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New appointment expands ECP investment team

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MEDIA RELEASE: ECP Asset Management has appointed Mr Justin Warton to its investment team, bringing the number of investment team members to seven.  Mr Warton will be based in Sydney, effective from 1 July 2021.

ECP Asset Management is a high conviction quality-growth Australian equities fund manager established in 2012 by Dr Manny Pohl AM.

Mr Warton joins from First Sentier Investors where he was an investment analyst in the emerging companies team, responsible for small cap technology and consumer research and coverage.  He has also worked in London for two years with First State Investments in the European infrastructure team.  Mr Warton holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, majoring in finance, international business and philosophy.

Dr Pohl says that Mr Warton’s experience in emerging companies, coupled with his investment style and way of thinking, make him a welcome addition to the team.

“At ECP we are strong believers in sharing knowledge among the investment team, with no one individual having a monopoly on information or a louder voice than others. Justin will be an excellent fit for the team.

“His appointment comes at a time when we are experiencing strong growth in the business, with the current economic environment very favourable for our flagship ECP Growth Companies Fund.

“Justin’s track record in emerging companies, as well as his overseas experience, will further enhance the breadth and depth of the team’s capabilities,” he said.

The ECP Growth Companies Fund seeks to deliver long term outperformance by investing in high-quality growth businesses that have the ability to generate predictable, above-average economic returns over the long-term.

Since inception*, it has returned 14.93 percent per annum, compared to 10.6 percent for the benchmark**.

The Fund is available through BT Panorama, BT Wrap, Hub24, Powerwrap, HUB24, Netwealth, Praemium and WealthO2. Last year it received a recommended rating from Lonsec and from Zenith in its debut ratings.

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