Clime Australian Value
Fund Summary


Direct Investors

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Clime Australian
Value Fund

The objective of the Fund is to provide consistent capital growth and a growing level of income over the medium term (3 – 5 years) by investing in securities listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.


Direct Investors

Investing Methodology

Clime seeks to identify high quality securities issued by businesses which contain most if not all of the following characteristics:

  • A competitive advantage, leadership within a specific niche and a sound track record
  • Financial strength, high levels of profitability and margin
  • Low financial leverage
  • Relatively low capital requirements allowing a business to generate cash while growing
  • Highly capable management team aligned with creating shareholder value
  • Companies that can deliver genuine sustainable long-term growth
  • Investments that can be purchased at appropriate prices

Fund Performance

Clime Australian Value Fund (Retail)6.6%-7.1%-6.1%6.4%3.1%5.6%
Clime Australian Value Fund (Wholesale)6.6%-7.1%-6.0%6.5%3.2%4.4%

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Portfolio Manager

  • Adrian Ezquerro

Adrian Ezquerro

2020-02-06T10:59:20+11:00Head of Investments|

With expertise in investment management, Adrian is focused on the delivery of strong risk-adjusted returns for clients. He joined Clime Investment Management in 2007 and is now responsible for the management and overall performance of Clime’s investment strategies, representing gross funds under management in excess of $1 billion.

Adrian’s role includes the identification and evaluation of investment opportunities across a broad range of sectors and market cap segments. His prior investment management roles at Clime have included Analyst, Senior Analyst and Portfolio Manager – Smaller Companies. He was the Founding Portfolio Manager of the Clime Smaller Companies Fund, having seeded the fund and overseen its growth and significant success since inception. Adrian also developed and implemented the Clime Quality Score, a quantitative filter used to rank All Ords constituents.

Formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wollongong, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance from Kaplan Professional and a Graduate Certificate of Sports Management from the University of Canberra.

Adrian retains a healthy passion for sport, having previously played cricket in England and locally for Illawarra (Captain), North Sydney (VC), Sutherland, NSW Country & Australian Country.


  • Ronni Chalmers

Ronni Chalmers

2020-02-05T09:13:59+11:00Investment Director|

Ronni founded the business which became Clime Australian All Cap Equities Fund and was the CIO and owner of the business when it was purchased by Clime in July 2017. Ronni has 38 years’ experience in Portfolio Management, Stock Analysis, and asset management businesses including;

  • 2003 – 2013 Chief Investment Officer, FSP Equities Management Limited, subsidiary of ANZ
  • 2001 – 2003 Investment Director, PSG (Aust) Funds Management Limited, partnership with PSG Investment Group, South Africa’s fifth-largest bank.

Ronni’s previous funds management experience includes firms such as Bankers Trust and Oceanic Funds Management before forming PSG. Ronni holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Securities Institute of Australia International Portfolio Management F Fin

  • Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson

2020-01-29T15:10:41+11:00Portfolio Manager – Smaller Companies |

Jonathan has 6 years of investment experience, specialising in growth strategies. He is the Portfolio Manager of the Clime Smaller Companies Fund.

Jonathan holds Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University and is a CFA Charterholder.

  • Vincent Cook

Vincent Cook

2020-01-27T11:19:03+11:00Senior Analyst – Mid-Cap Portfolio Manager|

Vincent has 14 years’ investment experience in Australian equities, working as an analyst and portfolio manager with Clime and previously Clime Australian All Cap Equities Fund Asset Management. He is the primary analyst for mid-cap stocks at Clime and is Portfolio Manager for the High Conviction strategy.

Vincent is a CFA charter holder and holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts (German) conjoint from the University of Auckland. He also has an enduring passion for sport and exercise, having competed successfully in Australia and internationally in karate.

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Our locations


20 Hunter St,
Sydney NSW 2000

P: 1300 788 568

F: 02 8917 2155


L7, Christie,
320 Adelaide St,
Brisbane QLD 4000

P: 1300 788 568

F: 07 8917 2155


L35, Suite 6319,
600 Bourke St,
Melbourne, VIC 3000

P: 1300 788 568

F: 03 8917 2155