Dawn Kanelleas is a senior portfolio manager in Australian equities at Colonial First State Global Asset Management. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, she was a portfolio manager at Aberdeen Asset Management. Dawn has over 15 years of investment industry experience as a broker and fund manager. She graduated with a BSc (1st class Hons), a PhD in Chemistry and a diploma in Applied Finance.
To provide long-term capital growth by investing predominantly in small Australian companies. The option's strategy is to not seek any particular style bias, such as to growth or value, but to consistently add value through the investment cycle by investing in small companies that have been mispriced by the market. Suitable mispriced companies are identified by superior research, a very high number of company visits and a proprietary database to analyze company financials. The option predominantly invests in Australian companies and therefore does not hedge currency risk.