Paul is the Head of Capital for Merricks Capital and is a member of the senior management team. As the Head of Capital, Paul is responsible for product development, investors and distribution of investment vehicles across all investor channels.
Paul has a 25-year career across investment banking, capital markets and asset management. Prior to joining Merricks Capital, Paul was the co-founding partner of Vantage Point Asset Management, a Singapore-based multi manager platform where he was responsible for the business strategy, product, investment and operations teams.
Prior to Vantage Point, Paul was a director of Prime Services distribution at Barclays Singapore from 2010 to 2015. He was also a Director at Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong and Sydney, where he was the Co-Head responsible for Prime Services distribution and relationship management across Asia Pacific. In both roles, Paul was responsible for growing the securitised lending for cross asset product, capital introductions, Asian investors, electronic trading/execution platforms, trading, operations, legal requirements and regulatory obligations.
Paul has also had significant roles at UBS in Sydney where he was responsible for platform development and account management, institutional operations and other prime services functions and commenced his career at Ernst & Young.
Peter Hogan is a Chartered Accountant with over 50 years of experience. Peter began his career at the ATO before moving into the private sector and becoming a corporate tax partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Peter currently serves as a Member of the Board of Federal Government's Regulator for tax (financial) advisors, the Tax Practitioners Board and the Advisory Board of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
Peter has also served on the Boards of a number of listed public companies on the ASX and the Singapore Stock Exchange and as Deputy Chair of Villa Maria Catholic Homes Ltd, Director & Treasurer of Edmund Rice Foundation (Australia) Ltd and is a former Board Chair of St Bernard’s College, Essendon. Peter currently serves on the Board of Don Bosco (Brunswick) Youth Foundation Inc.
John is a lawyer who started his career as a journalist with The Mercury newspaper in Hobart and the ABC, followed by a brief stint as a political staffer.
John worked in Federal Government including stints with Immigration, the Attorney General's Office and worked as an advocate in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. In 1996 John joined the National Competition Council and shortly thereafter the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). He was later promoted to the role of Director within the ACCC where he initiated the first of successful competition action against Telstra for gross misuse of market power. Subsequently the Australian Government supported John‘s secondment to the Hong Kong Government in a similar role.
In 2003 John re-joined the private sector fulfilling several leadership roles with Hong Kong Telecom, Nortel and Syngenta, where he headed the agribusinesses’ Asia Competition and Compliance operations for greater Asia including China. John continued to hold substantive property holdings including direct investments in equities and agribusiness.
In 2014, John transitioned permanently into managing the commercial property portfolio he had built. John is an avid sailor, having spent his youth sailing the Derwent River and the South China Sea.