Chief Investment Officer
Stephen has twenty five years’ experience as an investment professional with leading investment management groups in the United States, Asia and Australia.
Immediately prior to co-founding First Degree in 2011, Stephen was the Head of Global Fixed Income Product – Asia Pacific at JPMorgan Asset Management, and had investment responsibility for the firm’s mandates from Central Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds and some of the largest Institutions in the Asia Pacific Region.
Prior to that role, Stephen held roles with J.P Morgan Investment Management in New York and Australia, including those of Australian Head of Capital Markets Research and Asia Pacific Regional Head of Capital Markets Research.
Stephen’s specialist areas of expertise include the quantitative analysis of fixed income, equity and derivative securities and asset allocation techniques. He has advised some of the leading Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds on reserves management practices and his research has been widely published.
Stephen holds a Master of Science (Finance) an a PhD (Finance) from the WE Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester, New York, and a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney.
Stephen is also a Non-Executive Director of Avation Plc, a commercial aircraft leasing company listed on the Main Board of the London Stock Exchange.