APSEC Funds Management was established in 2011 and is a Sydney based equity fund manager, with client relationship offices also based in Melbourne. We are focused on strong investment performance across all market cycles through our flagship product, the Atlantic Pacific Australian Equity Fund (APAEF).
The APAEF is an Australian owned long/short (hedge) fund which typically buys or short sells Australian listed securities and ASX200 futures contracts, offering downside protection, while still providing strong upside returns.
Risk management is an essential part of our DNA. We are not prepared to accept large drawdowns in the funds entrusted to us by our investors, the reality faced by most long-only fund managers during market downturns.
These active hedging and trading strategies helped protect and grow investor capital during the COVID-19 led market crash, and have powered the Fund’s long-term stable returns.
Meet the team
BEc (Hons) Macquarie University
Nicolas is an experienced fund manager and has been involved in analysing companies and managing portfolios within financial markets for over 20 years. This experience has included managing multi-billion dollar portfolios with leading global financial institutions as well as numerous hedge funds investing in Australia and global markets. Nicolas is the creator of the Halo Technologies investment research platform. Nicolas is accustomed to utilising numerous strategies including ‘Long-only’ Australian equities, Market neutral, Quant and ‘Long/Short’ Asia, where he lead a team that preserved capital for investors during the GFC.
BA (Hons) Law & Economics Queen Mary U. of London; CFA qualified.
George is an experienced fund manager and financial analyst with an extensive portfolio of financial services skills. Previous experience includes senior positions providing banks and hedge funds with actionable intelligence and analysis. Prior to this, George managed a team of Research Analysts within a hedge fund research product in London. The experience also entailed corporate finance advisory, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and analysis within the North American, European and Asian markets.
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Actuarial Science, University of Melbourne
Michael is a financial analyst with over 12 years of experience in the financial services sector, ranging from boutique firms such as Lincoln Indicators, to industry majors National Australia Bank and Gen Re. Prior to this Michael served in the Armed Forces of Singapore, where he achieved the rank of 3rd Sergeant.
Michael joined APSEC in November 2021 to add extra quantitative rigour to the investment team and support further product enhancements for the Fund.
Bachelor of Applied Finance (BAppFin), Macquarie University.
Reece is an equity analyst with over 3 years of small cap research experience in financial markets, who focusses on fundamental analysis for the Fund through a top-down approach to equities.
Reece is a keen sportsman playing football and enjoying snowboarding through winter months, or internationally when travelling.
Senior BDM and Client Relationship Manager
BEc (Hons) La Trobe University; Post Grad Diploma Finance & Investment
Habib has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and joined APSEC Funds Management in June 2019 to develop and grow Funds Under Management (FUM) through assisting clients including High Net Worth Investors, SMSF Trustees and Independent Financial advisers achieve their financial objectives. Prior to APSEC, Habib worked as a Senior Business Development Manager at Lincoln Managed Investments for 7 years, helping funds under management grow from approximately $100 mil to $570 mil.
BDM and Client Relationship Manager
Post-Grad certificate, Applied Finance, Macquarie University
Felix has over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry and joined APSEC Funds Management in May 2019 to develop and grow funds under management (FUM) through assisting High Net Worth Investors, SMSF Trustees and Independent Financial advisers achieve their financial objectives. Prior to APSEC, Felix worked as a Business Development Manager at Lincoln Managed Investments. During his time at Lincoln, funds under management grew from approximately $200 mil to $560 mil.
APSEC Funds Management is a subsidiary of Amalgamated Australian Investment Group (AAIG), a leading group of financial services companies which include HALO Technologies, Australian Investment and Insurance Group (AIIG), Ascot Securities, ASR Wealth Advisers and the Australian Stock Report.