Bennelong Long Short Equity Management (BLSEM) has appointed Justin Hay as Senior Investment Analyst, to further strengthen its investment capability within the business. Justin joined the team in August 2016 and is a CFA charter holder.
Justin has extensive investment management and Australian equities experience as he joins BLSEM from Optimal Fund Management Australia where he was Senior Investment Analyst. In this role, Justin undertook fundamental research on equities, provided portfolio management support and analysed macro-economic factors as a member of the research team for the Optimal Australia Absolute Return Trust.
Prior to this role, Justin worked as Executive Director – Institutional Research Sales with Goldman Sachs Australia. In total, Justin has over 18 years of experience in the securities industry, including six years in London working for Goldman Sachs International
BLSEM Principal and Director Richard Fish said he was delighted their boutique business was able to attract someone with Justin’s exceptional talent. “Justin brings with him extensive experience and industry insights. We have deepened our specialist long short equities talent pool substantially over the past couple of years. The team, which is now six strong is more robust than ever, which enables us to focus on our ongoing ability to deliver quality investment management solutions to investors” said Richard.
Daniel Sanelli also joined the team as Analyst in June, to further enhance the operational capabilities of the team.
BLSEM was launched in 2002 and currently manages two funds, Bennelong Long Short Equity Fund and the Bennelong Market Neutral Fund which are both currently soft closed. The team recently won the ‘best market neutral fund’ award for the Bennelong Long Short Equity Fund at the annual Hedge Funds Rock & The Australian Hedge Fund Awards 2016.