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The Manager 2017-07-19T09:18:46+00:00

The Company’s Investment Strategy is proposed to be implemented by the Manager, VGI Partners Pty Limited, which holds Australian Financial Services Licence 321789.

The Manager is a boutique fund manager specialising in global equities with funds under management of over $1.1 billion as at 30 June 2017. The Manager currently manages the VGI Partners Master Fund and the VGI Partners Offshore Funds (VGI Funds) and capital for approximately 250 high net worth individuals, family offices and endowment funds (together the VGI Portfolios).

The Manager was established in 2008 by Robert Luciano, and now employs a team of 9 investment personnel and 7 operations staff. The Manager’s team is based in its offices in Sydney and New York.

For more information on our team at VGI Partners Pty Limited, please go to www.vgipartners.com/our-team

The Investment Team

Robert M. P. Luciano Managing Partner
B.Com (Acc/Fin) (UNSW), M.Com (Fin) (UNSW), F Fin, CFA

Mr Luciano has over twenty years’ experience gained as a portfolio manager, equities analyst and accountant. Prior to founding VGI Partners in 2008, Mr Luciano spent five years as an Executive Director and Investment Manager with Caledonia Investments in Sydney. Prior to Caledonia, Mr Luciano held positions as a Portfolio Manager and an equities analyst at Allianz Equity Management and BNP Paribas (formerly Prudential-Bache Securities Australia). Mr Luciano commenced his career as an accountant with BDO Nelson Parkhill in 1993. Mr Luciano graduated from the University of New South Wales, with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting & Finance where he later completed a Masters of Commerce, majoring in Advanced Finance. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Mr Luciano has completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program and has been awarded the CFA Charter.

Douglas H. Tynan Partner
B.Com (Acc) (UQLD), B.Econ (Fin) (UQLD), F Fin, CFA

Mr Tynan has over thirteen years’ experience as an equities analyst and accountant. Prior to joining VGI in 2008, Mr Tynan was a Manager and Analyst within the Corporate Finance and Audit divisions of BDO Kendalls. Mr Tynan graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and a Bachelor of Economics, majoring in Finance. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Mr Tynan has completed the CFA Program and has been awarded the CFA Charter.

Robert J. Poiner Partner
B.Sc (Bio) (UQLD), M.Com (Fin) (UQLD), CFA

Mr Poiner has over nine years’ experience as an equities analyst. Prior to joining VGI in 2009, Mr Poiner was an analyst with J.P. Morgan in the Investment Banking Group. Mr Poiner studied at the University of Queensland and graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biomedical Science and a Masters of Commerce (Dean’s Honour Roll) majoring in Finance. Mr Poiner has completed the CFA Program and has been awarded the CFA Charter.