Stephen Walsh

Stephen joined 8IP in February 2013. He is a Principal and Director of the firm. He has portfolio management responsibility for the 8IP Australian Small Companies Fund and the 8IP Australian Small Companies Portfolio.

Stephen has over 30 years of experience, having started his career at Lloyds Merchant Bank in London in 1987. He moved into Management Consulting with LEK Consulting, advising corporations on corporate strategy and M&A.

Stephen returned to financial markets in 1996, initially at Credit Agricole WI Carr Securities in Indonesia and Singapore. He led Consumer Sector Research across Asia ex-Japan and was ranked number one Consumer Analyst in the region in all major surveys. Moving to Australia in 2000, Stephen joined Macquarie Bank’s Equities Research division in Sydney as Division Director leading Australian Banks Research.

Stephen has spent 25 years working in markets around the world and had 15 years direct experience in Australian small caps. In 2005, he joined small cap specialist broker/ funds manager Wilson HTM as Head of Research. He was promoted to Head of Equities with responsibility across Equities Research, Institutional Sales and Corporate Finance / Equity Capital Markets.

Stephen is a significant shareholder in 8IP. He holds a Bachelor and Master of Arts from Cambridge University, and an MBA from INSEAD, where he held a Louis Franck Scholarship.