About us

World-leading provider of specialist investment capabilities

Since our inception in 1988 as Colonial First State Global Asset Management, we have evolved into a global fund manager with a client base that extends across Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. We invest more than A$200 billion across equities, cash and fixed income, infrastructure and multi-asset solutions.

Our name may have changed, but as First Sentier Investors, we have the same commitment to providing world-class specialist investment capabilities.

Sentier means path. Our new name reflects our long-held commitment to following our own path – and thinking further ahead - for the benefit of our clients and the communities in which we invest.

Multiple global markets,

We work together across multiple global markets, under a number of brand names, with more than 800 employees collaborating to achieve our vision.

  • Sydney
  • Singapore
  • Frankfurt
  • New York
  • Melbourne
  • Hong Kong
  • Edinburgh
  • Louisville
  • Brisbane
  • Tokyo
  • Dublin
  • Perth
  • Paris
  • London
Our commitment to asking difficult questions, considering all angles and thinking further ahead means we see around more corners and can better protect and grow our clients’ investments.

In addition to First Sentier Investors, our brands include

Creating sustainable, long-term results

Long-term investors

Investing since 1988, we have a proven range of active investment strategies that have delivered on our clients’ return objectives over the long term. We know that investing with a long-term time horizon means we must think sustainably. Since 2007, we have been signatories to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.

Driven by curiosity

Fuelled by a desire to know more, our 16 specialist investment teams across equities, fixed income, multi-asset solutions and infrastructure have autonomously designed approaches that aim to deliver long-term risk-adjusted returns. Because we ask more questions, we see around more corners and better protect client capital.

Active, sustainable management

We are an active manager that evaluates every opportunity from the bottom up. Central to our approach is recognition of the impact environmental, social and governance factors have not only on performance, but on society. Many of our portfolio managers actively engage with companies to help reduce risks and improve governance.

We are investors who think about the future, the long-term impact of our decisions.

Curious? So are we.

Meet the people behind the brand as they take us from the investment world into their personal lives, sharing how they gain the perspective needed to invest.

When it comes to teamwork, the skills you learn on the touch footy field can be useful in managing a world-class investment capability. Peter Meany shares his secrets to success on and off the field.

Listed Infrastructure

From bustling city streets to a slice of solitude on Sydney’s harbour, Dushko Bajic takes us on a run through the factors that help him uncover growth opportunities across Australia.

Australian Equities Growth

Growing up on a farm and labouring on his father’s building sites, Danny Latham understands the value of sustainable development for the future.

Unlisted Infrastructure

This early bird has been to the gym and digested the overnight market news hours before Australian markets have opened. Tony Togher explains why discipline matters for investors.

Short Term Investments

When she’s not gleaning new perspectives from art exhibitions large and small, Dawn Kanelleas curates a portfolio of Australia’s best up-and-coming companies.

Small Companies

Kej Somaia knows that a tried and tested recipe can always be enhanced by working together and using quality ingredients – and it’s no different in the investment world.

Multi-Asset Solutions