Dr. Jerome Lander Chief Investment Officer
Jerome is a highly experienced, passionate, and proven portfolio manager with specialist expertise in outcome-based and absolute return investing. He has extensive diverse experience from 25 years of investing, and an exceptional track record in both asset allocation and strategy selection, including a personal track record of 12% annualised performance over an 11-year period since superannuation Fund inception, and a 20% return from the previous diversified alternatives Fund he managed for a wealth manager (LAIF) in 2020.
Jerome is a recognised industry thought leader and asset allocator; in late 2019 he published a clear and prescient warning of the coming 2020 recession. Then, while markets were at risk in February 2020 and just before they collapsed, he flagged the severe economic and market impacts COVID-19 would bring.
He has held numerous senior investment management positions, including being Chief Investment Officer of the highly successful $12 billion Workcover Fund – which was the best performing of 100 of Mercer’s institutional clients. He was also a very successful Diversified Assets Portfolio Manager at Credit Suisse, and Head of Manager Research for Van Eyk, where he ran the top performing Australian equity multi-manager.