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8 Koda Advisers in Australia’s Top 100

18 Jun 2021

Today US financial investment publication Barron’s, in partnership with The Australian’s business magazine The Deal, released their rankings of Australia’s Top 100 Financial Advisers. The rankings are based on an exhaustive national survey. This list offers clients and advisers a unique guide to the leading practitioners in the sector. The formula used to calculate the ranking...

Koda Capital Achieves Top Ten Ranking In AFR’s 2021 Best Places to Work

20 Apr 2021

Today the Australian Financial Review, in partnership with leading Australian innovation consultancy Inventium, published the best places to work across Australia and New Zealand. The assessment behind the rankings was made up of an employee survey and a written submission, with questions relating to policies, practices and programs that exist within each nominated organisation to...

Protected: Koda Capital – Monthly Investment Insights and Outlook May 2021

28 May 2021

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The Principles Of Endowment Style Investing

16 Apr 2021

Since COVID-19 started, Koda has seen a significant increase in larger charities and sophisticated non-profit groups reassessing how they manage their cash and reserves. Investment committees who realise they are operating in a new paradigm are re-evaluating their asset allocations and looking for better diversification. By observing how successful investors such as Yale University and...

Ep 92:

Tim King – Investing for a better future

18 May 2021 | 38:57 mins

David speaks with Tim King of Melior. Melior was established in 2018 by Lucy Steed and Tim King with backing from the founders of Adamantem Capital, Rob Koczkar and Anthony Kerwick. After scanning the market, they saw a gap for an Australian equities impact investment manager. They have formed a team of experienced investment professionals...

David speaks with Tim King of Melior. Melior was established in 2018 by Lucy Steed and Tim King with backing from the founders of Adamantem Capital, Rob Koczkar and Anthony Kerwick. After scanning the market, they saw a gap for an Australian equities impact investment manager. They have formed a team of experienced investment professionals who share a common goal – to be part of the change they want to see in the world.

Tim co-founded Melior and is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO). He has worked in capital markets for more than 20 years and has over a decade of experience in ESG research. Tim was Head of Company & ESG Research for Colonial First State Global Asset Management’s Australian Equities Core Fund from 2016 to 2018. Prior to this he was Head of Advisory for governance research firm Regnan and Head of Company & ESG Research for Deutsche Bank from 2003 -2013. He was also a top 3 rated sell side analyst.

Ep 91:

David Witkin – Special-Purpose Acquisition Companies

03 May 2021 | 33:32 mins

Beryl Capital is a strategy run by David Witkin that has typically invested in merger arbitrage opportunities. This strategy has delivered investors net returns over 20% p.a. since inception in June 2011 to March 2021. However, David joins the podcast again to discuss the strategies transition towards also investing in SPACS – Special-Purpose Acquisition Companies....

Beryl Capital is a strategy run by David Witkin that has typically invested in merger arbitrage opportunities. This strategy has delivered investors net returns over 20% p.a. since inception in June 2011 to March 2021.

However, David joins the podcast again to discuss the strategies transition towards also investing in SPACS – Special-Purpose Acquisition Companies. He touches on what a SPAC is, the structure of the deals, the potential risks and the potential upsides.

David is a 2001 graduate of Harvard University magna c*m laude in Economics, whose senior thesis was about merger arbitrage. His merger arbitrage career started in 1998 when he left college for one year to work on the arbitrage desk at Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. Mr. Witkin worked as a merger arbitrage analyst at Bear Stearns, Mason Capital Management, Citigroup Alternative Investments and Hayground Cove Asset Management before managing his own money in 2009 and his first outside capital in 2011.

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