Board & Manager

THE MANAGER

The primary role of the Manager is to:

  • Construct the initial portfolio of fixed income investments in accordance with the Prospectus of each fund;
  • Review information, research and analysis compiled by the Manager with respect to ongoing monitoring of the portfolios and make any required adjustments; and
  • Ensure the cash component of each portfolio is managed and is in appropriate accounts.

THE BOARD

The Board reviews information provided by the Manager regarding investment opportunities and selects the preferred set of investment opportunities. The Board of each fund meets at least quarterly to discuss such issues. The Manager is charged with executing the Board’s investment decisions.

The Board reviews information, research, and analysis complied by the Manager with respect to economic conditions, the capital markets and market opportunities and meets quarterly to discuss such issues. The Manager is charged with the responsibility of executing the Board’s investment decisions. The Board, in conjunction with the Manager, also ensures adherence to strict risk management protocols adopted in managing the portfolios.


tom klineTom Kline

BCom LLB (Hons) (ANU)
Chairman (AMYF4, AMYF5)

Tom Kline is the Chief Operating Officer of the Funds Management division of Dixon Advisory. He works closely with the Dixon Advisory Investment Committee and Corporate Finance teams to deliver investment opportunities for Dixon Advisory clients. He is a director of Fort Street Real Estate Capital and New Energy Solar Limited and responsible entity for Emerging Markets Masters Fund, Australian Property Opportunities Fund, New Energy Solar Fund and US Select Private Opportunities Fund I & II.

Before Dixon Advisory, Tom worked at UBS AG in Sydney. During his time at UBS, he was a member of the Infrastructure and Utilities team and advised on a wide range of public and private M&A and capital market transactions. Prior to joining UBS AG, Tom served in the Corporate Finance division at Deloitte. While at Deloitte, he worked in the Transaction Services, Business Modelling and Valuation Teams.

Tom has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (with honours) from Australian National University.


alex maclachlanAlex MacLachlan

BA (Cornell), MBA (Wharton)
Director (AMYF1, AMYF2, AMYF3, AMYF4, AMYF5)

Alex MacLachlan is currently Chairman of the responsible entity for Emerging Markets Masters Fund, Australian Property Opportunities Fund and US Select Private Opportunities Fund I & II, New Energy Solar Fund and Managing Director of Global Resource Masters Fund Limited and Australian Governance Masters Index Fund Limited. Alex also serves as a director of the Australian Masters Corporate Bond Fund Series, New Energy Solar Limited and Asian Masters Fund Limited and of the responsible entity for US Masters Residential Property Fund.

Before joining Dixon Advisory, Alex was an investment banker specialising in the natural resources sector, most recently serving as Head of Energy, Australasia, for UBS AG in Sydney and prior to that as an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston. During his career as an investment banker, Alex advised many of Australia’s and the world’s leading natural resources companies, working with over 30 companies on more than $100 billion in announced mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Before specialising in natural resources investment banking, Alex worked in the Japanese Government Bond derivatives markets in London, New York and Sydney.

Alex has a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


chris brownChris Brown

BChem Eng (Hons) (Sydney), BCom (Sydney)
Director (AMYF1, AMYF2, AMYF3, AMYF4, AMYF5)

Chris Brown is Managing Director and CEO, Dixon Advisory Australia. He is also a director of the Australian Masters Corporate Bond Fund Series and of the responsible entity for US Masters Residential Property Fund.

Prior to joining the Manager, Chris was an Executive Director at UBS AG in the Investment Banking Division in Sydney. Over his 8 years at UBS, he provided capital markets and mergers & acquisitions advice to many different public and private companies in Australia and overseas. Chris specialised in providing this advice to industrial, utility, infrastructure, property and financial companies.

Chris spent several years in the UBS Mergers & Acquisitions Group in New York working on transactions in chemicals, healthcare, consumer products, media, telecoms, technology, insurance and utilities. Prior to joining UBS, Chris also worked in the Investment Banking division of ABN AMRO where he focused on mergers & acquisitions along with capital markets advice to companies in the Australian property sector.

Before his career in investment banking, Chris worked for a Sydney based property funds management company and a chemical engineering and design company.

Chris has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with 1st class honours and a Bachelor of Commerce both from Sydney University.


daryl dixonDaryl Dixon

BA (Hons) (UQ), MA (Hons) (Cambridge)
Director (AMYF1, AMYF2, AMYF3)

Daryl is a graduate in economics of Cambridge and Queensland Universities and the founder of Dixon Advisory. He has extensive experience in the areas of taxation, retirement incomes and social welfare policy and he is known in Australia as a leading financial expert, particularly in the area of superannuation.

With special expertise in personal and self managed super fund strategies, Daryl also has extensive experience as a direct share investor in his own right.

Daryl is Executive Chairman of the responsible entity of US Masters Residential Property Fund and a director of the Australian Masters Corporate Bond Fund Series. Daryl has worked previously for the International Monetary Fund, the Federal Treasury, Department of Finance and the Social Welfare Policy Secretariat. Daryl was also a member of the Fraser Government’s Occupational Superannuation Task Force.

Daryl has worked previously for the International Monetary Fund, the Federal Treasury, Department of Finance and the Social Welfare Policy Secretariat. Daryl was also a member of the Fraser Government’s Occupational Superannuation Task Force.