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BLSEM appoints new team member

23 May 2012

Bennelong Long Short Equity Management (BLSEM) welcomes Sam Shepherd as the latest addition to its team, comprising analysts Sam Taylor and Michael Baker, and headed up by Richard Fish. 

As the Senior Portfolio Manager, Sam Shepherd brings with him 20 years of Australian equities experience. Most recently, he was Head of the Melbourne institutional equities desk for Credit Suisse. In this role, he was responsible for research sales, account management and execution.

Prior to Credit Suisse, Sam was a sales trader and research salesman at JP Morgan. His first seven years in the industry were spent at Norwich Investment Management, where he worked as a dealer, analyst and portfolio manager.

Richard Fish, Director of BLSEM, said Sam's appointment further strengthens the team's capabilities. "Sam brings with him extensive experience and industry insights," said Richard. "Our Fund combines deep market experience with a robust portfolio construction methodology. Sam's skill-set will further strengthen our capacity to meet our investment objective and investors' expectations."

BLSEM manages the Bennelong Long Short Equity Fund, which hasreceiveda 'highly recommended'ratingfrom Zenith Investment Partners. The Fund manages money on behalf of fund-of-funds, private investors, corporate super funds and industry funds.