Damien, Adam, Megan and Julie have known each other and worked together across multiple roles in excess of 10 years, developing and distributing systematic approaches for the Australian Institutional Investment Market.
Collectively they have over 60 years of investment experience, working closely with clients to provide them with
customized investment solutions.
Adam Randall – CEO & Portfolio Manager
B.Eng. (Aero), Ph.D.
Adam is a portfolio manager and is responsible for all aspects of portfolio construction, investment research and continuous improvement. Adam is also responsible for the management of the business. Adam has a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and spent 6 years at Boeing in aerodynamics and flight simulation.
In 2006 Adam transitioned to equity investing at VFMC, quickly becoming Portfolio Manager. He researched & developed smart beta and quantitative strategies, managing Australian Large & Small Caps. After six years at VFMC Adam was approached to join Realindex as a Portfolio Manager, co-managing Australian Large & Small, Global and Emerging Markets. After 12 months Adam also became Head of Research. In 2014 Adam joined IFM Investors as an Investment Director to build out their global equities and smart beta capability. This included researching and managing an Australian Small Caps smart beta strategy and co-managing Global Index portfolios.
In late 2017 Adam established Blue Orbit Asset Management, where he was joined in early 2018 by Damien Green, Megan Talmage and Julie Andrews. Adam also serves as a founding board member of Blue Orbit Asset Management.
Megan Talmage – COO & Portfolio Manager
LLB, B.Comm., CFA
Megan is a portfolio manager, and is responsible for all operations, as well as trade execution and analysis, portfolio performance and attribution. She was previously an institutional equities trader (specialising in small and micro-cap Australian equities trading) at Paterson’s Securities, from 2009- 2013. In her role at IOOF QuantPlus, Megan managed Australian and Global (developed and emerging markets) factor-based strategies, together with an FX hedging overlay.
In 2014, Megan moved to IFM Investors to oversee the operational setup of the new Global Equities capability. She was the primary portfolio manager and trader for global optimised index tracking strategies, and managed portfolio construction in a strongly performing Australian Small Cap smart beta strategy.
Megan joined Blue Orbit Asset Management in early 2018 and serves as one of its founding members.
Julie Andrews – Director & Head of Institutional
Julie is responsible for all client and asset consultant engagement and business development. Julie was formerly a Director, Equities at IFM Investors from 2014- 2016. Previous roles include Head of Institutional Equities at Vanguard Australia (2013), and Director for FTSE (2007-2013), where she established and developed the business in AU/NZ. Prior to FTSE, she established the Asia Pacific business as a Director for Starmine, a global equity research analytics firm from 2003-2007.
More recently, Julie was named Chairperson of Youth and Family Connect and is Founding Board Member of Financial Executive Women. Julie also serves as a founding board member for Blue Orbit Asset Management.
Damien Green – Non-Executive Chairman
Damien is a founding board member and is responsible for governance and business strategy. He is also Head of Australia & Asia at Independent Franchise Partners. Previously Damien was Head of Asset Management at Morgan Stanley.
Liza Whitmore, Director
Liza is Chief Executive Officer of Costa Asset Management and has been leading CAM since 2011. Previously she held a senior management role with the Costa Group having begun working with the Costa Family in 2002. Her experience includes investment strategy, financial management, accounting and finance. Liza is a member of CPA Australia, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has a Graduate Certificate in Accounting. Lisa is also the Chair of goFARM Asset Management, the manager of ASX listed Vitalharvest (VTH).