The Manager

Fisher Funds

"We are stock-pickers and regard ourselves as business owners rather than share market investors. We believe that there will always be companies that will do well, irrespective of the economic or market environment. We are constantly searching for such businesses."

Specialist Investment Manager

Fisher Funds is a specialist New Zealand investment manager applying its unique stock selection approach with the objective of building portfolios of quality, growing investments. Fisher Funds was established in April 1998 and launched its first retail fund in August of the same year.

One of New Zealand's largest and most experienced investment teams

Fisher Funds "best of breed" approach ensures that you benefit from experienced, informed decision making by seasoned professionals, with a team of sector Portfolio Managers and Analysts who work closely together in applying Fisher Funds' successful investment approach in New Zealand, Australia and around the world.

Proven success with a research-intensive investment process

Fisher Funds' investment process centres on in-depth business analysis and first-hand company research — "kicking the tyres" of companies by visiting management in factories, offices or laboratories before investing. Investors will benefit from Fisher Funds' expertise in analysing companies, assessing management and selecting and constructing a portfolio of shares.

The quality of Fisher Funds' investment process has been proven through achieving superior returns to relevant market indices and industry peers in New Zealand. They have been acknowledged consistently over the years by the investment management industry and have been the proud recipient of a number of awards.

Ashley Gardyne

Ashley Gardyne

Senior Portfolio Manager

Ashley is responsible for managing the international equity portfolios and joined the team in May 2013. Prior to joining Fisher Funds Ashley spent 10 years advising infrastructure and private equity funds on acquisitions and divestments. Ashley started his career with ABN AMRO in New Zealand before moving to the UK where he held a number of investment banking roles, including responsibility for the corporate finance group at RBS in London. Ashley is married and has two children.

chris waters

Chris Waters

Senior Investment Analyst

Chris joined Fisher Funds in October 2014 to focus on researching companies for the international equity portfolios. Prior to Fisher Funds Chris worked in corporate finance, most recently as an Associate Director at KPMG Auckland where he worked on a number of prominent transactions and IPOs. From 2007 to 2013 Chris was based in London working in the corporate finance teams at accounting firms PwC and BDO, where he was responsible for the valuation of European private companies across a range of industries. Chris enjoys spending time out on the sports field and golf course, and these days can also be found hosting tea parties for his young daughters.

Harry Smith

Harry Smith

Senior Investment Analyst


Harry joined Fisher Funds in December 2017 and is responsible for researching and analysing international companies. Prior to joining Fisher Funds, Harry spent 9 years working in wholesale trading and investment management in London and Washington DC before returning to New Zealand. Harry enjoys getting into the outdoors and is an avid runner with a penchant for duck shooting. Harry is a CFA charter holder.