About

Our people

Key personnel all have extensive experience in financial services

We have built a team that covers all three critical components of any asset management business providing solid foundation and infrastructure from which to generate strong investment returns.

Nick Griffin Head of Investments Munro Partners
NICK GRIFFIN
Founding Partner, Chief Investment Officer
Ronald Calvert Head of Operations Munro Partners
RONALD CALVERT
Founding Partner, Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan Spensley Head of Compliance Munro Partners
JONATHAN SPENSLEY
Founding Partner, Chief Operating Officer

Nick is a founding Partner and the Chief Investment Officer of Munro Partners.

Nick is responsible for the investment management of Munro’s key investment funds and the formulation and implementation of the proprietary investment process.

Nick has been managing global long / short equity mandates for over 12 years.

Key career highlights include:

  • Over 20 years working in financial services with 13 years funds management experience.
  • 2005-2015, Head of International Strategy on the K2 Select International Absolute Return Fund.
  • Member of the K2 Asset Management asset allocation and currency exposure committee.
  • 2000-2005, Senior Analyst (Global Oil and Gas) at Deutsche Bank UK.
  • 1996-1999, Manager Australian Equities for Commonwealth Financial Services.

Nick holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and a Registered Representative of the Sydney Futures Exchange.

Ronald is a founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer at Munro Partners.

Ronald began full time employment with Munro Partners on 1 March 2016. He has over 12 years of financial services experience between 1999 and 2011 with his roles as Finance and Compliance Manager at Absolute Returns Fund Manager, Eye Management Pty Ltd and as Senior Manager at Ernst & Young. More recently, Ronald was Commercial Manager at Iluka Resources.

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, since 2002.
  • Over 15 years experience working in both the funds management and resources industries.
  • 4 years boutique funds management experience as Operations Manager for Eye Management Pty Ltd, advisor to Cayman Islands registered absolute return fund.
  • Responsible for day-to-day operations, risk management and supervision of the fund and management company, and all third party service providers.

Ronald holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Science from the University of Melbourne, and is an ICAA Chartered Accountant.

Jonathan is a founding Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Munro Partners.

Jonathan has performed as an investment director for more than 15 years, developing an intimate knowledge of funds management. His expertise includes Australian Financial Services Licences, compliance, disclosure documents, investment management and business operations. As Chief Operating Officer at Munro Partners, Jonathan provides oversight of the company’s funds management operations, in addition to fostering a culture of compliance with Australian law and regulation. He is also a director and responsible manager of Munro Asset Management Limited.

For the last 10 years, Jonathan has worked as an investment manager for two boutique fund managers in equities and venture capital. Prior to 2004, he was a startup adviser to two Australian companies that later went on to feature in BRW’s Fast 100 in four separate years. He has also worked in the UK and Australia in financial markets with ANZ, AXA and Merrill Lynch.

  • 15 years financial services experience.
  • 10 years boutique funds management operations experience.
  • 5 years Executive Director and founder of Eclipse Funds Limited – holder of AFSL with four registered managed investment schemes.
  • 5 years Manager Alternative Investments at SAITeysMcMahon.
  • Responsible for Munro’s external service providers and fostering a compliance culture with its AFSL obligations.

Jonathan has a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University, is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and holds a Graduate Diploma of Finance and Investment. He is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kieran Moore
KIERAN MOORE
Portfolio Manager / Dealer
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JAMES TSINIDIS
Portfolio Manager
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JEREMY GIBSON
Portfolio Manager

Kieran Moore joined Munro Partners in July 2016.

Working closely with the Chief Investment Officer, Nick Griffin, Kieran is responsible for stock research, portfolio analytics and trading processes at Munro Partners.

Kieran has performed over the past four years as an international equities analyst, primarily focusing on global growth equities and undertaking similar functions regarding research, modelling, portfolio analysis and trading.

Kieran holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, with majors in Finance and Economics, and also a Juris Doctor Law Degree from the University of Melbourne.

James Tsinidis joined Munro Partners in November 2016 and is responsible for championing stock ideas and managing these positions within the Munro Global Growth Fund over time.

