Judith has over 20 years of portfolio management and asset analysis experience and launched WyeTree’s residential asset and ABS platform in September 2007. She was previously Portfolio Manager and Head of ABS at Solent Capital, London. Solent won the Risk Magazine CDO manager of the Year award for 2006.
Her previous experiences include IXIS CIB (London) as a Senior ABS Analyst and ABS trader, and ODDO Asset Management (Paris), as Fund manager of structured products and securitisation. In 1999, she was part of the founding team of Equigest Asset Management (Paris).
A student from the French ‘grandes ecoles’, Judith holds a masters degree from ENSAE M’, the French top tier University specialising in Statistics, Economics and Mathematics.
She agrees with American writer Laura Ingalls Wilder in thinking that “It does not matter so much what happens. It is what one does when it happens that really counts.”
Brian has spent the last 3 years assisting with the development of a London based single manager hedge fund where he was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), advising other fund management businesses, advising on a African focused fund and managing US and UK-based family businesses mainly in the healthcare sectors.
In 2010 Brian retired from being Group Chief Executive Officer of Financial Risk Management (FRM) and leading FRM’s Executive Committee. FRM was a large international Fund of Hedge Funds and during his 8 year tenure the firm grew to US$15 billion at the peak. He was responsible for the execution of all business strategies across FRM globally and directly managed the firm’s infrastructure.
Previously, Brian was a Director of two privately owned corporations in the leisure and healthcare industries. His work experience also includes senior roles at a Bermudian based hedge fund, General Re Financial Products and AIG Financial Products.
Brian holds a M.Sc. in Management Studies from Durham Business School, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Business Science (majoring in Finance) from Cape Town University, South Africa
Fidante Partners is fully owned by Challenger Limited.
Formed in 1985, Challenger manages A$78 billion in assets and is listed on the Australian stock exchange. The company has two core investment businesses – a fiduciary fund management division and a life division.
Fidante Partners supports 16 specialist asset managers, located in Australia and the UK, managing US$39.6 billion (as of 31 December 2018) across numerous asset classes including fixed income, equities and alternative asset strategies.