8IP Emerging Companies Limited

8IP Emerging Companies Limited (ASX Code: 8EC) gives investors access to a concentrated, benchmark unaware portfolio (typically 20-30 stocks) in the $20m to $500m market cap segment via an ASX Listed Investment Company.


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Share Registry

The 8EC Share Register is maintained by Boardroom Pty Limited. Their contact details are:

Boardroom Pty Limited
Level 12, Grosvenor Place
225 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Phone:  1300 737 760

Email: enquiries@boardroomlimited.com.au

Website: www.boardroomlimited.com.au

To update your personal details such as communication preferences, banking details and personal details, please go to Boardroom's Investorserve website. Investorserve is an online facility designed to help you manage your holdings by allowing you to view holding balances, transaction history, recent payments, dividend statements, report elections and to download forms (www.investorserve.com.au).

ASX Releases

Below is a list of recent ASX releases in date order. For a full list of announcements please go to the ASX website by clicking here.

Date Release
16 March 2020 Initial Director's Interest Notice - Mr D Prescott
16 March 2020 Recapitalisation Agreement with Lanyon Asset Management
12 March 2020 Net Tangible Assets - 29 February 2020
28 February 2020 2019 Income Tax Refund & Impact on NTA Per Share
28 February 2020 Half Year Report & Update on Sale and Distribution Proposal
28 February 2020 Half Yearly Report and Accounts
14 February 2020 Net Tangible Assets - 31 January 2020
14 January 2020 Net Tangible Assets - 31 December 2019
13 December 2019 Net Tangible Assets - 30 November 2019
22 November 2019 2019 AGM Results
22 November2019 Chairman's AGM Address
22 October 2019 Notice of AGM & Proxy Form
14 October 2019 Net Tangible Assets - 30 September 2019
13 September 2019 Notification of Return of Capital
13 September 2019 Second Capital Distribution
12 September 2019 Net Tangible Assets - 31 August 2019
12 September 2019 Annual Report Correction
3 September 2019 Update to Annual Report
30 August 2019 Update on Sale & Distribution of Assets
30 August 2019 Appendix 4G & Corporate Governance Statement
30 August 2019 Annual Report to Shareholders 2019
12 August 2019 Net Tangible Assets - 31 July 2019
1 August 2019 Capital Distribution
1 August 2019 Return of Capital
1 August 2019 Results of Meeting
1 August 2019 Chairmans Address to Shareholders
22 July 2019 Update on Recommended Sale & Distribution and Initial Reduction of Capital
10 July 2019 Net Tangible Assets - 30 June 2019
2 July 2019 8EC General Meeting Notice & Proxy Form
2 July 2019 Monthly Performance & NTA Update - May 2019
12 June 2019 Net Tangible Assets - 31 May 2019
6 June 2019 Aurora Withdraws Bid
29 May 2019 Monthly Performance & NTA Update - April 2019
24 May 2019 Response to Bidder's Statement & Revised Takeover Proposal
16 May 2019 Sale & Distribution of Company's Assets
14 May 2019 Net Tangible Assets - 30 April 2019
30 April 2019 Monthly Performance & NTA Update - March 2019
16 April 2019 8EC Update on Aurora Bid
11 April 2019 Net Tangible Assets - March 2019
5 April 2019 8EC Response to Unsolicited Bid from Aurora
25 March 2019 NSW Supreme Court Orders Aurora to Pay Costs
20 March 2018 Monthly Performance and NTA Update - February 2019
13 March 2019 Net Tangible Assets - February 2019
6 March 2019 Update on Aurora Proceedings
21 February 2019 Interim Dividend
21 February 2019 Half Yearly Accounts
14 February 2019 Net Tangible Assets - January 2019
25 January 2019 Monthly Performance and NTA Update - December 2018
14 January 2019 Net Tangible Assets - December 2018
11 January 2019 8EC Manager Update
13 December 2018 Monthly Performance and NTA Update - November 2018
27 November 2018 Significant Investor Visa - Update
21 November 2018 Results of Meeting
21 November 2018 Chairman's Address to Shareholders
13 November 2018 Monthly Performance and NTA Update - October 2018
19 October 2018 Notice of AGM & Proxy Form
11 October 2018 Monthly Performance and NTA Update - September 2018
5 October 2018 8EC Securities Trading Policy
25 September 2018 Aurora Challenges Vote at General Meeting
14 September 2018 Monthly Performance and NTA Update - August 2018
11 September 2018 Notice of change of interests of substantial holder
28 August 2018 8EC Notification of Dividend
28 August 2018 Appendix 4G
28 August 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders 2018
13 August 2018 Monthly Performance and NTA Update - July 2018.
6 August 2018 Company Secretary Appointment/Retirement
12 July 2018 Monthly Performance and NTA Update - June 2018
3 July 2018 Estimated Performance - June 2018
18 June 2018 Monthly Performance Update - May 2018
14 June 2018 Net Tangible Assets - May 2018
5 June 2018 Corporate Governance Statement
5 June 2018 Estimated Performance - May 2018
22 May 2018 Monthly Performance Update - April 2018
11 May 2018 Net Tangible Assets - April 2018
8 May 2018 Estimated Portfolio Return - April 2018
4 May 2018 Monthly Performance Update - March 2018
16 April 2018 Results of Meeting
13 April 2018 Net Tangible Assets - March 2018
13 April 2018 Initial Director's Interest Notice - R. Burns
13 April 2018 Initial Director's Interest Notice - G. Wilson
11 April 2018 Director Appointments and Strategic Relationship with WAM
9 April 2018 8EC Reaffirms Recommendation to Vote Against All Resolutions
9 April 2018 Aurora Withdraws Resolutions 1 to 3
5 April 2018 Update on Aurora's Notice of Meeting
4 April 2018 Estimated Portfolio Return - March 2018
29 March 2018 8EC Seek Withdrawal of Notice of Meeting
26 March 2018 Response to Notice of Meeting
21 March 2018 8EC Board Update to Shareholders
19 March 2018 Monthly Performance Update - February 2018
19 March 2018 8EC Receives Notice of Meeting
13 March 2018 Net Tangible Assets - February 2018
6 March 2018 Estimated Portfolio Return - February 2018
5 March 2018 Response to AFR Article
21 February 2018 2018 Half Year Results & Interim Dividend
21 February 2018 Notification of Dividend
21 February 2018 Half Yearly Accounts
19 February 2018 Monthly Performance Update - January 2018
14 February 2018 Net Tangible Assets - January 2018
5 February 2018 Estimated Portfolio Return - January 2018




