Who Is FC Capital?


One of Australia’s largest alternative asset managers headquartered in Sydney, Australia holding expertise across all aspects of credit, equity and property classes. FC Capital is an Australian Financial Services Licensed investment manager with a large wholesale investor base spanning HNW, Family Offices, Wealth Managers and Institutions.


Our strong executive team with over 200 years of combined relevant experience has broad origination channels delivering quality transaction flows for our wholesale and professional investors to deploy funds.

The Board

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Brad has over 23 years’ experience in financial markets, specialising in project, infrastructure, capital markets and credit based portfolio management. Brad has very strong transaction experience in structured lending and receivables management. Previously founder and managing director of ASX listed Ethane Pipeline Trust, Senior Vice President, Bankers Trust Australia and Senior Executive, SBC Australia. Brad is member of the credit and investment committee of FC Funds Management.

Brad Prout
Founder, Non-Executive Director
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JT has been involved in banking, finance and funds management activities for over 44 years. JT began managing the Howard Mortgage Trust in 1987 with assets of $8 million and oversaw its growth through the ownership of Challenger to $2.6 billion by 2003. Under JT’s leadership, Howard Mortgage Trust won the Money Management Magazine ‘Fund Manager of the Year Award’ on seven occasions. JT has a very strong credit risk management and lending background. JT was Chairman of the (then) Investment and Financial Services Association (IFSA) mortgage trust working group from 2005-2010 with total member FUM in excess of $30 billion. JT is also an experienced non-executive director and is a former honorary treasurer of the National Council of Churches in Australia. JT was awarded a Papal Knighthood in 2011 for his charitable work.

John (JT) Thomas
Non-Executive Chairman
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Darrell was a senior executive of Bilfinger Berger Australia Pty Ltd and Abigroup Ltd. He has extensive experience in the management and oversight of all the financial aspects of a company’s operations and strategy, including the preparation and interpretation of financial information for the CEO, board members (principally public company) and other external parties including investors, financiers and clients. Strong communication skills that have been delivered to all levels of the organisation and other stakeholders to ensure the company’s strategy is successfully communicated and implemented. A team builder with a no-nonsense management style focussed on achieving the company’s goals.

Darrell Hendry
Non-Executive Director
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David has over 19 years’ experience in structured finance and private equity. His most recent role prior to the establishment of the Oceana Fund was as executive director of Oceana Investments (Asia) Limited and the management of a structured credit and direct equity investment portfolio focussed on the consumer and technology sectors. Prior to joining Oceana, David spent 5 years at Investec Bank in the UK within the structured finance division. David has an MBA from ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He also holds a degree from University of Massachusetts, Amherst (cum laude), in Finance and Operations Management and a minor concentration in Economics. David is a member of the credit and investment committee of FC Funds Management.

David Lewis
Non-Executive Director

Investment Team

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Brad has over 23 years’ experience in financial markets, specialising in project, infrastructure, capital markets and credit based portfolio management. Brad has very strong transaction experience in structured lending and receivables management. Previously founder and managing director of ASX listed Ethane Pipeline Trust, Senior Vice President, Bankers Trust Australia and Senior Executive, SBC Australia.

Brad Prout
Founder, Non-Executive Director
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Christian has over 12 years of experience within financial advisory, infrastructure, real-estate funds management, investment banking and structured finance. He executed a range of large-scale cross border transactions in different asset classes such as property, infrastructure, derivatives, and private equity. Christian previously held roles at KPMG, SMBC, and Deutsche Bank.

Christian Brehm
CEO
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David has over 15 years’ experience in structured finance and private equity. His most recent role prior to the establishment of the Oceana Fund was as executive director of Oceana Investments (Asia) Limited and the management of a structured credit and direct equity investment portfolio focussed on the consumer and technology sectors. Prior to joining Oceana, David spent 5 years at Investec Bank in the UK within the structured finance division. David has an MBA from ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He also holds a degree from University of Massachusetts, Amherst (cum laude), in Finance and Operations Management and a minor concentration in Economics. David is a member of the credit and investment committee of FC Funds Management.

David Lewis
Head of Oceana Fund
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Patrick has over 10 years’ experience in investment banking and principal investment with a focus on the tech, telco, and media sectors. He has executed on listed and unlisted transactions across Australia and South East Asia. Patrick previously held roles at Macquarie Capital, SmartGroup Corporation Ltd and AquAsia.

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Director of Corporate Finance
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Damian has nearly 20 years of experience in banking and debt advisory, which included senior Originations, Relationship Management and Distressed Debt roles with Lloyds, FIIG Securities and Westpac Institutional Bank. Damian has successfully financed in excess of $1bn of debt across Corporate, Acquisition Finance and specialised Property transactions

Damian Speziali
Executive Director, Private Markets
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Shrikaanth has over 7 years of experience in equity research, financial modelling, investment analysis and valuation. He joined FC Capital in July 2018 as an analyst in the Corporate Finance team. Previously he worked as an Equity Research Analyst covering consumer staples, healthcare and industrials sectors in CRISIL Ltd (subsidiary of S&P), one of India’s largest financial services companies . He holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce degree and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (India). He is also a CFA Charterholder.

Shrikaanth Balasubramaniam
Corporate Finance Manager
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Kevin joined FC Capital in 2012 is in charge of all quantitative analytics, building financial models for several large scale financial transactions across a number of industries. Kevin possesses detailed knowledge in valuing different types of financial transactions, statistical analysis and risk analysis. Kevin graduated Macquarie University in 2011 with Bachelor of Commerce-Actuarial Studies and Bachelor of Science- Computer Science with GPA 3.76/4.

Kevin Cheng
Quantitative Analyst

Corporate Team

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Liz has over 20 years experience as a corporate lawyer, both in private practice and in a diverse portfolio of senior in-house and advisory roles spanning professional services, health services, education and governance advisory sectors. Previously Liz was a partner at global law firm Baker & McKenzie and in-house counsel for private equity fund manager Ironbridge Capital.

Liz Crowhurst
General Counsel
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Jo is a governance professional with 12 years of experience in various corporate governance roles across funds management, asset management and education industries.

She provides corporate governance, compliance and legal support to the business.

Jo Polles
Company Secretary & Legal Support Officer
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As Chief Financial Officer, Kevin is responsible for the accounting and finance work for the company. He has previously worked for PwC in Australia and Malaysia with over 6 years of experience in providing audit services to clients in the private equity, property and asset management verticals. Kevin has an Accounting and Finance degree from Monash University and is a member of CPA Australia.

Kevin Wong
Chief Financial Officer
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Ati is an experienced Senior Software Engineer with over 11 years’ application development experience. Ati oversees the IT development and support teams, and is responsible for the delivery and maintenance of application software on the TIQ Platform.

Ati Harsh
Head of Information Technology
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Carl’s role is to support the CFO in the finance and accounting aspect of the company. He was previously in public practice working for EY Philippines providing financial audit and review services to clients in capital markets, manufacturing, nonstock non-profit organization, leasing and retail industry. He has also worked as a general accountant of various US SME clients before joining the company. Carl is a CPA under oath in the Philippines.

Carl Santos
General Accountant