Meet The Team

Elston Portfolios has a specialist IMA team working together to develop a stronger collective strategy. Our team consists of 4 investment managers, backed by support staff. Their careful analysis and constant vigilance generates the best possible results for your clients and your practice.

Investment Manager

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Andrew McKie

Andrew has worked as both a stockbroker and fund manager. He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Queensland and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia. He also holds Graduate Diplomas in both Applied Finance & Investment and Financial Planning. Andrew is Chief Executive Officer of Elston Group.

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Bruce Williams

Bruce is a respected stockbroker and fund manager with many years experience. He holds a Bachelor degree in Business from the University of Queensland and is a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in both Applied Finance & Investment and Financial Planning. Bruce is a Director of Elston Group.

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Leon DeWet

Leon's experience in the investment management industry has been gained both locally and overseas and includes advising high net worth individuals and management of hedge fund of fund products. He holds a Bachelor degree in Business Science (Hons) from the University of Cape Town and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Before joining Elston Group, Leon helped establish the investment advisory division at a South African practice focused on consulting to high net worth individuals which he had joined from an asset manager based in London.

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Grayden Taylor

Grayden has worked domestically and overseas in several sectors of the financial markets including equities, equity derivatives, trading and market making. He holds Bachelor degrees in Commerce and Psychological Science from the University of Queensland and a Diploma in Financial Planning. Before joining Elston, Grayden worked at Macquarie Bank as a market maker in bond and equity derivatives on the Sydney Futures Exchange before establishing portfolio trading operations in Hong Kong and Brazil.

Analyst

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Scott Crimean

Scott’s primary role involves screening and valuation modelling. He is responsible for executing decisions made by the investment committee. Scott is a Bond University graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance and Project Management. After pursuing career paths with leading investment firms in Sydney he was drawn back to Queensland in 2008 by opportunities in Elston Partners, and his love of rugby and surfing. Scott is currently completing his Masters in Applied Finance.

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An Nguyen

An is fluent in English and Vietnamese. She also understands the language of investment, the subtleties of portfolio analysis and the best way to communicate strategies to clients. Her energy and determination to achieve the best possible solutions can be seen in her honours student status, gained while pursuing her Bachelor of Business, Majoring in Finance, from QUT.

Business Development Manager

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Sam Hooper

Sam holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Biomedical Science from the University of Queensland. Prior to joining Elston, Sam was an investment advisor in equities and derivatives at Morgan Stanley and worked as an institutional broker in New York for BGC partners, specializing in fixed income securities and global bonds. Sam’s experience provides a tailored approach to portfolio construction across multiple asset classes. Sam also liaises with planning and accounting partners as an investment manager for their clients, advising on market strategy and asset class selection.

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Georgdie Asprey

Georgdie is a Queensland University of Technology graduate who holds a Bachelor of Business Degree majoring in Management and Finance. He joined Elston Portfolios in 2012 to assist the investment managers across a number of tasks including portfolio implementation and trade executions. Prior to joining Elston Portfolios Georgdie worked at KIS Capital Partners and contributed to a number of key projects including the structuring of their Asia Long Short Cayman Fund.

IPS Manager

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Andrew Langton

Prior to joining our team, Andrew’s skills were already well rounded. His Bachelor of Business at Griffith University was the perfect preparation for further study with the Australian Institure of Tax and his current pursuit of CPA credentials. Andrew brings two years as an Accountant and Branch Commissions Manager and six months as a Portfiolio Administrator to Elston Partners.

Portfolio Administrator

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Mandy Chiu

Mandy is a Portfolio Administrator with an eye for detail and a keen sense of the broader issues. She also has the credentials and experience that clients appreciate. Mandy graduated from University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) & Bachelor of Economics (Finance) and has worked in portfolio administration for a number of years.

Practice Operations Manager

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Ben McNamara

Ben is a highly experienced financial planner who has unique knowledge of Managed Discretionary Accounts and high level strategy advice. He supports all facets of our partnerships with external practices. Ben was heavily involved in the development of Elston Portfolios funds management systems from inception, has a deep understanding of practice management issues and is passionate about all aspects of the investment industry. Ben holds a Bachelor of Finance and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services.

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