Team

Delft Partners is wholly owned and managed by an experienced team with a global presence.

We encourage & provide client access to key investment professionals.

The team has on average over 25 years active global equity investment management experience at large global firms.

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Robert Swift - CFA

Robert Swift CFA
Portfolio Manager, Chief Investment Officer.

  • Robert is based in Sydney, Australia and covers Asian and North American markets.
  • He has over 30 years experience in investment management as a fund manager, head of asset allocation and as a Chief Investment Officer.
  • Prior to Delft Partners he held positions as head of multi strategies at BTIM in Sydney and a Chief Investment Officer at Putnam Investments in Boston, USA, jointly responsible for over USD200 billion.
  • Robert is a member of the Count Charitable Foundation Investment Committee, a not-for-profit organisation.

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith
Portfolio Manager, Head of Asia Pacific Equities.

  • Kevin is based in Melbourne, Australia and covers Asian markets.
  • He has over 32 years experience in investment management as a Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and portfolio manager.
  • Prior to Delft Partners he has held the roles of Chief Executive Officer, Standard Life Investments Asia and Chief Investment Officer Equities, ABN Amro Asset Management managing more than EUR100 billion.
  • Kevin has extensive experience with mandates for pension funds, closed-end investment companies, open-ended mutual funds, sovereign wealth funds and charities.

Roger McIntosh

Roger McIntosh
Portfolio Manager, Head of Quantitative Strategies & Research.

  • Roger is based in Melbourne, Australia managing Delft Partners Alpha Plus Strategies and the multi-factor VMQ stock analysis model.
  • He has over 25 years experience in investment management and quantitative finance as a quantitative global equities portfolio manager, investment strategist and Chief Investment Officer.
  • Prior to Delft Partners he was Head of Investments at LUCRF Super, responsible for AUD 5 billion in multi-asset strategies.
  • Before this he also held senior investment management positions with Vanguard Investments Australia, including Head of Investment Strategy, Head of Fixed Interest and Head of Global Equities responsible for over AUD 25 billion.

Karl Hunt

Karl Hunt
Portfolio Manager, Head of UK & European Equities.

  • Karl is based in the United Kingdom and covers European and Asian markets
  • He has over 25 years experience in investment management as a fund manager
  • Prior to Delft Partners he has worked in the UK and the Middle East with senior roles at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority in the UAE, where he established the global quantitative investment management department covering stock selection, portfolio construction, and asset allocation.
  • Before this he worked in London for major banks with mandates including active quant pension funds, multi asset life and pensions funds, and mutual funds.

Dugald Ross

Dugald Ross
Chief Operating Officer and Strategy Development.

  • Dugald is based in the Netherlands
  • He has over 25 years of capital markets experience as a trader and director with expertise in risk, trading strategies, derivatives and execution analysis.
  • Prior to Delft Partners, he helped establish several smaller investment management boutiques in Australia, consulted on regulatory, AIFMD and UCITS platforms in Europe and Cayman structures and specialised in compliance, risk and operational procedures.
  • Before this he spent 12 years trading equity options, futures, and derivatives portfolios as a market maker, proprietary trader and hedge fund manager.

Vincent Esposito

Vincent Esposito
Head of Strategy & Business Development.

  • Vincent is based in New York, USA.
  • He has over 35 years in the finance industry as a senior executive, CEO and managing partner.
  • Prior to Delft Partners he was managing partner of NPI Capital Limited Partners.
  • Before this he has held the roles of CEO of Knott Asset Management, President and CEO of Aberdeen Mutual funds, President DWS Scudder Mutual Funds, managing director, partner and Head of US Retail sales, European business development and director of product marketing of Putnam Investments. He has also held the role of first vice president InterCapital at Dean Witter.