The Alpha Vista Team

Manesh Nathoo 

Founder and CEO – Australia

Manesh Nathoo is the Founder, CEO and Executive Chairman of Alpha Vista and inventor of the Alpha Vista System (AVS).

  • 25+ years global business experience, 15 years within asset consulting with a focus on developing bespoke data analytic, risk analytic and financial models that encompass quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis approaches for alpha generation and risk management
  • 8 years spent on R&D related to AVS

Worked across numerous successful bespoke analytics platforms including:

  • Dynamic Vista Cycle, a patentable pattern recognition system for the “Forecasting of Recursive Cyclical Motions” in market and economic data
  • Development of a proprietary Exchange Traded Options (ETO) analytic with Bloomberg for volatility arbitrage
  • Development of proprietary market timing analytics

A recognised industry thought leader, having been hosted by regulators, exchanges, financial institutions and business forums to share insights on international trade, investment trends, analytics, modern securities analysis and valuation techniques.

16 years post-graduate teaching in Applied Finance at Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and later Kaplan Professional.

  • Awarded “Practitioner of the Year” by Kaplan Institute for domain expertise in asset valuation

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Cum Laude) University of South Africa (UNISA)
  • MBA (Cum Laude) Bond University, Australia
  • Fellow of FINSIA (FFIN)


John O'Shaughnessy

John O’Shaughnessy 
Co-founder & Non-Executive Director – Australia

30 years in C-Suite roles in financial services in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, UK and Europe.

    • Chair of Forticode Limited
    • Former Director of Centrepoint Alliance Limited. And Chair of company’s Global Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee as well as Chair of the Nominations, Remuneration and Governance Committee
    • Former Chair of the University of Adelaide’s International Centre for Financial Services
    • Member of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University
    • Former Chair of Elevate Australasia Limited
    • Former Director of A. T. Kearney Global Management Consultants
    • Former Director of the Australian Services Roundtable
    • Former Deputy CEO of the Financial Services Council
    • Former Director of Strategy for AMP International
    • MBA (Macquarie University)


Michael Monaghan 
Non-Executive Director – Australia

Actuary with 35 years in pensions, banking, funds management and investment consulting

  • Current Directorships include:
    • Hammond Care – Deputy Chair
    • Director of ASX listed Australian Ethical Investment Ltd
  • Past Directorships and roles include:
    • State Plus – Managing Director
    • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu – Partner
    • InTech Investment Consultants – CEO
    • Deutsche Bank – various C-suite roles in Australia and Japan
  • BA (Actuarial Studies), FIA, FIAA, FAICD


Dr Ashby Monk 
Non-Executive Director – USA

15 years’ experience within academia and as a consultant to the pension, sovereign and endowment funds industry

  • Current Directorships include:
    • Executive Director for the Global Projects Centre at Stanford University
    • Co-founder and Chairman of Long Game Savings, a personal finance company providing a gamified finance app
    • Co-founder and Chairman of Aligned Intermediary, a platform for connecting long-term investors with projects in the resource innovation sector
    • Co-founder of Real Capital Innovation (RCI), a technology company providing liquidity management tools to pension funds
    • Co-founder and Chairman of Novarca North America, a consulting and data company that does forensic analysis of the fees and costs paid by pensions to their service providers
  • Past Directorships and roles include:
    • Author of 5 books, 100 scholarly articles and 50+ peer reviewed articles
    • Coverage in The Economist, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Institutional Investor and Reuters
  • Bachelor’s in Economics (Princeton University), Master’s in International Economics (Universite de Paris I – Pantheon Sorbonne), PhD in Economic Geography (Oxford)

Dempsey Naidoo 
Non-Executive Director – South Africa

40 years’ experience as an international businessman, consultant, company founder, director and investor

  • Current Directorships include:
    • Chairman Texton Property Fund – 6 years
    • Founder and Director AI Holdings
    • Founder and Director PD Naidoo Group of Companies including PD Naidoo Financial Services Pty Ltd
    • Director N3 Toll Concession Limited – 10 years
  • Past Directorships and roles include:
    • Retired MD Africa, Mott Macdonald (after the acquisition of PD Naidoo Engineering Group)
    • Director of SA Property Association (SAPOA)
    • Mentor and impact investor with a strong focus on empowerment, FinTech, poverty alleviation and manufacturing
  • 2003 finalist EY/RMB World Entrepreneur Nomination for South Africa
  • Fellowships and Memberships of Engineering Institutions
    • ICE UK, SAICE, SAAE, GAMA and ECSA
    • Past President of CESA
  • United Nations Scholar at Kingston University, BSc Engineering

Alan Frederickson

Alan Frederickson 
Co-founder and Director – USA

International finance and strategic consulting executive with over 25 years of experience

  • Current Directorships include:
    • AF Capital Corporation – President

    Previous Directorships and roles include:

    • Aviquipo UK – Chairman
    • US Army officer and flight test project manager, designed and programmed helicopter flight simulator utilising statistical analyses of massive flight-test databases
    • MBA (Harvard), MSME (Carnegie Mellon)


Brett Boynton

Brett Boynton, CFA 
Co-founder & Director – Australia

Investment banker and private equity professional with 20 years of international experience in capital markets & corporate development

