Portfolio Manager, Credit and Spreads
Andrew Bartlett leads credit analysis at Ardea and provides deep insights around fair value, liquidity and repayment risk.
Andrew co-founded Ardea, a boutique investment manager, in 2008 with the firm now managing $10.1bn in client assets (December 2017).
Andrew’s focus at Ardea covers the entire credit risk spectrum, spanning infrastructure and public-private partnerships through to credit derivatives and Australia’s major commercial banks. Andrew is also an expert on the liquidity and credit risks posed by Australia’s State government issuers (semis). Andrew also leads Ardea’s expertise in developing innovative, outcomes-driven investment products which incorporate defensive absolute return strategies and inflation-plus objectives. Andrew represents Ardea in New Zealand and opened the firm’s office there in 2011.
Prior to Ardea, Andrew was responsible for credit investment decisions at Credit Suisse Asset Management in Australia, including the firm’s Asian fixed income credit investments. Andrew gained extensive experience as a lender and investor through roles in the corporate credit divisions of Westpac and BNP.
Andrew was awarded the CFA designation in 2006, and graduated with majors in Economics and Finance from Auckland University.