Born and raised in Malta, Anton completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Arts in Accountancy with Honours in London. In 1981 Anton commenced his professional career with Deloitte’s in London where he subsequently gained the status of Chartered Accountant. While at Deloitte, Anton was responsible for working on the audit of many of Deloitte’s prestigious clients such as P&O Cruises Australia (P&O) and Cable & Wireless plc.
Anton immigrated to Australia in 1984 and joined the funds management industry in 1988. During the period March 1988 to April 1992, Anton was Group Investment Manager and Equities Manager of Perpetual Trustees Australia Ltd (Perpetual). At Perpetual, Anton was responsible for running Perpetual’s Industrial Share Fund as well as for the management of Perpetual’s investment team. During his time at Perpetual, the Industrial Share Fund continually outperformed in the Australian equities market and was highly rated in Money Management’s annual Australian Equity Manager Surveys for four years in a row.
In May 1993 Anton moved to County Natwest Investment Management Ltd (County) where he was Director of Industrial Equities and was a senior member of the team responsible for managing County’s $5 billion in Australian equity portfolios. In 1994, Anton moved to BNP Investment Management Pty Ltd (BNP) in the role of Senior Equities Manager where he was responsible for managing all of BNP’s Australian equity portfolios.
In 1998 Anton established Investors Mutual Limited (IML) as a specialist Australian Equities fund manager. IML has a disciplined research driven investment style and has delivered healthy consistent returns to its clients since inception. IML has won many awards since 1998 including best Australian Equities manager in 2002, 2003, 2011, 2012 and 2015.
In August 2014 IML listed QV Equities Ltd (QVE), ASX Listed Investment Company managed by IML, focused on the ex20 portion of the market, for which Anton is the co-manager of the portfolio.
IML today manages Australian equity portfolios of over $9 billion as at 30 June 2019 on behalf of a wide range of Australian institutions, superannuation funds, clients of financial planning groups and self-directed investors.