Tony Edwards, Chief Investment Officer, Senior Portfolio Manager

Tony Edwards is the Chief Investment Officer and an Executive Director of Atrium Investment Management. Tony joined Atrium in 2012 and has over 20 years experience in financial markets. Prior to joining Atrium Tony spent over 6 years at Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) where he was a Senior Portfolio Manager having had responsibility for the Core Australian Equities Fund and the Concentrated Australian Large Caps Fund during his tenure. Tony’s experience prior to this includes domestic and international equity research roles covering a diverse range of industries with Colonial First State Global Asset Management, BT Funds Management and Merrill Lynch.


Simon Conroy, Chief Operating Officer 

Simon ConroySimon is a Chief Operating Officer and an Executive Director of Atrium Investment Management. Prior to joining Atrium, Simon spent 12 years at the Macquarie Group, where as a Division Director he led a team responsible for a diversified private markets investment program with capital deployed across more than 30 assets and funds. Simon’s career has also included roles on structured products and ECM desks with Macquarie, and as an equities analyst with Australian Ethical Investment. Simon has qualifications in Science and Business Administration and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Investment Team

Brendan Paul, Senior Portfolio Manager

Brendan has over 20 years’ experience in global financial markets investing across asset classes. Most recently Brendan spent 4 years at MST Capital a Multi-Strat Macro Discretionary Hedge Fund. During this time, he managed global investments across Credit, Equities and Foreign Exchange. Prior to this Brendan spent 6 years at UBS as part of the Fundamental Investment Group, a Sydney based team investing as a multi-strategy Hedge Fund in the Australian Market. Here he managed a portfolio focused on Credit and Convertible bonds with a mandate that stretched across the capital structure. At the conclusion of his time at UBS, Brendan’s responsibility extended to risk management for the entire Fundamental Investment Group. Brendan began his career with 3 years at Ferox Capital a Global Convertible Bond Fund manager based in London.


Glen Foster, Head of Risk, Senior Portfolio Manager

Glen has over 17 years’ experience in financial markets, predominantly in strategic positions. Glen spent seven years as a multi-asset portfolio manager at Perpetual Investments. There, he was responsible for the day to day running of the multi-asset funds as well as strategic and tactical asset allocation, trading, risk budgeting, and quantitative modelling. In addition, Glen also managed quantitative and smart beta strategies in the areas of developed and emerging market equities, REITs and commodities. Prior to this role, Glen was a quantitative analyst in the Australian equities team for over two years where he worked on alpha signal research, risk modelling and optimisation. Preceding his time at Perpetual, Glen spent time at AMP Capital Investors and Willis Towers Watson (then Watson Wyatt).


Bill Prendergast, Senior Portfolio Manager

Bill Prendergast has over 24 years’ investment experience, most recently at QBE insurance, where he spent almost 6 years as a Senior Portfolio Manager, including 2 years in New York where he established QBE’s investment management capability in the Americas. Prior to QBE, he was employed at Queensland Investment Corporation as Senior Portfolio Manager in the Global Fixed Income team with a focus on inflation, interest rate, and credit derivative markets. This role followed 7 years in Tokyo with AXA Investment Managers, the majority of which was as a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Yen markets. This was preceded by a number of years with AXA in Melbourne in various investment-related roles. Bill has the CFA designation and is a Chartered Accountant.


Chris Claridge, Portfolio Manager

Chris has over 30 years’ experience in financial markets focusing on listed Australian equities. Prior to joining Atrium Chris was a Director and Portfolio Manager at Discovery Asset Management. At Discovery Chris’ responsibilities included portfolio management and investment analysis of a range of companies across the Resources, Energy and Industrials sectors as well as the funds trading activities. Chris’ prior experience included 7 years at Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) as a financial analyst and dealer and over 18 years in Sydney working at domestic and international investment banks where he ran sales and trading desks for Citibank, Macquarie Bank and Deutsche Bank.


David Matesic, Portfolio Manager

David has over 15 years’ experience in global financial markets across all major asset classes. Prior to joining Atrium as a Portfolio Manager, David constructed bespoke portfolio solutions for clients as a Portfolio Manager with Select Investment Partners. In addition, he was involved in Investment strategy and manager research with overall responsibility across three core sectors. David has a Bachelor of Economics (USyd) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance (FINSIA) and is a CFA Charterholder.


