ABOUT

FUNDHOST

At the heart of our approach is a belief in partnership. We take time to understand your business and help you achieve your goals.

We understand what it takes to build, operate and distribute a successful fund. We know the issues you need to consider. We will bring ideas to the table and challenge your thinking to ensure your fund is positioned for success. Some of the benefits of working with Fundhost include:

  • FOCUS

    We take care of your compliance and administration so you can focus on investment management.

    SAVINGS

    We bring your product to market faster and maintain your fund more efficiently, saving you time and money.

  • PRODUCT DESIGN

    We help ensure your fund meets the needs of investors and is supported by a suitable sales strategy for wholesale and retail markets.

    COMMITMENT

    We are committed to a limited number of carefully chosen managers, ensuring high-quality service for all our clients.

We are not looking for equity in your business, nor do we have our own funds management operations. This allows us to concentrate on helping you grow without conflicts of interest.

Our

TEAM

Anne Ridgway

Director, Joint Chief Executive Officer

Anne’s key responsibilities include overall business strategy and execution, developing business processes, communication and staffing. Anne has 20 years experience in financial services in banking, funds management, superannuation and capital markets including 3 years at Mallesons Stephen Jaques and 3 years at Bankers Trust Australia Limited. Anne has also run a successful consulting business with a focus on development of new markets, new products and new business paradigms in financial services. Typical projects involve taking financial services businesses into new areas for the first time. Being well versed in the technical issues for a number of areas of financial services is an asset, given the recent spate of regulatory and tax changes. Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws University of Sydney and holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

Anne Ridgway

Director, Joint Chief Executive Officer

Anne’s key responsibilities include overall business strategy and execution, developing business processes, communication and staffing. Anne has 20 years experience in financial services in banking, funds management, superannuation and capital markets including 3 years at Mallesons Stephen Jaques and 3 years at Bankers Trust Australia Limited. Anne has also run a successful consulting business with a focus on development of new markets, new products and new business paradigms in financial services. Typical projects involve taking financial services businesses into new areas for the first time. Being well versed in the technical issues for a number of areas of financial services is an asset, given the recent spate of regulatory and tax changes. Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws University of Sydney and holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

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Drew Wilson

Joint Chief Executive Officer

A former Boutique Fund Manager, Drew joined Fundhost as Head of Sales in 2011 and was appointed Joint-CEO in 2015. Drew co-Founded Atom Funds Management, a small cap manager. Fundhost was  the Responsible Entity  of the fund.  After selling the business to Sanlam Limited in 2011, the fund was renamed the 8IP Australian Small Companies Fund. Drew oversaw sales, marketing and operations for Atom.  This puts Drew in the enviable position of being able to be his own best reference! Coming from Canada in 2000, Drew was the MD of TD Asset Management’s eCommerce division. Drew developed Canada’s first online fund trading platform as well building the award winning TD eFunds family of funds – Canada’s first internet only class of mutual fund Drew holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with duel concentrations in Finance and Marketing from Bishop’s University, Quebec Canada. Besides funds management and electronic distribution, he’s an avid sailor, passionate motorcyclist and really really bad at golf.

Drew Wilson

Joint Chief Executive Officer

A former Boutique Fund Manager, Drew joined Fundhost as Head of Sales in 2011 and was appointed Joint-CEO in 2015. Drew co-Founded Atom Funds Management, a small cap manager. Fundhost was  the Responsible Entity  of the fund.  After selling the business to Sanlam Limited in 2011, the fund was renamed the 8IP Australian Small Companies Fund. Drew oversaw sales, marketing and operations for Atom.  This puts Drew in the enviable position of being able to be his own best reference! Coming from Canada in 2000, Drew was the MD of TD Asset Management’s eCommerce division. Drew developed Canada’s first online fund trading platform as well building the award winning TD eFunds family of funds – Canada’s first internet only class of mutual fund Drew holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with duel concentrations in Finance and Marketing from Bishop’s University, Quebec Canada. Besides funds management and electronic distribution, he’s an avid sailor, passionate motorcyclist and really really bad at golf.

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Eric Chu

Chief Operating Officer

Eric joined Fundhost as Chief Operating Officer in 2017. Prior to joining Fundhost, Eric was a Manager at Link Fund Solutions and Customhouse Fund Services. Eric is highly experienced in unit registry, fund accounting, investment operations, tax and financial reporting. He has deep understandings about the financial services industry including recent regulatory and tax changes. Eric holds a Master of Accounting from Macquarie University. He is a member of CPA Australia.

Eric Chu

Chief Operating Officer

Eric joined Fundhost as Chief Operating Officer in 2017. Prior to joining Fundhost, Eric was a Manager at Link Fund Solutions and Customhouse Fund Services. Eric is highly experienced in unit registry, fund accounting, investment operations, tax and financial reporting. He has deep understandings about the financial services industry including recent regulatory and tax changes. Eric holds a Master of Accounting from Macquarie University. He is a member of CPA Australia.

