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Sean Fenton launches boutique equities firm

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Sean Fenton, a former portfolio manager with Tribeca Investment Partners and AMP Capital, has announced the launch of Australian equities boutique Sage Capital.

Backed by 'boutique incubator' Channel Capital, Sage Capital is wholly owned by managing director Fenton and portfolio managers Kelli Meagher, Peter Moore and James Delaney. The firm seeks to generate alpha over the long term through its approach of combining fundamental and quantitative analysis.

Commenting on the launch, Fenton said: “The formation of our firm marks the continuation of the investment management style that our team and I have been running over many years, with the dedication and discipline that is required to actively manage equities portfolios in today’s complex market environment. We seek to provide a solution for investors to help lower correlation to equity markets by holding both long and short positions – in a very risk controlled way."

Channel Capital’s managing director, Glen Holding, added: “We spend a great deal of time searching for differentiated investment teams of the highest quality, and we are pleased to have launched Sage Capital with Sean Fenton and his colleagues."

Sage Capital’s two initial funds are open for investment – the CC Sage Capital Equity Plus Fund, an Australian equities long/short strategy, and the CC Sage Capital Absolute Return Fund, an absolute return strategy.

Q&A with Sean Fenton on the launch of Sage Capital

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After having worked for some of the biggest names in investment management, Sean Fenton has set up his own funds management company - Sage Capital. He explains to Industry Moves why he finds the lure of extra returns from the short side compelling (both Sage Capital's first two funds are long/short funds). He also tells us how his father's decision to set up a self managed superannuation fund before it was 'trendy' might be behind Sean's lifelong interest in investing.

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Departure

May 2019

Portfolio Manager

Tribeca Investment Partners

Appointment

June 2019

Managing Director

Sage Capital

News reports on this move

21/08/2019
Financial Standard