Wilson Asset Management

Listed

June 2014

ASX Code

WMA

 

 

31 March 2021

Gross assets
$215.1m
Share price
$0.990
Pre-tax net tangible assets
$1.11

WAM Alternative Assets Limited

WAM Alternative Assets became Wilson Asset Management’s seventh listed investment company in October 2020. WAM Alternative Assets provides retail investors with exposure to a portfolio of real assets, private equity, real estate, and aims to expand into new asset classes such as private debt and infrastructure. The Company’s investment objectives are to consistently deliver absolute returns through a combination of dividend yield and capital growth, while providing diversification benefits.

Board of Directors

Michael Cottier

Chairman

Michael has over 28 years’ experience in financial services roles and is currently an independent non-executive director of three non-listed entities, two of which are in senior financial services roles. Between 2009 and 2014 Michael served as Chief Financial Officer of QSuper Group, where he was responsible for group-wide finance and governance functions. Prior to joining QSuper, Michael spent seven years as CFO of QIC Limited, where he was responsible for group-side finance and governance functions together with corporate advisory and humans resources services.

Geoff Wilson AO

Director

Geoff has over 40 years’ direct experience in investment markets having held a variety of senior investment roles in Australia, the UK and the US. Geoff founded Wilson Asset Management in 1997. Geoff created Australia’s first listed philanthropic wealth creation vehicles, Future Generation Investment Company Limited and Future Generation Global Investment Company Limited. Geoff is Chairman of WAM Capital, WAM Leaders, WAM Global, WAM Research, WAM Active and WAM Microcap. Geoff holds a number of additional directorships with investment companies and non-profit organisations.

Adrian Siew

Director

Adrian has almost 25 years’ experience in investment markets, specialising in private equity and alternative asset classes. He started his career with Goldman Sachs European investment banking advisory team in London before moving to Hong Kong and Singapore. He also spent 11 years with The Carlyle Group as part of their private equity buy-out investment team in Sydney and Singapore.

John Baillie

Independent Non-Executive Director

John has over 25 years’ experience in financial services, including wealth management, corporate advisory, investor relations and private equity capital raisings. John was a Senior Investment Advisor with Shaw and Partners (formally Shaw Stockbroking) for 22 years, with an emphasis on portfolio management, trading and private equity capital raisings. In 2015 John established JB & Partners Corporate Advisory that specialises in strategic advice and succession planning for private companies; particularly family businesses. John has advised in a diverse range of industries, including financial services (particularly AFSL issues), FMCG companies, eCommerce and the funeral industry. John is currently Chairman of Seneca Financial Solutions and non–‐ executive director of a number of private companies. He is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Graduate Diploma (Securities) from the Securities Institute of Australia.

Kym Evans

Independent Non-Executive Director

Kym has over 30 years’ experience in legal risk and general management roles. Kym was a private practice lawyer for 10 years including 7 years with Allens. He had a further 10 years’ experience as in-house counsel with HBOS Australia, Nortel Networks, Arnott’s Biscuits and Flexirent Capital. Kym also performed management roles at BankWest (Head of Customer Projects Commercial and Business Division), Nortel Networks Australia (General Manager-Business Operations) and Flexirent Capital (General Manager Corporate Services). More recently he held a role as a senior consultant at Control Risk looking after account management and business development for Control Risks’ three practice areas of political risk consulting, integrity risk consulting and security risk consulting. Kym holds a bachelor of laws and also completed the New York Bar Exam and the Harvard Business School General Management Program.

Jesse Hamilton

Company Secretary

Jesse is Chief Financial Officer at Wilson Asset Management and has over 10 years’ experience working in advisory and assurance services, specialising in funds management. As the Chief Financial Officer of Wilson Asset Management, Jesse oversees the finance, accounting and company secretary responsibilities for WAM Capital Limited, WAM Leaders Limited, WAM Global Limited, WAM Microcap Limited, WAM Alternative Assets Limited, WAM Research Limited and WAM Active Limited, in addition to Future Generation Australia and Future Generation Global. Prior to joining Wilson Asset Management, Jesse worked as Chief Financial Officer of an ASX listed company. Jesse previously worked as an advisor specialising in assurance services, valuations, mergers and acquisitions, financial due diligence and capital raising activities for listed investment companies. Jesse was appointed Company Secretary of WAM Alternative Assets Limited in October 2020.

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