Salter Brothers Emerging Companies Ltd (ASX: SB2) is a listed investment company with an Investment Portfolio focused on Emerging Companies which are predominantly Australian listed and unlisted securities with market capitalisations under $500 million at the time of the initial investment.

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Through SB2, investors gain access to:

  • A concentrated portfolio of typically 25 to 30 investments in predominantly Australian listed and unlisted securities of Emerging Companies;
  • An actively managed, fundamentals-based investment approach with a focus on capital preservation, long term capital growth and income from its investments;
  • Attractive risk adjusted returns over the long term (which the Company considers to be a period of more than five years;
  • An Investment Portfolio that is compositionally different to the ASX-Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index;
  • An Investment Portfolio which is compliant with the requirements of the SIV Regime;
  • The Investment Team of Salter Brothers Funds Management that have experience investing in listed and unlisted companies in Australia and overseas

Experience, Scale and Track Record

Salter Brothers Emerging Companies Ltd will leverage the people, resources and relationships of Salter Brothers, which manages over $3 billion in assets and has extensive experience investing in listed and unlisted companies globally.

About the Investment Team


Salter Brothers Funds Management Pty Ltd, a corporate authorised representative of Salter Brothers Asset Management (AFSL number 308971) has been appointed to manage the Investment Portfolio of the Company. The Manager was founded in 2015.

The Board believes that its Directors and the Investment Team together have the required experience and expertise in funds management, listed and unlisted equities and corporate governance.

Investment team

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Gregg Taylor
Investment Director
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Gregg has over 25 years of investment experience across global markets, covering most industrial sectors with a focus on technology enabled business models. He is highly entrepreneurial and has founded and led various businesses across multiple sectors. Combining his institutional investment experience and operational roles, Gregg has spent the last 10 years deploying his unique investment strategy applying active management to a concentrated portfolio of private and public emerging growth companies.

Currently the Director of Equities at Salter Brothers, Gregg’s other investment experience includes roles at Bombora Investment Management, Blue Ocean Equities, Schroders Investment Management, Wilson HTM and Citigroup.

Gregg is also an experienced ASX Director across multiple sectors holding roles including Non-Executive Chairman, Non-Executive Director, Head of Audit & Risk Committee and Head of Remuneration & Nominations Committee.

Gregg holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Economics and Finance from the University of Wollongong and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

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Tineyi Matanda
Investment Director
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Tineyi is the Investment Director for the private equity and venture capital funds, with over 17 years of global experience his role covers the investment origination, assessment, transaction execution and post investment and strategic management of operational companies.Tineyi is currently Non-Executive Director of various companies working closely with boards and senior management of portfolio companies to create value. His role also involves management of various stakeholders from management, board, investors to regulators.

Previously a Non-Executive Director of various other companies including AirService and ChefGood assisting the company with its national expansion strategy and securing growth capital. He has also been a board member of various non-for-profits across Multiculturalism and Diversity. Prior to working at Salter Brothers, Tineyi worked at PwC in middle markets merger & acquisitions, strategy and transaction services group. He started at PwC in the Financial Services Assurance, Risk and Audit Group spending time working in New York.

Tineyi holds a Bachelor of Finance, is a Chartered Accountant and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.

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Francis Crossle
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Francis is a 3rd year student at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) studying a Bachelor of Business majoring in Finance with sub-majors of Economics & Accounting in Practice. He will support the team with company research and financial modelling.

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Keegan Cuolahan
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Keegan joined Salter Brothers in the Operations team in the role of Investment Operations Analyst. He has recently transitioned into our Equities team in an analyst role researching listed and unlisted companies.

Prior to Salter Brothers, Keegan was working at Maddocks Lawyers as a Client Services Administrator, where he gained experience in trust funds including administration, adhering to regulations, reconciliations and handling internal and external client requests. Prior to that Keegan gained customer service, finance and administration experience in banking and financial services.

Keegan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and recently completed a Masters in International Finance.

