About Us


Gyrostat Capital Management is an independent privately owned asset manager which holds an Australian Financial Services Licence.

The key executives and Board Members hold equity in the firm and are significant investors in the Fund.

Full details of our Board structure and professional advisers are on our Governance page.

Investors funds and stocks are held in custody by Australia's largest independent custodian One Investment Group. 

Our team has extensive experience domestically and globally, as investors, as non-executive directors, and as senior management in funds management, private equity, industry, investment banking, and equity research.

 
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Craig Racine

Managing Director
BCom, LLB, MAppFin, PGDip (Int Fin) Chief Investment Officer

Craig Racine has held senior executive positions based in Australia and Hong Kong in asset management, private equity, investment banking, equity research, and industry. He commenced his career in the chartered accounting industry with KPMG.

In Hong Kong, his senior management experience included Executive Director at The Asian Infrastructure Trust (Hong Kong) with lead investors International Finance Corporation, Asian Development Bank, Soros Funds Management, Frank Russell Investments, and AMP Capital. During that time he held Board positions in multi-national companies in China (China Unicom), India, Indonesia, The Philippines, Pakistan, and globally.  He was a Managing Director and Head of Sector Research at ING Barings (Asia) and Peregrine Investment Bank. 

Upon returning to Australia he founded boutique asset management firm Gyrostat Capital Management. 

 

 
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Peter Clifton

Non-Executive Director and Chairman, Board of Directors
BE, MBA, MIEAust, MAICD

Peter Clifton has over 30 years experience, both within Australia and internationally, at senior executive and director roles, primarily in the information technology and telecommunications field. He has advised a wide range of companies including Leightons, KPMG, the Asian Infrastructure Trust (Hong Kong), ING Barings (Hong Kong) and the Victorian Government. He has helped establish a number of start-up companies and has been on the Board of the ASX 300 listed company Amcom Telecommunications since 1999. Previously he has held Board positions in companies in India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Poland.

 
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Andrew Smith

B.Ec.
Director and Chairman Compliance and Risk Committee

Andrew’s business career has focussed on finance and the financial markets in the Asia Pacific and the United Kingdom. Utilising the experience gained in his working career, he now holds a number of non-executive and consulting positions.

In addition to this position, Andrew is Chairman of AOBO Environmental Technology Ltd, a manufacturer of industrial air treatment equipment and residential/small commercial solar energy battery technology and Responsible Manager (ASIC) for Dennis AFSL Pty Ltd and Goal Advisory Pty Ltd.

In his former executive roles, he was the Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Stockbroking and Corporate Finance group Intersuisse Ltd (now Phillip Capital) 2000 to 2010. Prior to that, Andrew was Chairman of the Sedgwick Group in the Asia Pacific 1995 to 2000 and a member of the Group Executive Committee in London.  Andrew has also held non-executive directorships for a variety of listed and non listed companies.

 
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David Barwise

Director
LLB, LLM

David Barwise has over 20 years legal, regulatory and compliance experience within the legal industry in Australia, Europe and Asia (with a focus on managed funds, structured finance, capital markets, banking, asset management and trust and agency services). He was a partner in a leading global law firm for 15 years, a member of its European management board, held a variety of product, client and regional management positions and acted as the relationship partner for a number of global investment and regional banks. He has worked in Australia, London and Singapore. He also holds a variety of post graduate qualifications in law, business, accounting, finance and corporate governance.

 
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Leo Tang

BEng, MSc
Senior Investment Officer

Leo Tang has extensive experience within investment banking, private equity and industry. Previously, he worked as regional analyst in equity research with ING Barings Securities Asia, and in the investment deal team with Asian Infrastructure Fund Advisers, as well as strategic planning specialist with Motorola Asia Pacific.

He is skilled in business analysis, financial modelling, and operational management.

 
Damien Hatfield

Damien Hatfield

Head of Distribution (Mantis Funds)
BCom, LLB, MAppFin, PGDip (Int Fin) Chief Investment Officer

Damien has operated successfully as fund marketer for the last two decades. During that time, he has consulted and raised funds for Ascalon Capital ,a Westpac Bank subsidiary, Ramius, a New York based Alternative Manager, Kapstream, a Sydney based Credit Manager, Caliburn Capital, a UK Fund of Funds Manager, and Mariner group, a New York alternative asset fund manager. Damien has previously held senior executive roles at Pengana, CFSGAM and Deutsche Bank.

Damien is a co-founder and Head of Distribution at Mantis Funds who have partnered with Gyrostat to bring innovative income funds to Australian investors.

Damien.hatfield@mantisfunds.com

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Peter Keating

Senior Investment Operations Manager
CPA, B.BUS, MBA

Peter has an extensive and diverse experience in treasury, financial and management accounting, strategy and business planning, company management, business development, project finance, and debt financing.  He led the treasury function for a major Australian corporation. Previously he has held senior executive positions in companies located in Indonesia, Russia, Poland and Saudi Arabia.