Investment Team

Prior to the establishment of Bentham Asset Management, the founders worked together as part of the Credit Investment Group of Credit Suisse Alternative Capital Inc. The team have a strong track record of managing global diversified fixed interest portfolios and are well resourced with market-leading risk portfolio systems.

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Richard Quin

CIO & Principal

Richard spent nine years within the Credit Suisse Asset Management (CSAM) fixed income team as a Credit Portfolio Manager, where he established and managed Bentham's current high yield, global income and syndicated loan funds. In July 2006 he moved internally with his team to the Credit Investments Group where he continued to manage the Bentham's current suite of credit portfolios.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of South Australia and a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University...

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Nik Persic

Deputy CIO & Principal

Prior to joining Bentham, Nik held senior roles at Credit Suisse Investment Group across both the Australian fixed interest team and the Performing Credit Strategies Group. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Nik worked for six years at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, where he held analytical roles in corporate finance, equity capital markets and institutional research.

Nik's hybrid securities research was rated number one in both the 2003 and 2004 Greenwich/Peter Lee survey of institutional fund managers...

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Mark Fabry

Senior Analyst & Principal

Prior to joining Bentham, Mark worked at Credit Suisse Investment Group as Credit Analyst within the Performing Credit Strategies. Before joining Credit Suisse, Mark worked at Challenger Limited as a Credit Analyst for the Capital, Risk and Strategy Group. He also worked at ANZ Institutional Bank as a Credit Analyst, focusing on the food, beverages and natural resources sectors.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and has completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments...

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Daniel Conti

Head of Distribution

Daniel joined in May 2016 from Credit Suisse Asset management, where he worked in a product and distribution role focusing on alternatives and credit. Prior to Credit Suisse he worked at AMP as a Senior Research Analyst. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science (Pure Mathematics) and Masters of Commerce (Accounting) Degree from Sydney University, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance, and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning through FINSIA. He is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

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Kate Harris

Senior Portfolio Specialist

Kate is an Associate Director and Product Specialist for Bentham Asset Management. Prior to joining Bentham, Kate worked at Goldman Sachs as an Executive Director in Credit & Alternatives Sales, covering Australian and New Zealand institutional investors for local and offshore product. Before joining the Credit & Alternatives team, Kate worked as an Associate in Goldman Sachs' Structured and Capital Markets team, focusing on advisory, structuring and execution of debt capital market solutions for corporate issuers.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce...

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Tyler Purviance

Portfolio Specialist

Tyler was previously an Investment Specialist for Macquarie Investment Management’s Fixed Income and Currency Team in Sydney providing expertise and insights to clients primarily on the Fixed Income and Credit markets. Prior to this, Tyler worked in alternative investments in emerging markets including India and Russia. He holds an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Tyler did his undergraduate study at Trinity College in the United States. He is also a CFA and CAIA Charterholder.

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David Livera

Director of Distribution

David is Director of Distribution for Bentham Asset Management. David joined in July 2019 from Janus Henderson Investors where he worked as Director of Retail Sales, focusing on the distribution of the firm’s Global Equity, Fixed Interest and Alternative strategies. Over the last 16 years David has worked in Distribution with some of Australia’s leading Boutique Fund Managers. David holds a BA from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning.

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Linden Smith

Senior Analyst

Linden is a Senior Investment Analyst for the Bentham Asset Management Team. Previously he was at AMP Capital Investors, where he was a senior credit analyst in the Credit Research team for more than six years. Linden has broad experience in credit analysis in Australia, Europe, Japan and the United States. During his time at AMP Capital, he was also primary analyst for public private partnership (PPP) assets. Linden has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)/Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide and is a CFA Charterholder.

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Alexander Lee

Quantitative Analyst

Alexander joined Bentham in 2016 from UBS, where he was a Trade Support Analyst responsible for trade capture and trade control of the Equity Derivatives sales & trading business. Prior to UBS he worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia as part of their Graduate Program rotating into different areas of the bank. Alexander is a CFA level III candidate, holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) / Bachelor of Economics (Financial Economics) double degree from the University of New South Wales and is a Chartered Accountant.

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Tom Huang

Quantitative Analyst

Tom Huang is a Quantitative Analyst at Bentham Asset Management. Previously a Data Analyst working for Samsung Australia’s “Voice of Customers” team, Tom focused on establishing new data management framework to boost team efficiency and productivity, and implementing machine learning-based methods such as sentiment analysis to improve customer experience. Prior to this, Tom worked as a data analyst and software engineer for various industry sectors such as education and aviation. Mr Huang holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) from Peking University, China. He also holds a Master of IT (Software Engineering) and a Master of Philosophy (Information Retrieval and Data Mining) from The University of Sydney.