Monthly Updates

Important Dates

16 April 2018             General Meeting

6 April 2018               Interim Dividend Payment Date

22 November 2017   Annual General Meeting

Financial Statements
Corporate Governance
Board & Secretary


Jonathan Sweeney (Chairman, Non-executive Independent Director).
Jonathan has had a varied career in financial services initially in equity funds management in London with Gartmore that continued when he returned to Australia and joined Armstrong Jones. After leaving Armstrong Jones he joined Trust Company in 1991 and after occupying senior managerial positions running funds management, investment advice/financial planning and fiduciary services divisions he became one of Trust Company’s Joint Managing Directors in 1997 and in 2000 became sole Managing Director. He left Trust Company at the end of 2008 and founded Equity Real Estate Partners in mid-2009 with Greg Paramor and Adrian Harrington that culminated in him becoming Folkestone’s COO until he left in early 2013.He currently is a non-executive director of Velocity Rewards Pty Ltd, Tennis New South Wales, The Australian Davis Cup Tennis Foundation and is a member of Perpetual Trustee’s Investment Committee. From 2009 to 2014 Jonathan was an independent nonexecutive director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of Easton Investments (ASX code: “EAS”).He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Laws from the University of NSW, is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has completed the AICD Company Directors Course as well as the Stanford Executive Program.

Tony McDonald (Non-executive Independent Director)
Tony McDonald is a seasoned director and formerly senior executive with extensive experience in the wealth management and investment industry. He has a successful track record having co-founded and led the Snowball Group from a start-up to a fully integrated wealth management business listed on the ASX.Tony is currently founder and director of T&C Consulting Services Pty Ltd. He is also a director of Hub24 Limited and Chairman of Newington College. Previously, he spent 12 years as Managing Director of Snowball Group Limited. He has also held senior positions at Jardine Fleming Holdings Limited (Hong Kong) and Pacific Mutual Australia Limited, and has practiced as a lawyer in Australia and overseas.Tony holds Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of NSW.

Robin Burns (Non-executive Independent Director)

Mr Burns is an experienced independent director with almost 30 years of leadership experience in the financial services sector. His senior executive roles have included Managing Director and CEO of Equity Trustees, CEO of Equipsuper and CEO Risk at AXA Australia. Mr Burns currently serves as a non-executive director and audit Chairman for Indue and is a member of the PIMCO Australia compliance committee.

Geoff Wilson (Non-executive Non-Independent Director)

Mr Wilson has over 37 years of direct experience in Australian and international investment markets. Mr Wilson is Chairman and founder of Wilson Asset Management, WAM Capital, WAM Leaders, WAM Research, WAM Active and WAM Microcap. He holds a number of additional directorships wit investment companies and no-profit organisations.

Kerry Series (Executive Non-independent Director)
As Chief Investment Officer of the Manager, Kerry is responsible for 8IP’s investment management activity. His primary focus is on delivering investment returns through the active management of funds managed by 8IP.Kerry has advised or invested in equities since 1992. His investment experience includes a number of senior roles. In 1999 he co-founded Perennial Investment Partners, which achieved strong investment performance and reached $20 billion in assets under management within eight years.Prior to co-founding 8IP, he was the Head of Asia Pacific Equities at AMP Capital where he was responsible for three investment teams that managed approximately $5 billion of assets. Kerry also spent time in Hong Kong where he was an Investment Director for HSBC Asset Management.Kerry is a significant shareholder in 8IP and 8IP Australia. He has a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from Birkbeck College, University of London; is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA); and holds a UK Securities Industry Diploma.

Company Secretary

Tharun Kuppanda
Tharun is a lawyer with a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice; Bachelor of Business & Commerce (Accounting); and Bachelor of Laws. Prior to joining Boardroom, Tharun worked at a national law firm in their Corporate Advisory team and within an In-house legal team at a private equity house. His experience includes ASX listed, dual listed and unlisted entities. Tharun has been involved in the listing of a number of entities on ASX, as well as advising entities in relation to the listing rules and the Corporations Act. Tharun has managed the corporate secretarial functions of ASX listed technology, gaming and mining companies and large unlisted public companies. He also provides transaction support as an advisor including secretary of due-diligence and project committees.

Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

Jonathan Sweeney

Tony McDonald


Dividend History

Payment Date Amount
6 April 2018 1c
25 September 2017 2c
4 April 2017 1c



Significant Investor Visa (SIV)

The Australian government’s Significant Investor Visa (SIV) offers an opportunity for certain high net worth investors considering migration to Australia.

From 1 July 2015, SIV applicants are required to invest least $5 million in complying investments, including at least $1.5 million in an eligible managed fund(s) or LIC(s) that invests in emerging companies listed on the ASX (the Emerging Companies Investment Requirements).

The Company’s investment guidelines presently meet the Emerging Companies Investment Requirements and the Manager’s total amount of funds under management also meet the relevant requirements.

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