Board of Directors

Andrew Champion Chairman

Andrew Champion Chairman

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Andrew has 20 years’ experience in corporate finance and has previously been responsible for private equity and alternative assets coverage for two leading investment banks in London and Sydney. He also has extensive experience in leading M&A and debt and equity funding for SME’s in Australia.

Andrew joined Blue Sky in January 2013 and runs Blue Sky’s Sydney office.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws and has been a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand since 1994.

Michael Cottier Non Executive Director

Michael Cottier Non Executive Director

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Michael has more than 20 years in senior leadership positions, and extensive Board experience in the superannuation and funds management industry, with a focus on audit and risk management and investment process. Michael has served in the past as CFO of QIC Limited, one of Australia’s leading investment managers, and CFO of QSuper Group, one of Australia’s leading superannuation funds with more than 550,000 members and over $65 billion in funds under management. Michael currently serves as an independent non-executive Director and Chairman of the Board Audit Risk and Compliance Committee of BT Super, part of the BT Financial Group, and is a non-executive Director of a number of other prominent for-profit and not-for-profit Boards.

Paul Masi Non Executive Director

Paul Masi Non Executive Director

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Paul has over 30 years of experience in financial services and investment banking. He was appointed to the board of Shaw Stockbroking in July 2012 as an independent non executive director. Prior to that appointment, Paul was chief executive officer of Austock Group Ltd and also held various positions at Merrill Lynch including head of Australian sales, head of equities and equity trading and chief executive officer. Paul holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University and has completed the AGSM Accelerated Management Program. Paul is a non-executive director of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and the Girls and Boys Brigade.

Laz Siapantas Executive Director

Laz Siapantas Executive Director

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Laz is the Co-Head of Distribution based in Melbourne. Laz joined Blue Sky in December 2013, establishing the Melbourne office and since that time he has been responsible for building Blue Sky’s presence across the Victorian and South Australian markets. With more than 12 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Laz’s main focus has been on distribution and capital raising for domestic and international asset managers spread across alternative investments, equities, currencies and bonds.

Laz has extensive experience in dealing with boutique and private wealth businesses, multi-managers, private banks, foreign investment banks, high net worth and family office investors. Prior to his involvement in funds management, Laz held compliance, investment committee and investment advisory roles for a privately owned Australian investment business.

Peter Wade Non Executive Director

Peter Wade Non Executive Director

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Peter has nearly 30 years’ experience in senior positions within the wealth management and financial services industries. Peter is currently a Member of ASIC’s Financial Services and Credit Panel whilst sharing his time across other advisory roles and non-executive board positions in the private and not-for-profit sectors.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Economics & Politics from Monash University, and has completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University.

Alternatives Fund Information

Alternatives Fund Monthly NTA Reports
You can view all the Alternatives Fund monthly NTA reports here.

ASX Announcements
You can view the latest Alternatives Fund ASX announcements here.

Annual Reports
You can view all Alternatives Fund Annual Reports here.

The Blue Sky Alternatives Access Fund (ASX:BAF) currently intends to pay dividends to shareholders twice yearly. The interim dividend represents a portion of the Alternatives Fund’s annual dividend target, being at least 4.0% of closing post-tax NTA for each financial year, franked to the highest extent possible, provided the Company has sufficient profit and cash flow to do so.

Period End Cents per Share Record Date Date Payable Franking Level Type
31 December 2017 1 02/03/2018 27/03/2018 100% Interim
30 June 2017 4 28/08/2017 18/09/2017 100% Final
31 Dec 2016 1 2/03/2017 21/03/2017 100% Interim
30 June 2016 5 2/09/2016 23/09/2016 100% Final
30 June 2015 3 22/10/2015 6/11/2015 100% Final

Pre-tax net tangible assets - since inception

 

*Fully franked

Alternatives Fund Corporate Governance

The Alternatives Fund recognises the importance of, and is committed to, achieving high corporate governance standards. We believe there is an unambiguous and positive relationship between the creation and delivery of long-term shareholder value and high-quality corporate governance. Our comprehensive Corporate Governance and Risk Management policies and procedures are available here to download.

ASX:BAF Shareholder Enquiries

Please contact Link Market Services for all enquiries about your shareholding in the Alternatives Fund.

Phone: + 61 1300 554 474 (8:30am to 7:30pm Monday to Friday)
Email: registrars@linkmarketservices.com.au
Postal Address: Locked Bag A14, Sydney South NSW 1235

 

 

Blue Sky General Enquiries:
Brisbane Office / Head Office
Phone: +61 7 3270 7500
Email: investorservices@blueskyfunds.com.au

Financial Calendar
29 November 2018 – Annual General Meeting, Sydney