Rodney Green, formerly MD and co-founder of Treasury Group (now Pacific Current Group), has linked up with Mantis Funds. Mantis was founded by industry veterans Timothy Cheung, David Gray, and Damien Hatfield with Mark Paton as Chairman.
Mr Green joins as a board member and advisor which follows on from his previous funds management stints as MD of Treasury Group, which proved highly successful in raising funds for fund managers, and at Perpetual Investments as Chief Investment Officer and Head of the Funds Management arm.
Mantis Funds CEO, Timothy Cheung, welcomed Rodney to the new venture.
“Rodney brings a wealth of experience to our business and we are incredibly grateful to have access to his guidance as an advisor.
“Mantis Funds might be the new kid on the block, but the expertise and track records of our executive team and board represent decades of highly successful fund distribution and strategy development. Mantis Funds will differ from its rivals because we provide a full distribution and operations capability to our fund partners without extracting equity as a prerequisite.
“If we do end up with equity it will be success based and earned. In this way, the fund manager controls their business and both partners benefit from mutual success,” said Mr Cheung.
Fellow Mantis Funds founder, Damien Hatfield, echoed this sentiment.
“I am seeing more of the better-placed fund managers wanting access to marketing smarts and ideas. We are also getting a strong response to our technology which, we believe, will make seamless funds transfers and client communication a reality,” said Mr Hatfield.
Rodney has over 35 years’ experience in the industry as both a top-level executive and investor.Prior to the Perpetual role as Head of Investments (1995-2001), he worked at Citibank overseeing its entry to the Australian market and earlier with Zurich Insurance and GIO.