Appointed non-executive director September 2017. Chair of the Investment Committee, and member of the Due Diligence and People & Remuneration Committees.
Julian started his career in 1995 as an actuarial analyst for Towers Perrin in Melbourne where he consulted to some of Australia’s largest superannuation funds. After three years in this role, he transferred with Towers Perrin to Brussels and then London, where he worked predominantly in an asset consulting capacity.
In 2002, Julian joined Credit Suisse Asset Management in London as an assistant portfolio manager in their Multi-Manager team. Driven by strong performance, the team grew assets under management ten-fold from GBP50m to GBP500m over the following two years.
In 2004, Julian joined Schroders Investment Management as a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Multi-Asset team, responsible for the management of a suite of investment funds with assets under management in excess of USD1bn. These funds were invested on a global basis and had exposure to a broad range of asset classes including private equity, hedge funds, property, commodities, equities, bonds and cash.
After seven years with Schroders, Julian returned to Australia with entrepreneurial ambitions. Using the contacts he made during his time in London, Julian established a sales and marketing business that helps best-in-class international fund management companies establish a presence in the Australian and New Zealand market. Currently, in partnership with Copia Investment Partners, Julian is responsible for the sales and marketing function of Odey Asset Management in the region.