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Damien Hatfield joined Aura Group as Executive Director in January 2019 and is responsible for originating new mandates and the marketing and distribution of products.
For the 10 years prior to joining Aura, Damien operated as an independent fund marketer and ran his own firm, Triple A Partners. During that time he consulted and raised funds for Ascalon Capital (a Westpac Bank subsidiary), Ramius (a New York based Alternative Manager), Kapstream (a Sydney based Credit Manager), Caliburn Capital (a UK Fund of Funds Manager) and Mariner Group (a New York alternative asset fund manager).
Damien was previously responsible for the distribution of Pengana’s Alternative Strategies products and was a Director of Pengana Hedgefunds Limited. Prior to Pengana, Damien worked at Colonial First State as Head of Hedge Funds from March 2001 until 2003. Damien has substantial experience in hedge funds and managed futures, having worked with Basis Capital, Deutsche Bank (Australia), Deutsche Securities (Hong Kong), and ANZ McCaughan.
Damien was the founding Chairman of the Australian Chapter of the UK-based Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and was inducted into the Australian Hedge Fund Industry Hall of Fame for contribution to the local industry.
Damien has a Bachelor of Business Degree from the NSW University of Technology and was a Visiting Fellow of Macquarie University’s Applied Finance School.