David Lewis, Portfolio Manager & Deputy CIO
David is Deputy Chief Investment Officer and is the Portfolio Manager of the Milford Diversified Income Fund. He is also the Co-Manager of the Milford Trans-Tasman Bond & Global Corporate Bond Funds. David joined Milford in 2013 from Merrill Lynch where he worked in Sydney and London for eight years in a variety of areas including credit research, emerging market research, and principal investments in high yield/distressed credit. Prior to this, David spent four years as a fixed income analyst at BT Funds Management and Principal Global Investors, based in Sydney and London. David has a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics from the University of Canterbury, a Master of Commerce in Finance from the University of Sydney, and is a CFA Charterholder.
Paul Morris, Portfolio Manager
Paul joined Milford in February 2016 and is the Portfolio Manager of a number of Milford funds. Paul has over 20 years’ experience in global and Australasian financial markets. Paul held senior fixed income roles with investment banks including Merrill Lynch and ABN AMRO in London. His experience includes debt capital markets, credit trading and interest rate derivatives trading. Paul moved to New Zealand in 2009 and was Executive Director and Head of Debt Capital Markets at JBWere, before moving to Macquarie Private Wealth in 2010. Paul has a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering from Queens University in Belfast.
How do distributions work?
Some of our funds pay distributions at set intervals. Distributions are a way for some of the fund’s returns to be paid out to investors, in the form of cash payments. The portfolio managers have set the distribution amounts at levels they feel are sustainable, given the current and expected future environment. The amount paid to each investor is based on the number of cents per unit held.
If you are investing into a fund that pays regular distributions but opt not to receive the cash, it will instead be reinvested and used to purchase additional units in that fund.
Distributions from the funds are non-taxable events and are not treated as income for tax purposes.