Chief Investment Officer
Prior to founding Atlas, Hugh was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Aurora Funds Management focusing on the Aurora Dividend Income Trust and Aurora Property Buy-Write Income Trust. Earlier, Hugh was Head of Listed Securities at Philo Capital where he was responsible for managing over A$1 billion. Hugh has also previously been Head of Basic Materials at Citigroup Investment Research. In this role he covered the chemicals, building materials and steel sectors. In the 2011 Reuters StarMine Equity Analyst Awards, he was rated 5th overall in Australia for stock picking and first in the Diversified Industrials and Chemicals sectors.
Hugh has extensive portfolio management experience gained at Investors Mutual, with a successful track record managing both small and large capitalisation value funds. In 2009, one of the funds he helped manage, the Investors Mutual Future Leaders Fund, won the AFR Smart Investor Award for the best Australian small cap fund.
Hugh started in funds management with CC&L Investment Management in Vancouver, Canada’s largest independent fund manager with C$60B under management. At CC&L he focused on asset allocation and Canadian equity analysis.
Hugh holds bachelor degrees in both Economics and Law from the University of Sydney, Canadian Securities Course (Honours) and is a CFA charter holder.