Meet our Investment Managers

Craig

Craig Alexander 
Co-Head of Funds Management
Forsyth Barr

craig.alexander@forsythbarr.co.nz  |  DDI: +64 9 368 0032  |  +64 21 227 9783

Craig Alexander joined Forsyth Barr in 2013. He has over 25 years of experience spanning New Zealand’s banking, insurance and funds management industries.

As Co-Head of Funds Management, Craig is responsible for the performance of Forsyth Barr’s investment management business, which is the investment manager for an array of investment unit trusts as well as the Summer KiwiSaver scheme.

In addition, Craig is the portfolio manager of the Forsyth Barr Premium Yield Fund and Forsyth Barr NZ Fixed Interest Fund.

A member of Forsyth Barr’s Investment Committee, Craig is a commerce graduate of Lincoln University and a former board member and treasurer of the New Zealand Financial Markets Association.

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Jason Lindsay

Co-Head of Funds Management
Forsyth Barr

jason.lindsay@forsythbarr.co.nz | DDI: +64 4 914 2211 | +64 21 244 1811

Jason joined Forsyth Barr in 2019.  He has over 15 years of experience spanning New Zealand’s equity research and fund management industries.  Jason holds a BCA from Victoria University of Wellington and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and an Authorised Financial Adviser (AFA).

As Co-Head of Funds Management, Jason too is responsible for the performance of Forsyth Barr’s investment management business, which is the investment manager for an array of investment unit trusts as well as the Summer KiwiSaver scheme.

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Kevin

Kevin Stirrat 
Director/Strategy, Wealth Management Research 
Forsyth Barr

kevin.stirrat@forsythbarr.co.nz  |  DDI: +64 9 368 0069  |  Mobile: +64 27 599 2045

Kevin Stirrat joined Forsyth Barr in 2005. He has over 30 years of experience in the areas of money market research, trading and sales, liability management, fixed income distribution, balance sheet management and asset management.

Kevin is the Head of Investment Strategy for Forsyth Barr. He provides dedicated research on global macro themes for New Zealand based investors including key asset allocation implications. He has specific responsibilities for firm wide tactical asset allocation and currency hedging decisions. He also leads the investment strategy discussion within the Forsyth Barr Investment Committee.

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Rob

Rob Mercer 
Director/Equities, Wealth Management Research
Forsyth Barr

rob.mercer@forsythbarr.co.nz  |  DDI: +64 4 495 1325  |  Mobile: +64 21 958 192

Rob Mercer joined Forsyth Barr in 2001, and has worked in the financial markets since 1986. He has experience in both sharebroking and funds management, and has undertaken research roles and investment manager roles.

Rob has a BCA degree, majoring in Finance. He was formerly Chairman of the NZ Society of Investment Analysts (NZSIA).

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