Denis brings more than 30 years of investment experience within the Australian funds management industry to his role at Pentalpha.
Denis established Pentalpha Investment Management in July 2015 following the granting of an Australian Financial Services Licence. As founder, Denis is both the Executive Chairman and Head of Investments, chiefly responsible for investment strategy, portfolio management and the overall direction of the business.
Prior to establishing Pentalpha, Denis founded Solaris Investment Management (January 2008). From humble beginnings with $20m in seed funds under management, Denis built Solaris into a fully-independent, institutionally-endorsed Australian Equities boutique with $5 billion in funds under management across 80 major clients and a total staff of 22.
Prior to Solaris, Denis was Head of Australian Equities at Suncorp Investment Management, a position he held for more than 3 years up to December 2007. As Head of Equities at Suncorp, Denis managed an investment team targeted to deliver consistent top-quartile performance. This was achieved by increasing the risk profile of Suncorp’s active positions while implementing substantially improved portfolio risk management to reduce systemic risk.
Denis spent 20 years at Suncorp in several roles prior to becoming Head of Australian Equities, including Financials Analyst, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Equities & Derivatives Dealer and Equities Analyst.
Denis’ earlier professional career had its foundations at Coopers and Lybrand.