Kerr Neilson has over 40 years of experience in financial markets both in broking and funds management. This has involved a stint in London, followed by managing the research department for a stockbroker in South Africa. Upon migrating to Australia he joined Bankers Trust, where he made important contributions to the development of that company’s highly successful retail funds management division.
Kerr left Bankers Trust Australia as an Executive Vice President to form Platinum Asset Management in February 1994. Having held the position of Chief Investment Officer until May 2013, Kerr remains Chief Executive Officer and portfolio manager for the global mandates and is the principal shareholder.
From the 30th June 2019 Andrew Clifford will take over as CEO. Kerr’s Portfolio management responsibilities will also shared between Andrew Clifford (co-Founder, CIO, PM) and Clay Smolinski. Kerr will remain an integral member of the investment team continuing to contribute to the investment thinking, undertake company analysis and mentoring analysts.