising in delivering on all phases of initial public offerings (IPO) for Listed Investment Companies and Trusts. Mary-Ann was responsible for project managing each IPO working closely with company executives to ensure key milestones were met. Mary-Ann also worked closely with these companies in an ongoing capacity including assisting with marketing and distribution.

Prior to this Mary-Ann was employed at WAM in various roles across the business including settlements, compliance, marketing, shareholder relations and was actively involved in a number of capital management initiatives. Prior to joining WAM, Mary-Ann held roles at HBOS Australia Pty Ltd, Challenger Limited and Colonial First State.

Chief Operating Officer
Phone: 02 9060 6606