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Redpoint Global Infrastructure Fund Team

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

Alex Stephen

Senior Portfolio Manager

At Redpoint, Alex is the portfolio manager for passive equity strategies and infrastructure and is responsible for trade execution across all portfolios.

Alex is a co-founder of Redpoint and has over 15 years investment management experience.  Prior to Redpoint Alex joined Antares Equities in 2010 as a senior portfolio manager responsible for the management of Australian equity portfolios and all trade execution.  For the prior nine years, Alex managed a large number of equity funds for Legal & General Investment Management, the premier index manager in the UK.  He has a proven investment management track record of outperforming indices in both developed and emerging market funds, on a country, regional and global basis.  Alex’s experience includes managing assets against traditional market capitalisation weighted benchmarks, calculated by all of the major index providers, as well as to meet the bespoke equity requirements of clients.  In addition, he has managed portfolios that encompass a range of listed alternative asset classes.

Prior to 2001, Alex worked for Citigroup Asset Management as a Fund Manager’s assistant on the active emerging markets desk.

Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics and philosophy, an Investment Management Certificate and a diploma from the Institute of Leadership and Management. 

 

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Max Capetta

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.

 

Alex Stephen

Alex Stephen

Senior Portfolio Manager

At Redpoint, Alex is the portfolio manager for passive equity strategies and infrastructure and is responsible for trade execution across all portfolios.

Alex is a co-founder of Redpoint and has over 15 years investment management experience.  Prior to Redpoint Alex joined Antares Equities in 2010 as a senior portfolio manager responsible for the management of Australian equity portfolios and all trade execution.  For the prior nine years, Alex managed a large number of equity funds for Legal & General Investment Management, the premier index manager in the UK.  He has a proven investment management track record of outperforming indices in both developed and emerging market funds, on a country, regional and global basis.  Alex’s experience includes managing assets against traditional market capitalisation weighted benchmarks, calculated by all of the major index providers, as well as to meet the bespoke equity requirements of clients.  In addition, he has managed portfolios that encompass a range of listed alternative asset classes.

Prior to 2001, Alex worked for Citigroup Asset Management as a Fund Manager’s assistant on the active emerging markets desk.

Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics and philosophy, an Investment Management Certificate and a diploma from the Institute of Leadership and Management.