Domestic Equity Team

Stuart Williams

Stuart Williams
Head of Equities

Stuart joined Nikko AM in August 2014 and has wide ranging experience in all aspects of the investment management industry developed over more than 18 years working for ANZ Investments and its predecessors. He has spent eight years performing detailed research and developing investment recommendations on listed companies in both New Zealand and Australia. The sectors he researched include transportation, healthcare, retirement, diversified financials, technology and online. Stuart has a strong track record in portfolio management of both benchmark relative and high conviction funds. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland and is a Chartered Accountant.

James Lindsay

James Lindsay
Senior Portfolio Manager

James joined Nikko AM in 1998 and has over two decades of investing in the Australasian sharemarkets and a number of years experience in sharebroking prior to becoming Australasian Equity Analyst at Royal & SunAlliance Asset Management in Wellington. He joined the Auckland-based team in 1999 as an Equity Analyst, before being promoted to the role of Domestic Equities Manager in May 2001 and to Senior Portfolio Manager in April 2012. He achieved Honours in his Masters of Commerce degree, completed the Diploma NZSE course and a Bachelor of Commerce. He is a member of the Institute of Finance Professionals (INFINZ) and sits on the Australasian Corporate Reporting Users' Forum (CRUF).

Michael Sherrock

Michael Sherrock, CFA
Portfolio Manager

Michael has responsibility for the Property Fund. In addition to the Property sector, Michael also covers Energy, Materials and Retirement and provides backup for quantitative analysis and the Telecommunications, IT and Media sectors. Since joining the workforce in 1997 Michael has held various roles within the finance industry including Schroders in the UK and ASB Group Investments in New Zealand before joining Nikko AM in 2006 as an Analyst in the domestic equity team. He is a CFA charter holder and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland.

Michael De Cesare

Michael De Cesare, CAIA
Research Analyst

Michael has responsibility for the Consumer Discretionary and Consumer Staples sectors. He covers Industrials and Property as secondary analyst and provides quantitative analysis. Michael’s past employers include ANZ Institutional Bank and Fortis Investments, London before joining Nikko AM in 2012. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and holds a First Class Honours degree in Industrial Economics from the University of Nottingham Business School, United Kingdom.