"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
Murray is responsible for managing our New Zealand portfolio. Murray draws on over 30 years industry experience, and his career, prior to Fisher Funds, was predominantly in share broking, most recently with First NZ Capital where he was Director of Research. Outside of the office Murray loves yachting so you will regularly find him out on the water. He is married with two children.
Senior Investment Analyst
Zoie joined Fisher Funds in June 2012. Zoie assists Murray with researching and analysing New Zealand companies and also manages the Fisher Funds Property & Infrastructure portfolio. Zoie has 10 years analytical experience in New Zealand having worked as a Senior Investment Analyst at Auckland Regional Holdings, an Analyst at ABN AMRO and an Actuarial Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is also a CFA Charterholder. Zoie loves the outdoors and is an avid skier. Zoie is currently on maternity leave.
Senior Investment Analyst
Ashley joined Fisher Funds in May 2013 as a Senior Investment Analyst working on the International team, and more recently on the New Zealand portfolio. Ashley spent four years with ABN AMRO in New Zealand before moving to the United Kingdom where he spent a further six years with the firm. Ashley's investment banking experience spans a range of sectors including media, industrials, energy, consumer and utilities. Ashley is married with two young children.