Our Board

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John Vatovec
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John Vatovec has over 37 years’ experience in equity capital markets, hedge funds and portfolio management. John has a long-established network in Australasia amongst corporates, investment banks, hedge fund managers and family offices.

John commenced his career at Prudential Portfolio Managers progressing through various analyst and senior portfolio management roles, before moving to Macquarie Bank where he held senior roles within Macquarie Equities. John was responsible for launching and building Macquarie’s Asian equity broking business as well as being responsible for global Hedge Fund client management. John then moved to Lowy Funds Group as a Senior Fund Manager and Investment Committee member for six years, before being appointed a Non-Executive Director of Van Eyck 3 Pillars, a listed investment company.

John then established MAP Capital Advisors NSW where he has been involved in numerous capital raising and advisory mandates.

John holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance from the University of NSW, is a graduate of FINSIA, and holds FINRA Qualifications (Series 7, 24 and 63).

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Robert Salter
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Robert is a Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Salter Brothers and has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry.

Prior to co-founding Salter Brothers, Robert was a Senior Investment Advisor at Macquarie Bank Limited. He provided investment advice to high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals in the Asia Pacific region, encompassing asset allocation, structuring and investment selection. Before this, he held similar roles as a Director with UBS Wealth Management and also at Merrill Lynch Private. Prior to his career as an investment advisor, Robert worked overseas, principally in Switzerland, as the Deals Desk Head for the Metals and Minerals Division of Trafigura Beheer BV, a physical commodity trader. Robert was responsible for the management of the Global Derivatives book encompassing both the hedging of physical price risk and all proprietary trading activities.

Robert is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Melbourne), is PS146 Accredited and was an Accredited Derivatives Advisor Levels 1 & 2 with Macquarie Equities.

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Marcos Marcou
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Marcos has over 30 years’ experience in leading and advising on mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, governance, private equity raising and investments. Marcos has held a number of senior management positions in the telecommunications, technology and resources sectors with Benchmark Factory – NASDAQ:DELL (USA), SpeedCast – ASX:SDA (Hong Kong), Damovo-Ericsson – NASDAQ:ERIC (Australia) and Deloitte Consulting (Australia & Hong Kong) specialising in corporate strategy, and mergers and acquisitions. Recently, Marcos also held the role of Executive Director and Company Secretary at Kazakhstan Potash Corporation Limited (ASX:KPC). Prior to this, Marcos was joint founder and Director of MAP Capital Advisors, a boutique corporate advisory and funds management business.

Marcos holds a Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne) and a Master of Business Administration (Swinburne University of Technology).

Company Values


Demonstrates a willingness to collaborate with others as opposed to working independently. Collaboration requires focusing on team, as well as individual goals, and actively assisting group and contractor team members towards the achievement of common goals.

Creativity and Innovation

Approaches work with creative flair and innovative, intelligent problem solving. Demonstrates an entrepreneurial mind-set.

Responsibility for Outcomes

Operates with a high degree of autonomy and is effective under pressure. Takes responsibility for outcomes across the business and specific areas of management.

Relationship Focus

At all times has a focus on building strong professional relationships with investors, clients and other stakeholders. Is sensitive and aware of their needs and ensures that they are communicated with in a respectful but assertive (where required) fashion, with the goal of building a mutually beneficial relationship. Has an ability to work within a variety of situations, groups or individuals.

Corporate Values

Always work to the highest possible standard. Focuses on return to investors. Displays respect and professionalism in dealings with all people – colleagues, investors, clients, suppliers and other stakeholders. Focuses on what is the right thing to do and ensure procedure and processes allow us to demonstrate this to regulators.

Concern for Quality and Standards

An underlying drive to minimise risks and eliminate errors through constant monitoring, checking and compliance with standards and documentation. This includes an attention to detail and the ability to plan, organise, prioritise, schedule, monitor and control work in the short and long term.


Share Price

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Salter Brothers Funds Management have experience investing in listed and unlisted companies in Australia and overseas.