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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.

 

Ganesh Suntharam

Ganesh Suntharam

Investment Director / Senior Portfolio Manager

At Redpoint, Ganesh is the lead portfolio manager for selected active and systematic equity portfolios and assists with trade execution across all portfolios.  Ganesh is also involved in research and development.  Ganesh is a member Redpoint’s investment committee.

Ganesh is a co-founder of Redpoint and has over 15 years investment management experience.  Prior to Redpoint, Ganesh was with Perpetual Investments where he helped establish a quantitative equities capability starting in 2005.  During his time at Perpetual, Ganesh helped create and launch two quantitative long-short strategies and expand the existing long-only business.  Ganesh was responsible for the portfolio management and trading of all quantitative equity portfolios as well as the initial development of the research capability, investment processes, investment systems and infrastructure.  In 2009, he moved into the Head of Quantitative Investments role where he was directly responsible for the overall business including seven investment staff.

Prior to joining Perpetual, Ganesh worked at Barra International (now part of MSCI) providing financial consulting services to a large number of institutional fund managers, brokers and asset consultants in the Australian market.

Ganesh holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Sydney University, a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Sydney University.  Ganesh is a CFA charter holder.

 

Alex Stephen

Toby Bellingham

Portfolio Trader

At Redpoint, Toby is responsible for the trade execution functions, covering Australian and Asian equity markets. He joined the team in June 2017 and brings extensive implementation and trading experience. He’s been in the investment management industry for more than 18 years.

Toby commenced his career in 1998 with Schroders in London, working as a Fund Managers’ Assistant, implementing orders for many global equity desks. He was also an Asset Allocation Analyst, interpreting and implementing house policy for institutional clients. In 2007, he became an equities dealer for Schroders in Australia. Here he covered Australian and New Zealand share markets and managed currency hedging for all asset classes. In 2011 Toby joined Invesco and held sole responsibility for all Australian large cap. equity dealing for all global offices. Most recently, Toby worked at Altair Asset Management as a dealer and equity analyst, covering the paper & packaging and gaming sectors.

Toby has a Graduate Certificate of Finance from Macquarie University and an Investment Management Certificate.