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.


Share Price (ASX Code: 8EC) click here (20 minute delay)

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
28 February 2017 8EC Announces Maiden Dividend
28 February 2017 Half Year Report 
28 February 2017 Notice of Dividend Distribution
21 February 2017 Substantial Shareholder Notice
14 February 2017 Substantial Shareholder Notice
14 February 2017 Net Tangible Assets - January 2017
9 February 2017 Investor Presentation - February 2017
3 February 2017 Substantial Shareholder Notice
1 February 2017 Estimated Performance - January 2017
1 February 2017 Substantial Shareholder Notice
31 January 2017 Appendix 3Y
23 January 2017 Investor Presentation - January 2017
13 January 2017 Net Tangible Assets - December 2016
4 January 2017 Estimated Performance - December 2016
20 December 2016 Option Exercise Update



Monthly Updates

Important Dates

12 December 2016    Final date for exercise of Options

22 November 2016    Annual General Meeting

1 December 2015      Trading of Shares and Options commenced on the ASX (normal settlement basis)

26 November 2015    Despatch of Holdings Statements

25 November 2015    Allotment of Shares and Options

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.

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


8EC announced it's maiden dividend on the the 28 February 2017 of 1c per share. For more information on this dividend please click here.

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.