Why Kardinia

Kardinia Capital is a boutique asset manager investing in Australian equities via a lower volatility, long/short strategy.

We aim to generate consistent positive returns in all market conditions, with an overarching philosophy of capital protection. The strategy gives investors variable exposure to the equity market, with the flexibility of lower volatility than the market and minimising losses in drawdowns.

As a result, the strategy is suited to investors with a reasonable tolerance for risk who want to participate in equity market returns but don’t want to risk losing too much money in doing so.

This could particularly benefit those in or close to retirement. Over time, exposure to the equity market provides growth – but when markets dislocate, retirees are in an especially vulnerable position as they have a shorter time horizon in which to recover any potential losses.

Kardinia is wholly-owned by the team, who also invest significantly in the strategy – ensuring our goals are aligned with those of our investors. The Kardinia strategy was incepted in 2006 and is managed by Kristiaan Rehder and Stuart Larke, supported by Mark Burgess. Between them, they have a combined 85 years of experience in stock picking and managing money for clients.

Added to that, we’re a small, nimble business, which allows us to make decisions quickly to adapt to changing market conditions. We have genuinely collaborative and curious minds, and are driven by the reward of discovering new opportunities as well as continual learning and improvement.