  • Current Directorships include:
    • Signature Gold – Founder and CEO
  • Past Directorships and roles include:
    • Credit Suisse Australia – Investment Banker
    • UBS London & New York – Investment Banker
    • FBR Capital – Banker Private Equity
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), MBA (Duke University)


David Barton

David Barton 
Co-founder, CFO

Over 20 years’ experience working across a broad spectrum of financial services in various financial, operational and executive management roles

  • Australian Ethical Investments Ltd – CFO
  • Morse Consulting – Senior Consultant
  • Perpetual Ltd – Divisional CFO
  • Schroders – Head of Fund Accounting
  • MMgnt (AGSM), CPA, BCom (University of Newcastle)

Stephen Rubinstein

Stephen Rubinstein 
Co-founder and Executive VP – Software Architecture

  • Over 16 years’ experience in a broad range of positions designing, developing, deploying and architecting software in multiple industries including financial services
  • Multiple executive and senior management positions in established and start-up companies
  • Designed and managed Application Development for a suite of security analysis and monitoring tools – business subsequently sold for US$30+Mn
  • MBA Coursework (Columbia University), Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Columbia University)


Jason Aptekar

Jason Aptekar 
Co-founder and VP – IT Infrastructure and Security

18+ years of Information and Infrastructure Security experience in multiple industries as acting CTO or Strategic Technology Adviser

  • Founder, The Mithril Cloud (2004+) – Managed Cloud and Infrastructure Services, Technology Strategy Development
  • Information and Infrastructure Security for multiple international Wall Street financial institutions before and after 9/11
  • Past engagements with: Cantor Fitzgerald, Jefferies & Co., CIBC World Markets, BioReference Laboratories, Kellbenx, The NY Daily News
  • Master of Fine Arts (Columbia University), B.A. (SUNY Binghamton)


Dr. Anthony Zdilar 
Head of Quant – Australia

20 years’ experience in investment quantitative research

  • GMO – Equities quant strategies, autocorrelation of signals, portfolio construction, optimisation, performance attributions, signal analysis
  • Macquarie Funds Management – Developed backtesting module and equity quant strategies
  • BARRA/MSCI – Multi-asset portfolio risk modelling, combining alphas, client support
  • BARRA/MSCI – Joint venture with Perpetual Limited to develop Australian equities quant strategy
  • CFA Charterholder, PhD in Non-Linear Fluid Mechanics (The Flow of Rigid PVC) (University of Sydney), BE in Mechanical Engineering with Honours Class 1 and University Medal (University of Sydney), BSc with Distinction, Majors in Computer Science and Pure Mathematics (University of Sydney)

Alpha Vista Advisory Board

David Hartley

David Hartley 

Senior Board Advisor (Institutional Engagment and Investment Strategy)

  • Current Directorships and roles include:
    • Director and Chairman of Investment Committee – Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund
    • Senior Investment Counsel – NSW State Super
    • Investment Advisory Committee Member – NSW Trustee & Guardian
    • Investment Committee Chair – University of Sydney Student Managed Investment Fund
  • Previous Directorships and roles include:
    • Chief Investment Officer – Sunsuper (2005 to 2015)
    • Director of Investment Consulting – Russell (2003 to 2005)
    • Principal and First Chief Investment Officer – Mercer (1991 to 2003)
  • GAICD and Senior Fellow of FINSIA
  • Previously, rated among 100 most influential Chief Investment Officers globally by Chief Investment Officer Magazine


Nigel Andrade

Nigel Andrade 
Senior Board Advisor (Corporate Strategy and Culture)

  • 18 years’ in management consulting with a focus on disruption and new market entry
  • Current Directorships and roles include:
    • Partner and Managing Director – AT Kearney, Australia and New Zealand
    • Global Lead Partner – AT Kearney, Proposition and Experience Labs
  • Previous Directorships and roles include:
    • Partner – McKinsey & Company, Leader of SE Asian FI Practice then Australia FI Practice
  • MBA, IIM (A); BSc Mathematics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai University (University Gold Medal)<


Michael Crawford

Michael Crawford 
Senior Board Advisor (Distribution Strategy)

  • 40 years’ experience in wholesale financial services covering funds management, investment banking and real estate investment
  • Current Directorships and roles include:
    • Director – MAC Capital Partners
  • Previous Directorships and roles include:
    • Prudential Portfolio Managers – Director


Dr Alex Johnston

Dr. Alex Johnston 
Senior Board Advisor (Big-Data and AI)

  • 19 years’ experience in emerging technology deployment within financial services, AI & big data
  • Current Directorships and roles include:
  • Head of Technical Relationship Management – Thomson Reuters
  • Current focus on Machine Intelligence and Blockchain and how it is reshaping financial tech
  • Previous Directorships and roles include:
  • Director of Client Technology, Thomson Reuters, Sydney
  • Enterprise Architect – SunGard, Sydney
  • Systems Programmer – LloydsTSB, London
  • PhD Software Engineering, Brunel University; BSc Physics, Imperial College, London


Ian Renwood

Ian Renwood 

Senior Board Advisor (Digital Transformation Strategy)

  • 25 years’ experience in technology consulting to global financial institutions
  • Current Directorships and roles include:
    • Partner and Head of Digital and FinTech – Azurium
  • Previous Directorships and roles include:
    • IBM – Digital Transformation Leader Australia & New Zealand
    • Managing Director – Arthur Anderson, CMT Singapore