Our People

About Crispin

Crispin is Head of Equities at Pendal Group an ASX listed fund manager with A$90b funds under management (FUM). He joined the funds management business of BT Financial Group, now Pendal Group, in 1994, initially responsible for European equities and served as Head of European Equities from April 1998, He was subsequently appointed to his current role in January 2003 overseeing Pendal’s Australian equities business, currently managing A$15b of FUM, making it the largest fundamental equity team in the market.

He is responsible for managing a number of our flagship Australian equity funds, which under his watch have outperformed the market over multiple periods since his appointment in 2003.

Prior to Pendal, Crispin worked for Equitable Life in London.

Crispin is a Director of the Anika Foundation and served as a Director of Football Federation of Australia from 2015-19.

He holds an Honours degree in Economics & Human Geography from Reading University.

Australian Equities Team

Recent articles by Crispin

Crispin Murray

Head of Equities
Australian Equities

About Ashley

Ashley was appointed as Head of Pendal’s Global Equities boutique in 2016 and is responsible for setting the strategy, processes and risk management for both the boutique and funds managed within it.

Ashley’s experience in the finance industry spans over 24 years, including roles in petroleum economics, global energy investment analysis and 20 years as a global equities fund manager.

Prior to this, Ashley was a shareholder, board member and managed the global equities strategy at PM Capital Ltd.

His global fund achieved strong performance over short and longer term periods and was awarded the “Best Australian Based Global Equity Manager of the Year 2015” by the Australian Fund Manager Foundation and “International Equities (Alternative Strategies) Fund of the Year 2015” by Zenith/ Professional Planners Association.

Ashley is a life member of the Friends of Cambridge University Library, the Bodleian Library Oxford University, the International Society of Petroleum Engineers and the International Association of Energy Economics.

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum (Honours) from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New England (with a dual major in Financial and Economic Development of Emerging Economies). Ashley is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 


Global Equities Team

Funds managed by Ashley

Ashley Pittard

Head of Global Equities
Global Equities

About Michael

Michael joined Pendal Group in August 2017 and leads the Multi-Asset Investments team. Michael has over 21 years’ investment management and consulting experience and joined Pendal from First State Super, where he was Head of Investment Strategy since January 2014. In this role, Michael was responsible for the establishment of an active asset allocation process and led the Fund’s Investment Strategy Team. Prior to this appointment, Michael was Head of Diversified Strategies at Perpetual for over five years, with portfolio management responsibilities for the manager’s range of diversified funds.  Michael’s prior experience includes over 10 years in consulting roles at Watson Wyatt (now Willis Towers Watson) and NSP Buck.

Michael is a qualified actuary and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland. 

Multi Asset Team

Michael Blayney

Head of Multi-Asset
Multi Asset

About Daniel

Daniel Campbell was appointed to his current role of Investment Director in April 2018. His responsibilities include investment oversight of all our Investment strategies and processes, Product Strategy and Development and our team of Investment Specialists. He works closely with the investment teams in the development and execution of their business, product and distribution strategies. In addition, he has P&L and people responsibility for the Income & Fixed Interest team.

Daniel joined the business in late 2010 and has been a member of the Pendal Executive Committee since 2013.

Prior to joining the company, Daniel spent ten years at Perpetual Investments, where he held various roles including Senior Investment Analyst and General Manager, Analytics & Research.

Other Senior Management

Daniel Campbell

Investment Director
Senior Management (Australia)

About Anthony


Anthony joined Pendal Group as Distribution Director in October 2018 and is a member of the Australian Executive team. Anthony is responsible for leading the Distribution, Marketing and Client Service functions, drawing upon his extensive experience in retail and institutional funds management.

Anthony joined Pendal following his tenure of fifteen years in senior leadership roles at Morningstar. Most recently Anthony was Managing Director, Research Strategy Australasia where he was responsible for the development of research and commentary on investment themes and trends within the Asia-Pacific region, in addition to representing Morningstar’s manager, equity and credit research capabilities. Anthony’s remit also extended to the development of retirement research, public policy initiatives, and engagement with regulatory authorities. Prior to this role, Anthony was also CEO, Australia and New Zealand from 2010-2014 and Managing Director of Morningstar Investment Management from 2009-2010. Anthony’s prior experience includes senior appointments ASSIRT Research and AMP Consulting.

Anthony is a director and immediate past president of the CFA Society of Sydney and a member of the National Advocacy Council. He is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a CFA charterholder, holds a graduate diploma in Applied Finance and Investments from FINSIA, and a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Other Senior Management

Anthony Serhan

Distribution Director
Senior Management (Australia)

Sales Team

Tim North Ash

Head of Distribution
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Sales Team

Lee Hopperton

Head of High Net Worth Distribution
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Sales Team

Peter Lambos

Head of Institutional Business VIC
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Sales Team

Raegan Williams

QLD State Manager, CFA QLD