The investment team at John Bridgeman Limited comprises a number of experienced investment professionals made up of derivatives and equities specialists with expertise in Australian and global markets.

Our Investment Team

With significant industry experience as described below, the members of the investment team are able to draw on their skills and experience in the markets to identify, assess and select investment opportunities. The Manager considers that each member of the team will be available to devote the amount of time required to properly perform the functions required of the Manager in managing the investment portfolio of Benjamin Hornigold Limited.

Stuart McAuliffe

Stuart McAuliffe

Stuart McAuliffe has overall responsibility for, and plays a key role in the Manager's investment decisions. He leads a team of investment professionals, each of whom have considerable experience and expertise across global markets.

Stuart brings multi-strand skills in investment strategy, systems development, valuation and forecasting modelling and high level trading techniques. Stuart has an academic background specializing in index design and assessment, and in the development of complex short and medium term valuation and forecasting models and indicators.

Stuart's profile is described more fully in section 6.1. of the Prospectus lodged with ASIC on the 15th of March 2017 and available through this website for further information



Daren Markisic

Daren Markisic joined the John Bridgeman Group in 2016 as chief executive officer of the group's broking operations. Prior to John Bridgeman, Daren spent 17 years in a variety of investment and broking roles. Daren joined the John Bridgeman Group from Bell Potter Securities, where he was Head of Private Clients and Professional Services, with responsibility for creating and leading global futures and options broking coverage.

Daren has extensive experience dealing across Asian, European and US markets. He has worked at Ord Minnett Jardine Fleming, in roles from Back Office Support and Front Office Support, to Futures Nightdesk. He was also engaged on the Futures Nightdesk with JP Morgan, and subsequently on the Futures Nightdesk then as Futures Advisor (day desk) at Man Financial. Daren was formerly the Head of Retail â?? Australia and Head of Marketing at MF Global.

Daren holds a Bachelor of Economics (Business and Finance), and is RG146 compliant.



Michael Martin

Michael Martin is one of the leading traders within the John Bridgeman Group, with over 23 years' experience working in financial markets.

Michael has previously worked in the money market operations team, trading in foreign exchange, futures, and interest rates at Colonial State Bank, and was also a trader on SFE trading floor for Colonial State Bank before the trading floor was closed.

He has held broking positions within the retail and institutional broking arms of FIMAT (now known as NewEdge and owned by Societe Generale), trading options and futures globally.

Michael also gained experience through his position as broker at Man Financial managing his own client base and growing the investment portfolio across all Asian, European and US markets. Prior to joining the John Bridgeman Group, Michael was a broker at Bell Potter's European shift.

Michael holds a Diploma of Financial Markets with SIA/AFMA, and is RG146 compliant.



Jay Grauf

Jay is responsible for the generation and execution of trades across numerous asset classes with a particular focus on fixed income and foreign exchange markets. He joins the John Bridgeman Group from Aliom Pty Ltd, a privately owned proprietary trading and futures broking company, where his primary role was the facilitation and execution of institutional, high net worth and retail client orders in established futures and futures option markets.

Jay is highly proficient in trading and executing a variety of order types, including complex options and futures spread strategies on global futures markets as well as pre-arranged custom market trades. He has daily involvement in the reconciliation and management of trades and allocations, as well as risk management.

He has demonstrated extensive quantitative analysis and research used to track trading performance and manage the risk of key investments.

Jay holds a Master of Commerce (Advanced) Applied Finance, a Bachelor of Business, and is RG146 compliant.


Please Refer to Section 6.1 of the Prospectus lodged with ASIC on the 15th of March 2017 as amended by the Replacement Prospectus dated 29 March 2017 and available through this website for further information