Our Team

Our team's breadth and depth of experience across fixed interest delivers a heightened understanding and appreciation of best practice implementation strategies in the fixed interest market.

Bill Bovingdon

Bill Bovingdon

Chief Investment Officer

Co-founder of Altius Asset Management
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Bill is well-known and highly regarded as a 33 year veteran in fixed interest asset management. 

Prior to co-founding Altius in 2011, Bill was with Aberdeen Asset Management where he was head of Australian fixed income and chief executive officer. He also has worked as head of fixed income for Schroder Investment Management and Deutsche Asset Management. In his many investment roles, Bill has built successful fixed income businesses by developing proven investment processes and assembling strong investment teams.

Bill’s career in investment and financial services began in 1984 with the Treasury Corporation of Victoria as a fixed income portfolio manager. He has a long working relationship with both Chris Dickman and Gavin Goodhand, formed over many years.

Bill holds a bachelor of economics from Monash University.

Chris Dickman

Chris Dickman

Senior Portfolio Manager

Co-founder of Altius Asset Management
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Chris has 29 years of experience in investments and financial services, with particular expertise in fixed interest.

Before co-founding Altius, Chris was with ANZ Bank as director of the funds management and public sector business.

Prior to this he worked as director, fixed income at Credit Suisse Australia and head of Australian institutional fixed income and money markets at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He has also been fixed income dealer at Deutsche Bank Australia, and dealer and portfolio manager at National Australia Funds Management. He has particular experience in new issues in debt capital markets, and debt and derivatives sales.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics from La Trobe University in Victoria, is accredited by the Australian Financial Markets Association and is a member of the Institute of Company Directors.

Gavin Goodhand

Gavin Goodhand

Senior Portfolio Manager

Co-founder of Altius Asset Management
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Gavin has 26 years of experience in fixed income markets, and was most recently with QBE Asset Management’s fixed income team as senior portfolio manager.

Prior to this, he held roles at Aberdeen Asset Management and Deutsche Asset Management as a senior portfolio manager, responsible for credit and interest rate portfolio management.

Gavin first worked with Bill Bovingdon at Treasury Corporation of Victoria, managing cash and fixed income investments, and has also worked with him at Aberdeen and Deutsche. His other experience includes dealer/portfolio manager – short term investments at Axiom Funds Management.

Gavin holds a Master of Business in Finance from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Yen Wong

Head of Credit Research

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Yen is a seasoned Credit and ESG specialist who has expertise in both Australian and global corporate credit analysis, with investment grade and high yield companies, having spent more than 10 years as a credit analyst. Yen has led and implemented research processes, managed a team of analysts and integrated environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into fixed income and credit investments.

Prior to joining Altius, Yen worked for Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFSGAM) and Citigroup Asset Management.

Yen holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from Queensland University of Technology and is a CFA charterholder.

Jing Jia

Portfolio Analyst

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Jing joins Altius Asset Management as a Portfolio Analyst, following 5 years of portfolio analysis and management experience across multiple asset classes, most recently with the Australian Unity Wealth team.

Prior to joining Australian Unity, Jing worked with VFMC and NAB as a valuations analyst, pricing securities across major asset classes.

Jing holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Actuarial Studies from the University of Melbourne and is a CFA charterholder.

Kirsten Lee

Credit Analyst

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Kirsten Lee joins the Altius team as a Credit Analyst.

Prior to joining Altius in 2017, Kirsten worked with Moody’s Investors Service for over 7 years as a Credit Analyst covering investment grade and high yield companies in the Corporate Finance Group, across a range of sectors. Kirsten also has a further 5 years of experience in corporate legal and tax consulting with KPMG and legal firms.

Kirsten holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Sydney and is a Chartered Accountant.