Meet the team

Neil Margolis

Neil Margolis – Lead Portfolio Manager

Neil Margolis founded Merlon Capital Partners in May 2010. Prior to Merlon, Neil was Portfolio Manager of Challenger Limited's Australian Share Income Fund, having established the strategy in 2005. Neil joined Challenger in 2004 as a Senior Industrials Analyst from Alliance Capital Management where he held the position of Senior Equities Analyst. Neil was with Alliance for three years, and prior to that worked for JP Morgan Investment Bank.

Neil holds a B.BusSc (Hons), CA and CFA.

Hamish Carlisle

Hamish Carlisle – Analyst/Portfolio Manager

Hamish joined Merlon Capital Partners as a Principal in July 2010. Hamish was previously Head of Research, Asia Pacific Equities at AMP Capital Investors. Prior to AMP, Hamish was a Senior Director and Head of Australian Banks Research at Merrill Lynch Equities. He has also held positions at Burdett, Buckeridge, Young and National Australia Bank. Hamish holds a MBA with honours from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Hamish holds a B.Comm (Hons) and an MBA (Hons).

Ben Goodwin

Ben Goodwin – Analyst/Portfolio Manager

Ben joined Merlon Capital Partners as a Principal upon its inception in May 2010. Prior to joining Merlon, Ben was Head of Research and Information at Challenger Limited, managing the risk and quantitative research processes across all portfolios, as well as conducting tailored fundamental research, macro and commodity based research. Ben has held similar roles at First State Investments (UK), Colonial First State (Australia), and BT Funds Management.

Ben holds a B.Ec (Hons).

Adrian Lemme

Adrian Lemme – Analyst/Portfolio Manager

Adrian joined Merlon Capital Partners as a Principal in May 2012 from AMP Capital where he was a Portfolio Manager/Analyst, responsible for investments in retail, food and beverage, transport and chemical sectors. Having commenced his career with Commonwealth Bank in 2003, Adrian was the lead transport analyst with CBA Equities Research prior to joining AMP Capital in 2010.

Adrian holds a BMathFin (Hons) and CFA.

Joey Mui

Joey Mui – Analyst/Portfolio Manager

Joey Mui joined Merlon Capital Partners as an Portfolio Manager/Analyst in April 2016. Prior to Merlon, Joey was a Portfolio Analyst for AMP Capital Multi-Strategy equity funds responsible for investments in the real estate sector in Australian and Asian equities. He also completed internships in the Equity Research teams at JP Morgan and Nomura.

Joey holds a B.Comm (Distinction) and is a Level III Candidate for the CFA Program

Andrew Fraser

Andrew Fraser – Trading

Andrew joined Merlon Capital Partners as a Principal upon its establishment in May 2010 and holds the role of Risk Management / Trade Execution. Prior to joining Merlon, Andrew was the Senior Dealer for Challenger Limited's Australian equities team. Andrew originally joined Challenger in the middle office, responsible for unit pricing and accounting, before moving into the equities team in 2002 as a dealer.

Andrew holds a B.Comm.

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