Fisher Funds appoints new Chief Investment Officer

Fisher Funds is delighted to announce the appointment of Ashley Gardyne as its new Chief Investment Officer following the decision by Frank Jasper to step down from the role.

Ashley is currently Senior Portfolio Manager – International Equities at Fisher Funds and has been part of the team for over eight years.

Fisher Funds CEO Bruce McLachlan says he’s delighted that the appointment was able to come from within Fisher’s award-winning investment team.

“While we’re obviously sad to see Frank go it is testament to his work nurturing outstanding talent in our investment team that we are able to replace him from within our own ranks.

“Ashley has been a stand-out member of our investment team generating superb results over the past eight years. His appointment to the CIO role will mean continuity of our investment approach and investment DNA infused with new energy and insights.

“Ashley will build on Fisher Funds’ already outstanding track record of investment performance which last month saw Fisher Funds become the first investment team to win both INFINZ Fund Manager of the Year award categories in the same year.

“Planning for this change has been underway for some time and I’d like to thank Frank for his work leading our investment team and we wish him all the best for the future.”

Commenting on his appointment Ashley Gardyne said “Frank has done a superb job as CIO and it’s an honour to take on the role from him. I look forward to continuing his track record of investment performance and working with the team to deliver outstanding returns to our clients.”

Ashley Gardyne will continue as Senior Portfolio Manager of Marlin Global Ltd, a New Zealand based listed investment company. His appointment as Chief Investment Officer is effective from the 1st of July 2021.

Ashley Gardyne Bio

Ashley returned to New Zealand from London in 2013 to join the Fisher Funds’ international equities team. He has eight years’ experience managing concentrated share portfolios, with the last five years as Senior Portfolio Manager for the International Growth Fund. Ashley is also responsible for managing the share portfolio of Marlin Global, an NZX listed investment company. Prior to managing the International Growth Fund, he also managed the Fisher Funds Property & Infrastructure Fund.

Prior to joining Fisher Funds Ashley spent 10 years working in the world of mergers and acquisitions, where he held primary responsibility for leading teams on acquisitions, divestitures, and capital raisings. Ashley also held a number of senior leadership roles in London, including managing the corporate finance group at RBS.

Ashley was born and raised in Southland and has a Master of Business (Finance) with Distinction from the University of Otago.

About Fisher Funds

Founded in 1998 Fisher Funds is a specialist investment company managing more than $13.5 billion for over 270,000 investors. We offer a full range of growth and income investment solutions including KiwiSaver. Our award-winning disciplined active investment approach is unique and in 2021 we were the first investment manager to win both INFINZ Fund Manager of the Year award categories in the same year. We are proudly majority-owned by the Toi Foundation meaning that the majority of our profits go towards supporting community and charitable efforts in New Zealand. Discover more at