Founded in 2009, KIS CAPITAL PARTNERS is an Australian based absolute-return fund manager for wholesale and institutional clients.

Based in Sydney, the firm has established itself as one of the best emerging absolute return managers in Australia. The KIS Asia Long Short Fund was established in late 2009, and has an extremely strong, stable and uncorrelated return series.

We attribute our performance to the firm’s commitment to the following investment principles:

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LIQUIDITY

We believe that alpha can be found in liquid markets and that our investments should be as liquid as the fund (and vice versa)

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TRANSPARENCY

The value of our investments, as well as the nature of our trading, should be clear for all to see

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RISK MANAGEMENT

We have a deep understanding of risk. To us, Risk Management is more than the numbers on a report, it is the process of identifying the value of potential returns against the cost of potential loss

The Firm is owned and operated by staff who are also substantial investors in the same fund offered to clients. Our investments ensure that our interests are kept aligned with our investors.

KIS Capital Partners is the holder of an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL No.339 583) and is regulated by ASIC, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

We are also a member of AIMA, The Alternative Investment Management Association, which is a leading global hedge fund and alternative industy association founded in 1990.

OUR TEAM

Michael Surridge

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Michael Surridge

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mike has worked in investment banking & funds management since 1993. At KIS Mike is CEO and Head of Risk Management and as a Member of the Investment Committee to which he brings a great depth of experience and independent thought to the investment process of the firm.
Prior to joining KIS Capital Partners Mike was a Managing Director of BNP Paribas in Hong Kong and was also Dealing Director for Paribas Asia Equities, a Hong Kong regulated broker dealer. During his 12 years at BNP Paribas, Mike's responsibilities included; Head of Asia CB Trading and Head of Asia Risk Arbitrage Trading. During his tenure as a trader at BNP, Mike dramatically expanded the Asian Convertible Bond business and its profitability, whilst progressively de-correlatingreturns from equity, volatility and credit markets.

Mark McGuire

HEAD OF LEGAL & COMPLIANCE

Mark McGuire

HEAD OF LEGAL & COMPLIANCE

Mark has worked in the financial markets since 1994.  Prior to KIS Capital he spent 10 years working as an equity derivatives trader and structured product specialist for BNP Paribas.

Working in Hong Kong between 2002-2009, Mark has experience in structuring, trading and operating equity derivative businesses across a variety of Asian markets and products He also has extensive experience in structuring and executing structured products with over $1bn in fund derivative products. Mark is the Responsible Manager and Executive Director who has responsibility for the maintenance and operation of the compliance, corporate governance and risk management programs of KIS.  He is also a member of the KIS Capital Investment Committee and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from the University of Queensland and has been licensed to trade and operate equity & derivative businesses in Australia, Hong Kong & Singapore.

Josh Best

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

Josh Best

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

Josh is KIS Capital's Chief Investment Officer. Josh has been a financial markets professional since 2001.  Prior to KIS, Josh worked as an institutional stockbroker at Tricom Equities.  Josh's former clients include some of the world's largest hedge funds, domestic mutual funds, and high net worth individuals. From his previous experience, Josh has extensive contacts amongst the hedge fund, family office and stockbroking communities. In addition, Josh has several years' institutional equities and derivatives sales-trading experience. Josh is a member of the KIS Capital Investment Committee has been involved in the construction and implementation of portfolio strategy and risk management since inception.

Charlie Brown

Portfolio Manager

Charlie Brown

Portfolio Manager

Charlie is an Executive Director of KIS Capital. Charlie has been a financial markets professional since 1999.  Prior to KIS Charlie worked at Macquarie Equities, the stockbroking division of Macquarie Bank, where he was a Senior Adviser who dealt with high-net worth clients and institutions, including hedge funds. As a portfolio manager and member of the KIS Capital investment committee, Charlie brings to KIS an extensive knowledge of the Australian financial markets and Australian listed companies.

Service Providers

To ensure the highest levels of investment integrity, KIS has engaged top-tier, third party service providers covering prime brokerage, custody, fund administration, IT, compliance, risk/portfolio management software and accounting/audit.

Walkers
Intertrust
Henry Davis York Lawyers
Shipman & Goodman
Complispace
Commlink
Custom House
Imagine
Minter Ellison
Deutsche Bank
Ernst & Young