James has previously worked as Portfolio Manager where he was based in both Melbourne and Edinburgh and was entirely focused on the US, European and Asian stock markets. Having worked previously with the other members of the Munro investment team, James is well versed evaluating investment ideas using Munro’s proprietary growth focused process.

Key career highlights include:

Over 12 years of financial services experience.

  • 2013-2016, Portfolio Manager / Senior Investment Analyst on the K2 Select International Absolute Return Fund.
  • 2012-2013, Research Manager – Alternatives at Zenith Investment Partners.

James holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from La Trobe University and a Postgraduate Certificate of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

Jeremy Gibson joins Munro from Pictet Asset Management in London, one of the leading independent asset managers in Europe with over USD$150 billion AUM.

Jeremy will be responsible for championing stock ideas and managing these positions within the Munro Global Growth Fund.

Whilst at Pictet, Jeremy gained over 10 years’ experience across a range of products including Global Equities, EAFE (Europe, Australasia & Far East) Small Cap Equities and Developed Asia Market Neutral Long/Short Small Mid Cap Equities.

Jeremy’s track record of generating alpha over an extended time horizon prompted Pictet to give him a mandate to co‐launch the Developed Asia Market Neutral Long/Short Small Mid Cap fund in 2016. The fund, managed exclusively by Jeremy and his co‐founder, exhibited strong positive performance from launch, resulting in repeat injections of additional funding by Pictet’s Hedge Fund Investment Committee.

Key career highlights include:

  • Over 14 years of financial services experience spanning roles in Melbourne and London.
  • Pioneered the Developed Asia Small Mid‐Caps Market Neutral Long/Short Fund for Pictet Asset Management in London, with positive performance from launch.
  • 2011‐2017, Senior Portfolio Manager on the EAFE Small Caps Fund at Pictet Asset Management in London, ranking top of its peer group in 2015.
  • 2007‐2011, Investment Professional on the Global Equities Fund at Pictet Asset Management in London.

Jeremy is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a postgraduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investments from Securities Institute of Australia together with the U.K. IMC (Investment Management Certificate). Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics & Finance) from RMIT University.

Who We Are

Munro is an independent global absolute return equity manager with a core focus on growth equities. Munro provides all investors, with an institutional quality, global fund manager with the ability to identify sustainable growth trends that are under appreciated and mispriced by the market, and the resulting winning and losing stocks.

Munro seeks to invest client’s money as we would invest our own. Focusing on absolute returns and seeking to generate meaningful absolute annualised returns to investors through the investment cycle, whilst maintaining a capital preservation mindset.

Munro Partners are a team of like-minded individuals with previous working relationships that have come together to build, own and operate a successful global equities fund manager. The investment team is led by the Chief Investment Officer, Nick Griffin, with an 12 year proven track record of strong absolute returns and outperformance over multiple market cycles.

Our Name

It is only once you have considered the view from other peaks that the whole picture becomes clear.

A Munro is a mountain in Scotland with a height over 3,000 feet. Munros are named after Sir Hugh Munro who produced the first list of such hills, known as the Munro Tables in 1891. The Munros of Scotland present challenging conditions to hikers, with just over 4,000 people recorded as climbing all 282 peaks, a process known as ‘bagging’ all the Munros. The record for completing all the peaks in a continuous circuit currently stands at just 40 days.

At Munro Partners, we chose to align ourselves with the Munros as we too see investing as a process of climbing all the mountains. While the perspective from one peak may give you one view, it is only once you have considered the view from other peaks that the whole picture becomes clear.

At Munro Partners we are committed to covering the miles, meeting the management and building the network to enable the best picture of the shapes and trends that are changing the world today. Only once we see all the views can you invest with clarity and become your global investment partner.

The Partnership

Munro is controlled by its partners who all work at the firm.

Drawing upon the wisdom of some of the most enduring asset management businesses in the world, Munro has been formed as a partnership. The organisational stability created by this ownership structure allows Munro to recruit, and importantly retain, key staff over the long term. Helping us build an enduring business that reflects our collective values.

The partnership is made up of a team of like-minded individuals with previous working relationships that have come together to build, own and operate a successful global equities fund manager. All partners are significantly invested in the fund, ensuring strong alignment between partners and investors.