Senior Portfolio Manager
Sharon joined Duxton in March 2017 as a Senior Portfolio Manager and Director. She is currently the Lead Portfolio Manager of the Vietnam Phoenix Fund.
As of June 2021, Sharon has more than 16 years of fund management and equity research experience across multiple markets, and more than 10 years of experience investing in the Vietnamese market.
In 2021, with Sharon as Lead Portfolio Manager, the Vietnam Phoenix Class A (Listed Equity) Fund was awarded a Top Performer award in the “Asia Pacific - Best Smaller Fund - Emerging Markets” category in the Investors Choice Awards hosted by Allocator.
From 2018 to 2020, Sharon led the successful exit of US$150m worth of private equity and illiquid investments in Vietnam for the Vietnam Phoenix Class C (Private Equity) Fund.
Prior to Duxton, Sharon was with Deutsche Asset Management, which she joined in 2014 as part of the Asia Institutional Equities Team. She was Deputy Portfolio Manager and Equity Analyst for a sovereign wealth fund mandate, which had assets under management in excess of US$800 million.
From 2011 to 2014, she was with Fundamental Capital Advisors with responsibility for managing the long equity book of an Asia-Pacific hedge fund. From 2007 to 2011, she was an Equity Analyst with Novatera Capital, which managed the Hidden Jewel Fund that specialized in the investment of small-mid cap equities in Asia-Pacific. The Hidden Jewel Fund was awarded “Best Small and Mid Cap Fund” in the AsiaHedge Awards by HedgeFund Intelligence in both 2007 and 2010.
Her finance career began at UBS Investment Bank in London where she worked on various corporate finance transactions across UK and Europe, and subsequently at Deutsche Bank in Singapore as a corporate finance analyst, working with Southeast Asian clients.
Sharon graduated with a Masters degree in Risk Management, and a Bachelors degree in Economics (First Class Honors) from the London School of Economics.
Vu Thu Ha
Deputy Portfolio Manager / Equity Analyst
Ha joined Duxton in January 2019 and is currently the Deputy Portfolio Manager and Equity Analyst for the Vietnam Phoenix Fund.
Ha has 7 years of listed equity experience. Prior to Duxton, Ha was with Ho Chi Minh City Securities – HSC based in Vietnam, where she covered the Power, Transportation, Logistic and Textile sectors from 2016 to 2018 as a sell-side research equity analyst. Prior to this, she worked with BIDV Securities Corporation – BSC, where she held equity research responsibilities for the Oil & Gas, Transportation, Utility, Chemical, Automobiles and Financial sectors in Vietnam.
Educational Qualifications: Ha graduated with a Master’s degree in Financial Analysis from Latrobe University Australia, and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking from Vietnam’s Banking Academy.
Equity Trader / Equity Analyst
Patrick joined Duxton in September 2019 and is currently an Equity Trader and Equity Analyst for the Vietnam Phoenix Fund.
Patrick initially joined the Duxton Water Ltd team as an analyst, working on a wide range of tasks. These tasks included researching and analysing potential investments, producing financial models, engaging with the ACCC during their Murray-Darling Basin Water Markets Inquiry, and communicating with shareholders. Prior to joining Duxton, Patrick worked as a financial analyst for a leading investor relations advisory firm, working with firms varying in market cap size, industry, and market-place recognition.
Educational Qualifications: Patrick completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mechanical) with a Bachelor of Finance from the University of Adelaide and was awarded the Certificate of Excellence for Principles of Macroeconomics from the University.
Stephen is currently the CEO (Australia) of the Investment Manager. Stephen has over 26 years’ experience in investment management and joined the Duxton Group in May 2009.
Prior to this, Stephen was the COO and Director for both the Complex Assets Investments Team and the Singapore operation of Deutsche Asset Management Asia. Prior to this, Stephen worked with Deutsche in Australia where he was a member of the Australian Executive Committee responsible for the management of the Australian business, with assets under management of approximately A$20 billion, and a member of the Private Equity Investment Committee overseeing the management of over $2.5 billion in Private Equity and Infrastructure assets.
Stephen has had exposure to a broad range of financial products and services during his career. He has been involved in direct property development and management, the listing and administration of REITS, as well as the operation and investment of more traditional asset portfolios.
Stephen is currently a Director and Investment Committee member of a number of investment funds managed by the Duxton Group as well as holding board positions on a number of direct agricultural businesses in Australia.
Educational Qualifications: Stephen holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting Finance and Systems with merit from the University of NSW Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Stephen is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Certified Practicing Accountant.
Middle Office/Finance Officer
Carolyn joined Duxton in March 2020 and has over 25 years’ experience in Investment Banking and Accounting.
Carolyn has worked in the London Financial Markets as a Portfolio Administrator/Dealers Assistant and latterly has experience in the Co-operative Intelligent Transport Industry. She has a broad range of exposure to portfolio valuations, accounts payable, receivable, payroll, reconciliations, systems development, sales, and project administration.
She also previously ran her own successful Property Development and Financial Administration businesses, servicing a range of clients from the Mining, Residential Development, Building, and Not-for-Profit Sectors.