Chief Executive Officer
Stephen Clout is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Ardea and has worked in the funds management industry since 2001 with responsibilities spanning portfolio implementation, trading and client relationships.
Stephen co-founded Ardea, a boutique investment manager, in 2008 with the firm now managing over $11bn in client assets (as at March 2019).
As CEO, Stephen has ultimate responsibility for creating and implementing the strategic direction of Ardea. Stephen also oversees client and consultant relationships to ensure Ardea delivers on client expectations at all times. In support of this, Stephen also has ultimate oversight of portfolio implementation at Ardea.
Prior to Ardea, Stephen was head of portfolio construction at Credit Suisse Asset Management in Australia, with responsibility for implementation and execution across all fixed income securities and derivatives. Stephen also managed dedicated foreign exchange hedging mandates, as well as implementation for diversified and balanced portfolio strategies.
Stephen graduated with majors in Economic History and Government & Politics from the University of Sydney.