Indian Pacific The Team

Preston Hamersley

Managing Director

Preston Hamersley is the founder and portfolio manager at Indian Pacific Funds Management.  

Preston has over 23 years experience in financial markets. He began his career at JBWere & Son in Perth before moving to Sydney with then Goldman Sachs JBWere (GSJBW) in 2004 as part of their institutional equities team. Over the next 9 years at GSJBW and then Goldman Sachs, Preston advised long only and hedge fund clients across research, corporate, and execution functions. Preston became partner of the firm in 2010.

Preston joined Airlie Funds Management at its inception in late 2012 and spent 5 years helping to build the business to over $7bn in AUM prior to its sale. He has covered a broad range of sectors as an analyst and has an intimate knowledge of companies spanning large and small caps in Australia and offshore.   

Preston holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance/Business Law) from University of Western Australia in Perth and has completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance and Investments at the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA).

Peter Phillips


Strategy and Distribution

Peter Phillips is responsible for strategy and distribution at Indian Pacific Funds Management.

Peter has over 25 years experience in financial markets spanning London, Hong Kong & Sydney. He began his career at Paterson Ord Minnett in Perth before joining the parent company, Ord Minnett in London in 1998. Working on the institutional desk he advised large European fund managers and hedge funds on Australian equities.

In 2000, Peter joined Goldman Sachs based in Hong Kong to help set up an Australian equities trading presence as well as advising Asian institutions, sovereign wealth funds and hedge funds. This role encompassed risk management, corporate, research and transactional responsibilities.

Peter moved to Sydney in 2002 with Goldman Sachs and was made a partner of the merged entity GSJBW in 2008.

In 2009 Peter joined Bank of America as Head of Execution Services with responsibilities for electronic, portfolio, high frequency and sales trading. In 2015 Peter was appointed Head of Equities for Bank of America in Australia. Within this role Peter had oversight for the institutional equities platform including prime brokerage, stock loan, research sales and trading. He was also the responsible executive for the local franchise.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce ( Accounting / Business Law ) from Curtin University.

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