Fisher Funds announced today that it has appointed Robbie Urquhart as Senior Portfolio Manager, Australian Equities. Robbie will assume responsibility for managing all of Fisher Funds Australian equity portfolios including KiwiSaver, Managed Funds and the listed investment company Barramundi Limited. Robbie will be supported by senior analyst Terry Tolich and analyst Delano Gallagher.
Robbie Urquhart is excited to join Fisher Funds after 11 years at Trafalgar Copley, a long/short Australasian focused hedge fund, having started there at its inception in 2007. Most recently, Robbie has been the Portfolio Manager at Trafalgar Copley and prior to that was a Principal responsible for researching and analysing investment opportunities for the Fund.
Prior to his time at Trafalgar Copley Robbie was a research analyst at Copenhagen Capital, a pan-European long/short hedge fund based in London. His career started in New Zealand in the Investment Banking Division of First NZ Capital.
Robbie holds a Master of Business Studies in Finance (First Class Honours) from Massey University in New Zealand. Prior to this he completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Cum Laude) at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.
Fisher Funds Chief Investment Officer Frank Jasper says “We are excited to have an investment professional of Robbie’s calibre joining the Fisher Funds team. His research skills and business insights will make a real contribution to identifying high quality, growing companies that will generate strong returns for our Australian equity portfolios. We look forward to introducing him to our investors”.