Board of Directors - Morphic Asset Management
NICK MINOGUE

NICK MINOGUE

Non-Executive Chairman

Nicholas Minogue retired from Macquarie Group in 2009 after a banking career spanning 32 years. Nick was Head of Risk Management at Macquarie for 10 years and a member of the Executive Committee for nine years. Nick worked in trade finance and corporate banking in London and Hong Kong before joining Macquarie.

Nick is also a Director of Social Enterprise Finance Australia, President of the Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival and a member of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council Economic Advisory Committee.

JACK LOWENSTEIN

JACK LOWENSTEIN

Joint Chief Investment Officer

Jack is the joint-CIO of Morphic which he co-founded in 2012. He had careers in corporate finance and as an international financial journalist and has been involved in the research and investment of global equities and other Securities for more than 30 years. Jack has a BA and a MA from Oxford University and in 2009 he completed the three-year part-time Owner/President Management Course at Harvard Business School.

He was the Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Hunter Hall, responsible for risk management and portfolio construction. He joined Hunter Hall when it had just $13m under management in 1997 and played a key role in building it to a peak of just under $3 billion in FUM. In his ten years as a Portfolio Manager with Hunter Hall he generated substantial out-performance.

CHAD SLATER

CHAD SLATER, CFA

Joint Chief Investment Officer

Chad co-founded Morphic Asset Management in 2012. He was previously a Portfolio Manager and Head of Currency and Macroeconomics at Hunter Hall for five years.

Prior to this, Chad was an Investment analyst at BT Financial Group including a secondment to Putnam Investments in Boston. He began his career as an Economist at Australian Federal Treasury.

As a stock picker, Chad is also a generalist but has strong regional knowledge of Europe and the Americas.

Chad holds a B.Comm and a B.Econ (Hons) from the University of Queensland and has completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) program and been awarded the CFA Charter.

GERARD MINACK

GERARD MINACK

Non-Executive Director

Gerard Minack has been analysing, forecasting and advising on financial markets since 1987. He is now the managing director of Minack Advisors, a boutique providing investment advice to global institutional investors.

Gerard retired from Morgan Stanley in May 2013. He had been the global cross-asset strategist, and before that Morgan Stanley’s global developed market equity strategist. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2008 as the Australian head of economics and strategy. Earlier in his career Gerard worked at ABN AMRO and BZW – both investment banks – and Syntec Economic Services, an independent research provider.
CHUAK CHAN

CHUAK CHAN

Non-Executive Director

Chief Executive Officer, Ascalon Capital Managers

Ascalon Capital Managers forms strategic partnerships with hedge fund and absolute return long only investment management companies. Chuak joined the firm in 2011 to help establish Ascalon’s Asian business, and was appointed Chief Executive of the broader group in late 2012. Based in Hong Kong, Chuak is responsible for growing the overall business and managing the executive team located in Sydney and Hong Kong. Chuak is an executive director of Ascalon Capital Managers and Ascalon Capital Managers Asia and is on the board of several Ascalon partner firms.

Chuak started his career at a Chartered Accounting firm and joined Bankers Trust Australia in 1988, where he worked in a several roles in the funds management business and established their Singapore investment management company. He joined ING Investment Management in 1998, where he led sales and marketing in Asia and subsequently served as Chief Risk Officer, Asia Pacific. In 2007 he co-founded a multi-billion dollar hedge fund in Hong Kong and was COO until 2011. Chuak has 28 years experience in the investment management business, including 18 years in the Asian region.

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