Board & 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 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.
Warwick is currently a Director of the Responsible Entity for US Select Private Opportunities Fund I, II & III, Emerging Markets Masters Fund, Fort Street Real Estate Capital Fund I, II & III, Evans & Partners Global Disruption Fund, US Masters Residential Property Fund and New Energy Solar Fund. Warwick is also a Director of Australian Masters Yield Fund No 4 Limited and Australian Masters Yield Fund No 5 Limited.
Warwick is Head of Finance at Walsh & Company. Before joining Walsh & Company, Warwick worked in chartered accounting firms specialising in turnaround and restructuring. Warwick started his career with KPMG, working in their Canberra, Sydney and London offices – and has undertaken a range of complex restructuring and insolvency engagements across Europe, UK and Australia, for a range of Australian, UK, European and USA banks.
Warwick has worked with companies and lenders to develop and implement strategic business options, provide advice in relation to continuous disclosure requirements, develop cash forecasting training for national firms, and lectured on cash management. Among his former roles, Warwick worked on the initial stages of the HIH insolvency – as part of the key management group tasked with the wind-down of the global estate.
Warwick has a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Commerce from Australian National University and is a Chartered Accountant.
BA (Cornell), MBA (Wharton)
Director (AMYF1, AMYF2, AMYF3, AMYF4, AMYF5)
Alex MacLachlan is currently Chairman of the responsible entity for US Masters Residential Property Fund, Emerging Markets Masters Fund, Fort Street Real Estate Capital Fund I, II & III, US Select Private Opportunities Fund I, II & III, Evans & Partners Global Disruption Fund, New Energy Solar Fund. Alex also serves as chairman of the Australian Masters Yield Fund Series and as a director of New Energy Solar Limited and Asian Masters Fund Limited.
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.
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.