Alistair Francis


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Professional Background

Over 20 years financial markets experience having previously worked in a Chartered Accounting practice in both audit and tax.

After working in the financial markets in London for two years, Alistair commenced working for HSBC Asset Management Australia in 1994 as an investment analyst covering a number of industrial sectors on the ASX. In 1999 he joined the new start-up boutique Australian Equity fund manager – Contango Asset Management as an investment manager. Alistair had a number of sector responsibilities across the Large, Small and Micro-cap client mandates and subsequently became portfolio manager for the Income Generator Fund.

Since joining Pitcher Partners in 2014, Alistair has focused on analysis and portfolio strategy of both listed Australian Equities and Property investments.

Significant Experience

  • Audit and tax responsibilities in a Chartered Accounting practice
  • Worked in London as a project accountant in the financial markets
  • 20 years in Institutional Funds Management as an Australian Equities analyst and portfolio manager
  • Specialised in ASX Industrial sectors and A-REITs.

Industry Experience

  • All the ASX Industrials sectors
  • Income focussed portfolio strategies

Areas of Expertise

  • Research and Financial analysis
  • Portfolio construction
  • Large, Small and Micro-cap stocks listed on the ASX

Memberships & Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics (major in Commerce)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Senior Associate of Fin. (Financial Services Institute of Australasia)

Articles Published

Unibail Rodamco Westfield – A new empire

6th June 2018

Alistair Francis

Read: Investment Month in Review - May 2018 [1] Read: The retail sector - Amazon didn't invent the Internet [2] Sir Frank’s teary farewell at t...

Reporting period wrap – earnings trending higher

7th March 2018

Alistair Francis

Read: The full Investment Month in Review February 2018 [1] Newsletter [2] Read: The climate for Fixed Income in 2018 [3] As always, the results...

Not Standing Pat (QBE Review)

5th February 2018

Alistair Francis

.. Read: The full Investment Month in Review January 2018 Newsletter [1] The latest misstep, announced late last month by the new CEO – Patrick ...

Small and micro cap companies – on the tear ?

5th December 2017

Alistair Francis

.. Read: The full Investment Month in Review December 2017 Newsletter [1] Along with an encouraging US corporate earnings season, recovering globa...

National energy policy update…more uncertainty to continue

6th November 2017

Alistair Francis

.. Read the full Month in Review Newsletter *here* [1] On 17 October, 2017 the Federal Government released its much anticipated energy policy cal...

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