Stephen leads the Australian Fixed Income Team, based in Sydney, in managing our portfolio of Australian Fixed Income clients. The team is responsible for contributing to the global platform with explicit responsibility for alpha sources through a balanced risk approach to portfolio construction. Stephen and his team also have responsibility for Australian Core, Inflation-Linked, and Passive/ALM Fixed Income portfolios. Stephen has been leading the team in this capacity since June 2016. Stephen joined the company in February 2013 as a Senior Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining the company, Stephen was Director, Investment Solutions at ING Investment Management for nearly 10 years; responsible for the management of indexed, quantitative and traditional active portfolios across fixed interest and structured credit. Prior to ING Investment Management, Stephen was employed at the Reserve Bank of Australia, Credit Suisse, ANZ Investments and Commonwealth Treasury where he was an Economist/Strategist.Stephen graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours) from the University of Tasmania and has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets. Stephen is supported in his role by 4 experienced portfolio managers with an average of over 15 years of industry experience.
Darja Milosevic is a Portfolio Manager with responsibilities for portfolio construction and management of fixed interest funds. Prior to joining the company in January 2007, Darja spent seven years at the Reserve Bank of Australia (Financial Markets Group). Darja holds a Bachelor of Mathematics and Finance (Hons) from the University of Technology, Sydney and also a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, Sydney.
John joined the company in August 2015 as a Senior Portfolio Dealer working in the Fixed Income and Credit team. In John’s current role as a Portfolio Manager, he continues to utilise his diverse fixed income experience for the company. Prior to this, John has spent the last 18 years working in top tier global financial companies in London, New York and now Sydney. With initial experience in fixed income treasury roles at RBS and SwissRe, his focus for the past 10 years has been in fixed income derivatives. First as a portfolio manager for Lloyds Plc and more recently as an Executive Director for Nomura he has built extensive experience in all forms of global fixed income. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Connecticut (USA).
Alex joined the Australian Fixed Income Team as a Portfolio Analyst in January 2019. In his current role of Portfolio Manager, he is primarily responsible for supporting the Fixed Income and Currency Dealing Team’s daily portfolio modelling and trading processes. He is also involved in daily, weekly and monthly portfolio reporting processes and produces materials for portfolio construction and fair value meetings. Prior to joining the company, Alex was an Investment Analyst at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for nearly 4 years, responsible for supporting senior members of the team in the ongoing portfolio management of multi-asset portfolios. Alex holds a Bachelor of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and is a CFA Charterholder.
Adrian is a Portfolio Manager in the Australian Fixed Income team for First Sentier Investors. This role allows him to use his deep understanding of fixed income markets and macro expertise to directly impact portfolio outcomes, and is responsible for contributing active views on Australian and US Breakeven Inflation (BEIs), Australian Semi-Government Securities and Supranational and Sovereign Agencies (SSAs), as well as US Yield Curves.Adrian joined First Sentier Investors in February 2015 as a Portfolio Dealer before being appointed as a Senior Portfolio Dealer in July 2015 where he was responsible for the efficient execution of Australian and global bonds and credit products, futures, interest rate and currency swaps and foreign exchange that are required to implement the firm’s investment mandates and strategies.
Adrian has extensive experience in financial markets covering 30 years in various roles. Prior to joining First Sentier, Adrian had worked in domestic and international investment banks that include Westpac, Credit Suisse, Citibank and JP Morgan, where he covered domestic active and passive real money fund managers, Semi Government authorities, bank treasuries, proprietary traders and hedge funds. Over that period his job description has been shared between Fixed Income Sales (specialising in relative value aspects of liquid Government bond markets, asset-backed and credit products, inflation-linked securities and derivatives) and Bond Trading (as a price-maker and portfolio manager of Government and Semi-government bonds, and CPI-linked Government and Semi Government bonds).
Adrian holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Economics from the University of Wollongong and is AFMA Accredited. Adrian is currently on the AFMA Debt Market and Inflation Committees.
Ross is a Portfolio Manager in the Australian Fixed Income team. Ross joined First Sentier Investors in August 2021 as a Rates & Currency Strategist in the Asia Fixed Income Team, before moving to his current role in April 2022. Ross generates investment strategies for Fixed Income portfolios, and specialises in developed markets.
Previously, Ross spent 9 years as an Investment Director and Fund Manager on the Macro Rates desk at Aberdeen Standard Investments. He managed a total of £8bn across Global, European and UK Sovereign Bond mandates, for a mixture of institutional and retail clients.
Ross graduated from the University of Glasgow with a 1st Class MA (Hons) in Economics. Ross won the Adam Smith Dissertation Prize for his submission on LIBOR interest rate swap discounting, and is a CFA Charterholder.
Anthony joined the company in August 2022 where he was part of the the Fixed Income team, where he developed proprietary relative value models and enhanced asset allocation processes. Anthony became a member of the Multi-Asset team in June 2023, bringing five years of expertise in portfolio optimisation, and the research and development of quantitative tools. He is focused on research, modelling and portfolio management activities. Prior to First Sentier Investors, Anthony worked in the Markets and Quantitative Research team within Macquarie Asset Management. He is a CFA Charterholder, and holds a Bachelor of Mathematics and Finance from the University of Technology, Sydney.