Andrew Cvetko, Investment Analyst

Anthony CvetkoAndrew has a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) with First Class Honours in Finance. He is currently completing a Masters of Information Technology specialising in Artificial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales. Prior to joining Atrium, Andrew worked at Macquarie Bank where he was responsible for providing independent valuations on derivative positions traded by the equities and funds management divisions.


Client Services

David Dix, Head of Client Investment Services

David Dix has worked across the investment management industry and investment markets for the past 24 years. Prior to joining Atrium David spent 12 years at AMP Capital Investors, most recently as the Senior Investment Specialist for the Multi Asset Group. Prior to this, David worked in debt capital markets in the UK for Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch and Chase Manhattan (now JP Morgan). David has extensive expertise in the Funds management industry and has developed a range of market leading investment solutions for the institutional and retail marketplace in Australia and overseas.


Investment Committee

Alex Hone, Investment Committee Member

Alex Hone has a celebrated career in asset management and investment spanning more than 22 years having worked with leading global firms in both Sydney and London. His experience has included establishing and developing funds management businesses that in turn developed global reputations for investment excellence. Prior to joining Atrium Investment Management, Alex was a Portfolio Manager of the Global Listed Infrastructure portfolio with Magellan Asset Management. Other senior roles have included working with Capital Partners (now CP2), a specialist global investment advisory and management firm, as well as Schroders Investment Management Ltd, in London. Alex commenced his career in the Treasury division of the National Australia Bank.


Ian Gibson, Investment Committee Member

For the last thirteen years, Ian Gibson has acted as a director, investment adviser and consultant to a range of financial groups and organisations. These have included hedge funds, equity fund managers, investment banks and family offices. Previously Ian was an equities analyst and fund manager at Fidelity Investments Management (H.K.) Ltd (Fidelity), based in Hong Kong (1997 to 2002). Prior to Fidelity, Ian was an equities analyst at Potter Warburg/SBC Warburg in Australia (1994-1997), covering various sectors. Ian has also worked at the State Bank of New South Wales (1993-1994) and BZW Australia (1991-1993). Ian holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business (Finance) from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.


Kevin Hua, Investment Committee Member

Kevin has over 22 years’ experience in financial markets including 9 years focused on multi-strategy investment management.  Prior to Atrium, Kevin was based in Hong Kong and worked at Stark Investments and its spin-off, OCP Asia for 9 years as a Portfolio Manager of their Australasian and Greater China portfolios.  During this time, he managed investments across multiple asset classes including equities, credit and privates.  Kevin’s prior experience also includes 8 years in investment banking at JPMorgan in both Australia and Hong Kong where he focused on mergers & acquisitions as well as equity capital and derivatives markets.


Tony Mackenzie, Investment Committee Member

Tony is the co-founder and CEO of Jacobi Strategies a San Francisco based fintech company focused on asset allocation and risk modelling technology for multi-asset funds. Prior to Jacobi, Tony was the Chief Strategist at QIC, based in Australia, where he was responsible for the investment strategy and portfolio construction of over $45 billion of client assets. Tony has over 16 years experience in financial services, focusing predominantly on multi-asset class investing. Tony has also previously held senior roles in portfolio management and quantitative analysis at both QIC and QTC and has PhD in Applied Mathematics.


John Spitznagel, Investment Committee Member

John Spitznagel is a highly regarded and skilled property specialist with extensive international real estate experience, John has held senior executive positions in the US, Hong Kong and Australia and demonstrates a broad and unique understanding of the complexities associated with real estate investment, ownership and development. His over 34 years’ experience across a number of property disciplines includes funds management, leasing, property development, and property finance advisory. John was an Executive Director at Macquarie Bank for 14 years, heading the Development Capital division, and managing the wholesale funds management business responsible for opportunistic property investments on behalf of institutional clients. Most recently he was a principal in the expansion of a Melbourne based development management group’s expansion into NSW. He has also held roles and JLL, Grocon and a Sydney based architectural firm.