Investment Management Team – Australian Equities
Shih Thin Wong, Joint CIO & Senior Portfolio Manager
B Econ MBA CFA
Shih Thin is the Joint CIO and Senior Portfolio Manager, responsible for the formulation of investment policy and process development, portfolio strategy and construction, and fundamental research. Shih Thin’s most recent experience includes Head of Investments at Xantias Financial Management, a boutique wealth management firm. Prior to this, he was Equity Fund Manager at AIG Investments/American International Group and was responsible for a broad range of sectors. Shih Thin was also Senior Research Analyst at Daiwa Securities and has also held senior analyst positions with RHB Research Institute and BZW. He has more than 20 years of investment experience.
Leanne Pan, Joint CIO & Senior Portfolio Manager
B Econ MBA CPA CFA
Leanne is the Joint CIO and Senior Portfolio Manager, responsible for the formulation of investment policy and process development, portfolio strategy and construction, and fundamental company research. She has over 25 years’ experience in the investment industry, with a successful track record. Prior to joining Prime Value in 2004, Leanne was Portfolio Manager for the Orica Superannuation Fund, responsible for the active management of the $400 million Australian equity portfolio. Previously she was Portfolio Manager for the Shell Australia Superannuation Fund and together with Han K Lee managed the successful and sizeable Australian equity component of this fund in the 1990s.
James Gunn, Senior Investment Analyst
B Com(Melb) F Fin
James Gunn is the Senior Investment Analyst, responsible for fundamental bottom-up research, including research report writing for assigned industries and companies, financial analysis and modelling of companies.
Previously, James was an Associate Director at Standard & Poors, where he was Sector Head for Australian Equities. Within this role, he provided managed fund ratings/reports for financial advisors, primarily within domestic and also global equities. He was also responsible for delivering Australian equity sector reviews (large-cap and small-cap), the development and maintenance of rating criteria, writing commentaries, participation in media interviews as well as podcasts and webcasts. Prior to S&P, James was a research analyst at Aviva and a financial analyst at Lincoln Indicators.
James holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) through The University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment and a Graduate Diploma Financial Planning. He is currently doing his Masters of Accounting (Monash University).
Sunny Yang, General Manager – Hospitality Assets & Investments
B Eng., M Com, CPA
Sunny has responsibilities within both Shakespeare Property Group and Prime Value.
He is responsible for hospitality asset acquisitions, feasibility study, hotel lease / management negotiations for the Shakespeare Property Group. Within Prime Value, Sunny contributes bottom-up company research and recommendations with a particular focus on Consumer Discretionary stocks.
Sunny has more than 20 years in senior finance roles in various consumers industry including CFO of Stella Group (which managed more than 288 hotels worldwide and 3,000 plus travel agency network).
Investment Management Team – Cash Plus
Matthew Lemke, Portfolio Manager – Cash Plus Fund
Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce, MBA Harvard (short course)
Matthew has over 15 years of experience working in portfolio management and over 30 years in global investment markets in London, New York, Singapore Hong Kong and Australia. He is the Portfolio Manager for the Prime Value Cash Plus Fund.
Matthew previously has worked for JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank. He has a law degree, and his experience working for a law firm in the area of securities, provides insights necessary to understand the legal aspects of securities in the Fund portfolio. Matthew was instrumental in setting the Fund up in 2014.
Investment Management Team – Australian Agriculture and Resources
James Everist, Portfolio Manager – Agriculture and Resources
B Bus (Trans)
James is one of Prime Value’s joint Portfolio Managers for Agriculture and Resources.
He is responsible for investment strategy, portfolio construction, analysis and research. James has 30 years experience in resources and financial markets across corporate treasury, investment banking and private wealth management. James is based in Bendigo and is a Non-Executive Director of Wingara Ag Ltd, an ASX listed hay exporter.
James has held Treasury positions with Normandy Mining and WMC Ltd and senior investment banking roles with Standard Chartered Bank (Mocatta) and Morgan Stanley (Singapore) specialising in commodities sales and trading. His most recent experience was as Chief Investment Officer of the Ottomin Investment Group, a Sydney based Family Office.
Elizabeth Blackhurst, Portfolio Manager – Agriculture and Resources
B Ec, MAppFin, MEL (Environmental Law)
Elizabeth is one of Prime Value’s joint Portfolio Managers for Agriculture and Resources.
She is responsible for investment strategy, portfolio construction, analysis and research. Elizabeth’s career has spanned 25 years in financial markets across banking, commodities, corporate advisory, private debt and private wealth portfolio management. She has worked both domestically and internationally and has held senior roles within the commodity divisions of the Commonwealth Bank, Mitsui, Bank of Nova Scotia and Dresdner.
Elizabeth brings extensive commodity risk management, analysis, structuring and advisory experience to the team as well as a strong focus on environmental and social responsibility. Elizabeth is based in Sydney.