"We are stock-pickers and regard ourselves as business owners rather than share market investors. We believe that there will always be companies that will do well, irrespective of the economic or market environment. We are constantly searching for such businesses."
Fisher Funds is a specialist New Zealand investment manager applying its unique stock selection approach with the objective of building portfolios of quality, growing investments. Fisher Funds was established in April 1998 and launched its first retail fund in August of the same year.
There is more than 200 years of combined investment experience in the 18 strong Fisher Funds investment team, led by Carmel Fisher in her role as Managing Director and Mark Brighouse as Chief Investment Officer. A team of sector Portfolio Managers and Analysts work closely together in applying Fisher Funds' successful investment approach in New Zealand, Australia and around the world.
Fisher Funds' investment process centres on in-depth business analysis and first-hand company research — "kicking the tyres" of companies by visiting management in factories, office or laboratories before investing. Investors will benefit from Fisher Funds' expertise in analysing companies, assessing management and selecting and constructing a portfolio of shares.
The quality of Fisher Funds' investment process has been proven through achieving superior returns to relevant market indices and industry peers in New Zealand. They have been acknowledged consistently over the years by the investment management industry and have been the proud recipient of a number of awards.
Senior Portfolio Manager
Manuel joined Fisher Funds in May 2012 and was initially responsible for researching and analysing international companies. Manuel was appointed Senior Portfolio Manager for Barramundi effective 1 April 2014. Prior to joining Fisher Funds, Manuel spent four years at Polo Capital in Brazil, managing Latin American and South African portfolios. Prior to moving into fund management Manuel worked at Deutsche Securities in Johannesburg where he was a highly rated analyst in both the Industrial Metals, and Paper and Forest Products sectors. Manuel is a CFA charterholder and a Chartered Accountant, having spent the early part of his career with KPMG in South Africa.
Senior Investment Analyst
Terry is predominantly responsible for researching Australian companies. Terry was a Senior Industrial Analyst with Goldman Sachs (NZ) J B Were for ten years prior to joining Fisher Funds in August 2006. In the 2006 INFINZ/National Business Review Industry Awards, Terry was the number one rated analyst in both the Retail and Building Materials sectors, and was a finalist in the Research Analyst of the Year Award. Terry is married with three boys and outside the office his passion would have to be hitting the waves on his surfboard.