Private Equity Investment Committee

The Private Equity Investment Committee of Brooke Bone, John Johnston, Brian Gaynor, Lester Gray and Jonathan Windust, have over 100 years of investment experience among its members.  Over half of this experience has been focussed on investing in New Zealand private and public markets, with the reminder gained in offshore markets.

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Left to right: Lester Gray, John Johnston, Brooke Bone, Jonathan Windust, Brian Gaynor

Brooke Bone
Investment Director

Brooke is an Investment Director for Milford’s Funds and co-manages the Milford Private Equity Fund II. He is currently a director of a number of companies on behalf of the Milford Active Growth Fund. Brooke joined Milford in 2012 from Macquarie Securities in New Zealand where he was a Senior Research Analyst covering a variety of sectors including manufacturing, agriculture, mining and oil and gas. Prior to that, Brooke was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley in London, covering Pan-European retail companies. Brooke also worked for the corporate finance and property team of Marks and Spencer in the UK. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young and is a CFA Charterholder.

 

John Johnston
Investment Director

John is an Investment Director for Milford’s Funds and co-manages the Milford Private Equity Fund II. Prior to joining Milford in 2016, John spent four years at Fletcher Building, latterly managing the Firth Masonry, Dricon, and CSP Pacific businesses operating in the concrete and roading technology sectors. This followed stints in strategy and corporate finance at Fletcher Building and prior to that Air New Zealand. The first decade of John’s experience was in principal equity investment and investment banking for Societe Generale and Macquarie Bank (in Sydney and London) working across a range of industry sectors. John holds an LLB (Hons), BA and BCom from the University of Otago and an MBA from Oxford University.

 

Brian Gaynor

Brian is an Executive Director of Milford Asset Management, Head of Investments, Chairman of Milford’s Investment Forum and Private Equity Investment Committee.Brian’s career includes roles as a Partner and Head of Research at stockbrokers Jarden & Co, and a member of the New Zealand Stock Exchange. He has also been a board member of a number of listed and public owned entities, including the Guardians of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund. He is also one of the original founders of Milford Asset Management and was Portfolio Manager of the Milford Active Growth funds (Unit Trust and KiwiSaver) from their establishment in 2007 until April 2017.

Lester Gray

Lester retired from Schroders, a UK listed international asset management company, in 2013 after working for 26 years in several senior roles based in London, New York and Singapore. From 2004 he was CEO, and from 2012 Chairman, of Schroders Asia Pacific business, which has operations in nine countries across the region. Lester was a member of Investment and Advisory committees for various Schroder related PE funds and served on several investee company boards. In addition to his executive roles he was Chairman of the Investment Management association of Singapore from 2006-2013 and in 2011 was awarded the Public Service Star by the President of Singapore for his services to the finance sector. Lester serves as a non – executive director of Milford Asset Management and is an advisor to several private investment companies in New Zealand and in Asia

 

Jonathan Windust

Jonathan is the Deputy Head of Investments, Portfolio Manager of the Milford Active Growth funds (Unit Trust & KiwiSaver) and Co-Manager of the Milford Diversified Income Fund. Prior to joining Milford in 2008, Jonathan worked for Gartmore Investment Management in London where he was Portfolio Manager for the Royal Bank of Scotland Pension scheme which had assets in excess of NZ$25 billion. While at Gartmore, Jonathan was also responsible for investment strategy and investments into individual private equity funds and companies across Europe and Asia. Prior to Gartmore, Jonathan worked for BT Funds Management, Frank Russell and the New Zealand Dairy Board (now Fonterra). Jonathan is a CFA Charterholder.

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MTD PERFORMANCE FIGURES
PORTFOLIOFUND NAMEHIPORT CODEPREVIOUS MONTH END DATEPREVIOUS MONTH END UNIT PRICEDistribution DateDISTRIBUTIONS IN PERIOD (DOLLARS PER UNIT)PREVIOUS UNIT PRICE DATEPREVIOUS UNIT PRICECURRENT UNIT PRICE DATECURRENT UNIT PRICE% DAY MOVEMENT IN UNIT PRICE% MTD MOVEMENT IN UNIT PRICE
700100Milford Active Growth Wholesale FundWMLAGF30/06/171.99890.000019/07/172.016320/07/172.0132-0.15%0.72%
700101Milford Dynamic Wholesale FundWMLDNC30/06/171.62390.000019/07/171.631720/07/171.63180.01%0.49%
700102Milford NZ Equities Wholesale FundWMLNZE30/06/172.38420.000019/07/172.413520/07/172.3930-0.85%0.37%
700103Milford Australian Equities WholesaleWMLAEQ30/06/171.24870.000019/07/171.250620/07/171.25640.46%0.62%
700104Milford Global Select Wholesale FundWMLGLB30/06/171.46620.000019/07/171.490520/07/171.4849-0.38%1.28%
700105Milford Income Wholesale FundWMLINC30/06/171.89760.000019/07/171.892820/07/171.8917-0.06%-0.31%
700106Milford Trans-Tasman Bond Wholesale FundWMLTTB30/06/171.09320.000019/07/171.095620/07/171.0952-0.04%0.18%
700107Milford Global Bond Wholesale FundWMLGBF30/06/171.02210.000019/07/171.025220/07/171.02560.04%0.34%
700200Milford Retail Active Growth FundMILAGG30/06/173.05810.000019/07/173.081420/07/173.0775-0.13%0.63%
700201Milford Retail Dynamic FundMILDNC30/06/171.50110.000019/07/171.507320/07/171.50730.00%0.41%
700202Milford Retail Balanced FundMILBAL30/06/171.97160.000018/07/171.974919/07/171.97900.21%0.38%
700203Milford Retail Trans-Tasman FundMILTTA30/06/172.26660.000019/07/172.312820/07/172.3075-0.23%1.80%
700204Milford Retail Global FundMILGLB30/06/171.35730.000018/07/171.369519/07/171.37360.30%1.20%
700205Milford Retail Diversified Income FundMILINC30/06/171.62710.000019/07/171.623420/07/171.6225-0.06%-0.28%
700206Milford Retail Conservative FundMILCON30/06/171.084218/07/170.007519/07/171.078420/07/171.0779-0.05%0.11%
700300Milford KiwiSaver Active GrowthMILKSA30/06/173.08540.000019/07/173.108820/07/173.1048-0.13%0.63%
700301Milford KiwiSaver BalancedMILKSB30/06/172.00690.000018/07/172.009819/07/172.01410.21%0.36%
700302Milford KiwiSaver ConservativeMILKSC30/06/171.59190.000019/07/171.594320/07/171.5936-0.04%0.11%
700400Milford AON KiwisaverAONKSA30/06/173.09040.000019/07/173.114020/07/173.1100-0.13%0.63%
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