Investment Team

Sandy Grant - Investment Director

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Sandy has over 35 years in financial markets. His last role before joing 8IP was as Managing Director of Wilson Group Limited (now Pinnacle) between 2012 -2016. Other roles at Wilson Group include as Portfolio Manager and as Institutional Stockbroker. During 24 years in the company, he served in various management positions.

Victor Lee - Investment Analyst

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As an Investment Analyst, Victor has a portfolio-wide responsibility for 8IP’s modeling and investment research. He has 12 years of work experience in financial markets and accounting.

In 2006 Victor joined Legg Mason Asset Management as an Equities Analyst in their Australian team.  He was responsible for stock coverage in real estate equities. Victor  worked previously in private wealth management, lending and management accounting.

Victor holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and is a CFA Charterholder.


Kerry Series - Co-Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager

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As Co-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. 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.

Stephen Walsh - Co-Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager

Stephen Walsh, Co-Chief Investment Officer

Stephen co-manages the 8IP Australian Small Companies Fund and the 8IP Australian Small Companies Portfolio. He has 28 years of work experience in management consulting and financial markets.

Stephen started his career at Lloyds Merchant Bank in London in 1987. He moved into Management Consulting with LEK Consulting, advising corporations on corporate strategy and M&A and studied for an MBA at INSEAD in France in 1995.

Stephen returned to financial markets in 1996, initially at Credit Agricole WI Carr Securities in Indonesia and Singapore. He led Consumer Sector Research across Asia ex-Japan and was ranked number one Consumer analyst in Asia in the region. Moving to Australia in 2000, Stephen joined Macquarie Bank’s Equities Research division in Sydney as Division Director leading Australian Banks Research.

Stephen then joined small cap specialist broker and funds manager Wilson HTM as Head of Research. He was promoted to Head of Equities with responsibility across Equities Research, Institutional Sales and Corporate Finance / Equity Capital Markets.

Stephen is a significant shareholder in 8IP. He holds a Bachelor and Master of Arts from Cambridge University, and an MBA from INSEAD on a Louis Franck Scholarship

Sandy Grant
Investment Director

Victor Lee
Investment Analyst

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Co-Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager

Stephen Walsh
Co-Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager