Damien Hatfield is the Head of Aura Alternative Assets and specialist fund marketer in Asia Pacific. He has operated as an independent fund marketer for the last 10 years. During that time Damien has 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. He 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).