Andrew Harman
Senior Portfolio Manager

Andrew joined Colonial First State Global Asset Management in January 2008. Andrew has 10 years of investment experience and his responsibilities include portfolio construction, research, analysis and implementation of multi-asset solutions.Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) from Queensland University of Technology and a Graduate Certificate in Mathematics from the University of Technology, Sydney. He has also been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Epco van der Lende
Head of Multi-Asset Solutions

Epco joined Colonial First State Global Asset Management in May 2011. Epco has 24 years of investment experience in strategic investment advice, quantitative risk management, asset and liability management as well as day to day portfolio management of diversified alternatives portfolios. Previous roles include, Founding Partner and Director of Worldview Investment Consulting, Managing Director and member of the Global Portfolio Solutions Team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and the Head of Actuarial Research at a large Dutch pension funds management company.

Jan Baars
Senior Portfolio Manager

Jan joined Colonial First State Global Asset Management in May 2011. Jan has 22 years of investment experience in strategic investment advice, quantitative risk management, asset and liability management as well as day to day portfolio management of diversified alternatives portfolios. Previous roles include, Founding Partner of Worldview Investment Consulting, Executive Director and member of the Global Portfolio Solutions Team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and actuary at Zurich Insurance. Prior to his career in investments, Jan was a Professor of Mathematics at both the University of Amsterdam and York University, Toronto.Jan holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Amsterdam and is an actuary and member of the Dutch Actuarial Society.

Kej Somaia
Senior Portfolio Manager

Kej first joined Colonial First State Global Asset Management in May 2006. Kej has more than 12 years of investment experience and is responsible for the development and management of multi-asset portfolio construction as well as tailored investment solutions. Previous roles in Colonial First State Global Asset Management include working within the Multi-Sector Funds team as a Portfolio Manager where he was responsible for the management of the asset allocation and inter-funding processes and prior to this, as an analyst within the Investment Compliance team. Prior to Colonial First State Global Asset Management, Kej worked as a Performance Analyst for both Commonwealth Bank and JPMorgan. Kej holds a Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance) from Queensland University of Technology and also a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from FINSIA.

Marcus Liew
Portfolio Manager

Marcus joined Colonial First State Global Asset Management in December 2013. In his role, Marcus is responsible for portfolio construction, research, analysis and monitoring of multi-asset solutions. Prior to joining CFSGAM, Marcus worked for JPMorgan as a Derivatives & FX Summer Analyst, Barclays Capital as a Commodities Summer Analyst and ExxonMobil as a Lubricants Sales Intern. Marcus also served as an Artillery Officer in the Singapore Armed Forces during national service. Marcus holds a First Class Honours degree in Aerospace Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.

Janna Lau
Investment Analyst

Janna joined the business in April 2013. In her role, Janna is responsible for portfolio construction, research, analysis and monitoring of multi-asset solutions. Janna’s previous role was as a Manager in the Investment Compliance team. Prior to joining the business,  Janna worked at Colonial First State Investments Limited, where she held positions in Fund Accounting, Investment Exposure Management and internal Client Relationship Management. Janna holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Macquarie University and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia. She is also a Certified Practising Accountant with CPA Australia.

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