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Kim Vu

Manager

Kim joined Fundhost in 2010. Her role includes fund accounting, unit pricing and performance calculation, attending to investor enquiries, processing applications and redemptions and investor requests, as well as preparing fund reporting. Kim holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from the University of Western Sydney and has completed an Advanced Diploma of Accounting.

Kim Vu

Manager

Kim joined Fundhost in 2010. Her role includes fund accounting, unit pricing and performance calculation, attending to investor enquiries, processing applications and redemptions and investor requests, as well as preparing fund reporting. Kim holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from the University of Western Sydney and has completed an Advanced Diploma of Accounting.

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Chloe Thi

Senior Fund Administrator

Chloe joined Fundhost in November 2013. Her role includes unit pricing, unit registry-including processing application, redemptions and attending to investor enquiries. Chloe completed a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting from the University of Western Sydney.

Chloe Thi

Senior Fund Administrator

Chloe joined Fundhost in November 2013. Her role includes unit pricing, unit registry-including processing application, redemptions and attending to investor enquiries. Chloe completed a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting from the University of Western Sydney.

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Alison Nash

Senior Fund Administrator

Alison joined Fundhost in December 2016. Her role includes unit registry – including processing application, redemptions and attending to investor enquiries. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from University of Wollongong.

Alison Nash

Senior Fund Administrator

Alison joined Fundhost in December 2016. Her role includes unit registry – including processing application, redemptions and attending to investor enquiries. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from University of Wollongong.

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John Mahon

Senior Fund Accountant

John joined Fundhost in December 2019. His role includes fund accounting, unit pricing and performance calculation, attending to investor enquiries, processing applications and redemptions and investor requests, as well as preparing fund reporting and Financial Reporting. John has worked in the industry since 2012, starting in Ireland for Hedgeserv and BNP. He relocated to Sydney in March 2018 and has also worked with JP Morgan and Mercer. John holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from the Institute of Technology, Tallaght.

John Mahon

Senior Fund Accountant

John joined Fundhost in December 2019. His role includes fund accounting, unit pricing and performance calculation, attending to investor enquiries, processing applications and redemptions and investor requests, as well as preparing fund reporting and Financial Reporting. John has worked in the industry since 2012, starting in Ireland for Hedgeserv and BNP. He relocated to Sydney in March 2018 and has also worked with JP Morgan and Mercer. John holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from the Institute of Technology, Tallaght.

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Lachlan Doherty

Operations Analyst

Lachlan joined Fundhost in November 2021. Prior to joining Fundhost, Lachlan was a Portfolio Analyst at Mainstream. Lachlan holds a Bachelor of Commerce Major in Business Information Systems and Decision Science at Macquarie University.

Lachlan Doherty

Operations Analyst

Lachlan joined Fundhost in November 2021. Prior to joining Fundhost, Lachlan was a Portfolio Analyst at Mainstream. Lachlan holds a Bachelor of Commerce Major in Business Information Systems and Decision Science at Macquarie University.

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Rita Tien

Fund Administrator

Rita joined Fundhost in September 2021. Her role includes Unit Pricing and Registry – including processing applications, redemptions and attending to investor enquiries. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Major in Accounting and Finance at The University of New South Wales Sydney.

Rita Tien

Fund Administrator

Rita joined Fundhost in September 2021. Her role includes Unit Pricing and Registry – including processing applications, redemptions and attending to investor enquiries. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Major in Accounting and Finance at The University of New South Wales Sydney.

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Michael Coombe

Manager

Michael joined Fundhost as Manager in 2022. Prior to joining Fundhost, Michael was a Fund Accounting Manager at Link Fund Solutions. Michael is experienced in fund accounting, investment operations, and financial reporting. He has worked across different industries within financial services, superannuation, insurance, and managed funds. Michael holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Tasmania, and is a member of CPA Australia.

Michael Coombe

Manager

Michael joined Fundhost as Manager in 2022. Prior to joining Fundhost, Michael was a Fund Accounting Manager at Link Fund Solutions. Michael is experienced in fund accounting, investment operations, and financial reporting. He has worked across different industries within financial services, superannuation, insurance, and managed funds. Michael holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Tasmania, and is a member of CPA Australia.

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Lillian Smith

Fund Administrator

Lillian joined Fundhost in September 2021. Her role includes Unit Pricing and Registry – including processing applications, redemptions and attending to investor enquiries. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Major in Finance and Minor in Accounting at The University of New South Wales Sydney.

Lillian Smith

Fund Administrator

Lillian joined Fundhost in September 2021. Her role includes Unit Pricing and Registry – including processing applications, redemptions and attending to investor enquiries. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Major in Finance and Minor in Accounting at The University of New South Wales Sydney.

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