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Max Cappetta

Chief Executive Officer / Senior Portfolio Manager

At Redpoint, Max is the lead portfolio manager for selected active equity portfolios as well as overseeing the firm’s business development and client service activities.  Max is also currently the chair of Redpoint’s investment committee and a director on its board.

Max joined Redpoint in 2013 and has 20 years investment management experience.  Prior to Redpoint, Max was a co-founding shareholder of Continuum Capital Management from 2007.  Prior to Continuum, Max was a partner, Executive Director and Head of Australian Equities at GMO Australia Limited.  During this time Max was the lead portfolio manager for a number of long-only and long-short portfolios along with having responsibility for a team of seven investment professionals managing in excess of $8b of Australian Equities.  Max was also a Responsible Officer for GMO Australia Ltd and the firm’s representative on GMO Australia’s Compliance Committee.

Prior to GMO, Max spent four years with Legal & General where he conducted quantitative analysis across all asset classes managed by Legal & General Investment Management.  Prior to joining the investment team Max was an actuarial analyst involved in the administration, valuation and analysis of superannuation funds.

Max holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in economics majoring in actuarial mathematics from Macquarie University in Sydney.

Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Chief Investment Officer

At Redpoint, Eric has overall responsibility for investment outcomes overseeing the firm’s portfolio managers and trade execution staff.  Eric is a member of Redpoint’s investment committee and a director on its board.

Eric is a co-founder of Redpoint and has 30 years investment management experience.  Prior to Redpoint, Eric was the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Vanguard Investments Australia Ltd.  Eric held that position from 1996 to 2009 and established Vanguard’s Australian investment management capability – comprising 23 investment professionals across equity, fixed interest, research and risk management roles. Eric defined the management process for all of Vanguard’s standard index portfolios and was responsible for the design and implementation of a number of specialist funds, portfolios and processes.  During Eric’s tenure at Vanguard the investment team managed over $80 billion in more than 100 sector level.  In addition to his role as CIO, Eric was a member of the Executive Committee and at various times served as an alternate director for Vanguard.

Prior to joining Vanguard, Eric was Manager, Quantitative Investments at Commonwealth Funds Management from 1991 to 1996 and Senior Manager at Capel Court Investment Bank from 1986 to 1991.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with honours from the University of Sydney and Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), University of New South Wales.