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Research Analysts

Our award winning Research team strives to deliver the best possible research, to keep advisers and clients informed of changes in the market by identifying investment opportunities or risks that may impact investment portfolios.

Private Wealth Research

Mark Lister

Head of Private Wealth Research Moreless

Disclosure Statement

Mark is Head of Research for Craigs Investment Partners Private Wealth division. His team is responsible for all of the asset allocation, strategy and portfolio recommendation decisions for Craigs clients.

Mark has been with the company since 2004. Over this period he has covered the property sector and smaller companies as an equity analyst, before moving into his current role, where his focus has moved to encompass economic analysis and investment strategy.

Before joining Craigs, Mark worked in the electricity sector for a number of years holding various analytical roles. He holds a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Waikato with a major in Finance.

Mark has a regular presence in the business media, and spends time across the country speaking with business people, investors and clients.

Reg Montgomery

Large Mandates Adviser Moreless

Disclosure Statement

Reg’s current role at Craigs is in assisting the network to manage and report on a number of our large investment mandates. This includes helping to prepare investment proposals and presentations for client or trustee meetings. Reg also manages several large investment accounts. Prior to the establishment of Quay Street Asset Management, Reg was responsible for the management of the Craigs PIE funds.

Reg has over thirty years of investment experience, the last eight years at Craigs. Prior to joining Craigs, Reg worked at BNZ Investment Management for 13 years in a variety of roles from Research Analyst to Portfolio Manager. Reg holds a BCA from Victoria University and is a member of INFINZ (Institute of Finance Professionals NZ).

Robert Blews

Senior Research Analyst Moreless

Robert has been working in global equity and fixed income markets for the past 11 years.  In his current role as a senior research analyst he is responsible for global equities and is a member of the Craigs Investment Partners Investment committee. 

In his prior role at Rank Group Ltd he managed a US investment grade bond portfolio and worked as a senior research analyst helping to identify leveraged buyout opportunities in the US and Europe.  Before coming to New Zealand, Robert spent four years working as a Senior Research Analyst at Penn Capital Management in Philadelphia focusing on US small to midcap equities and high yield and distressed corporate bonds.

Robert has completed a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and is a CFA charterholder. 

Michelle Perkins

Senior Research Analyst Moreless

Disclosure Statement

Michelle has 17 years experience in financial markets. She is a Senior Research Analyst at Craigs Investment Partners and sits on the Craigs Investment Partners Investment Committee.

Michelle is currently responsible for the groups strategic asset allocation and quantitative analysis.  In her previous roles, Michelle focussed on the coverage of overseas equities, including direct global equities, investment trusts and exchange traded funds, and smaller company and aged care research in New Zealand. She was named best healthcare analyst between 2006 and 2009 at the INFINZ Industry Awards.

Michelle holds a BMS (Finance) with first class honours from Waikato University.

Peter Ball

Research Analyst Moreless

Peter Ball joined Craigs Investment Partners in 2011.  He is a Research Analyst in the Private Wealth Research Department specialising in direct global equities, investment trusts and exchange traded funds. 

Prior to joining Craigs Investment Partners Peter worked at BDO Gisborne as Assistant to the Manager of their investment advisory department which provides specialised investment advice and portfolio management to retail and wholesale clients. 

Peter has a Bachelor of Management Studies majoring in accounting and finance from Waikato University. 

Roy Davidson

Research Analyst Moreless

Roy joined Craigs Investment Partners in October 2014. His research primarily covers New Zealand and Australian equities.

Prior to joining Craigs, Roy worked at the Commerce Commission in Wellington in an analytical role focusing on the economic regulation of electricity networks.

Roy holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Lincoln University and a Bachelor of Business Analysis (Honours) from the University of Waikato with majors in economics and accounting.

Nachi Moghe

Research Analyst Moreless

Nachi Moghe joined Craigs Investment Partners in May 2016  as an Equity Research Analyst, responsible for covering smaller companies.  He has 17 years of equities experience covering diverse markets and sectors. 

Prior to joining Craigs, Nachi worked as an Equities Research Analyst at Morningstar Research for nine years covering a wide range of New Zealand companies. Before that, he was as an equity analyst covering US industrial stocks at Chicago based Zacks Investment Research. 

Nachi has an engineering background and is also a CFA charterholder.

Institutional Research

Grant Swanepoel

Head of Research

P: +64 9 926 2243
M: +64 21 909 959

Grant relocated from South Africa and joined Craigs Investment Partners in 2009 as Senior Research Analyst covering the Utilities and Energy Sector. He was appointed as Head of Research at Craigs Investment Partners in 2010. Grant has been selected as finalist for the INFINZ Analyst of the year awards in 2013 and 2014 and was, for over a decade, one of South Africa's top-rated analysts in the Beverage, Luxury Goods and Tobacco sector. Grant is a qualified Civil Engineer and holds an MBA.

Adrian Allbon

Research Analyst Moreless

P:  + 64 9 969 1070
M: +64 21 945 251

Adrian joined Craigs Investment Partners in October 2014. Prior to joining Craigs, he worked as an Executive Director in the Global Investment Research team at Goldman Sachs New Zealand for eight years. Previously, he has held roles in the Business Risk Services and Mergers and Acquisitions teams at Ernst & Young.

He received a number of IFINZ Sector Industry Awards during his time at Goldman Sachs including: 1st - Industrial/Manufacturing, 2nd - Financials/Investment, 3rd - Telecommunications and 3rd - Agriculture & Food in 2014.

Adrian holds a B.E. and B.Com from the University of Auckland and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

P: +64 9 358 7531
M: +64 21 935 942

Stephen Ridgewell joined Craigs Investment Partners in November 2012 as an Equity Research Analyst. Prior to joining Craigs, he worked as an Equities Research Analyst at Macquarie Securities for five years.

+ 64 9 924 0501

Mohandeep joined the Institutional Research team in May 2015. Prior to this, Mohandeep spent a number of years as a Research Analyst in the Craigs Investment Partners Private Wealth Research Department. Mohandeep has a Bachelor of Business Analysis majoring in Economics and Marketing from the University of Waikato.

Matt Peek

Research Analyst Moreless

+ 64 9 926 9549


Matt joined the Craigs Institutional Research team in January 2016 following a year of travel. Before this, Matt worked in Investment Banking at Macquarie in Auckland for nine years (2006-2014), covering M&A and ECM across a wide range of industries. Prior to this, Matt worked for management/strategy consultancy LEK Consulting in Sydney.

Joshua Dale

Research Assistant Moreless

P: +64 9 926 2245
M: +64 21 129 7997

Joshua joined Craigs Investment Partners in June 2014. He has a Bachelor of Science (First class honours) in statistics and a Bachelor of Commerce in finance from the University of Auckland, and has also passed all three levels of the CFA program.

Joshua has previously worked for Goldman Sachs as an intern in the Investment Banking Division.

Michael Townshend

Research Assistant Moreless


Michael joined Craigs Investment Partners in January 2015. He is a graduate of the University of Auckland with a First Class Honours degree in Finance and Economics. He was also an intern at the New Zealand Superannuation Fund during summer 2013/14.