Judith Neilson is the ex-wife of billionaire Kerr Neilson and is now a billionaire herself. She holds a stake in international equities manager Platinum Asset Management, founded in 1994 by her former husband.
She’s also reported to have her own property portfolio.
The Zimbabwe-born former graphic designer is founder and director of Sydney’s White Rabbit Gallery, which showcases one of the world’s biggest collections of contemporary Chinese art post-2000. She’s building another Sydney art gallery and a performance space called Phoenix.
It is unclear whether Judith Neilson is self-made, bearing in mind that her ex-husband, Sydney billionaire and investment banker Kerr Neilson, 70, is preparing to hand over a slice of his $3 billion Empire to her in a messy divorce settlement.
Will Judith Neilson disinvest from her exhusbands fund and set up her own investment fund?
Judith Neilson is Australia’s richest woman. She is the first female investor billionaire with a net worth of $1.5 (2018)
Judith’s ex-husband’s fund, Platinum Asset Management Limited is a Sydney-based fund manager specializing in investing in global equities.
The fund seeks to invest in undervalued securities of companies located anywhere in the world. It’s core investment style; “we seek out companies whose true worth and prospects are yet to be fully recognized by the market. Past performance shows that our approach is one that has worked in different economic climates and withstood the test of business cycles.”
Investors can either chose a portfolio with a general global exposure or a more tailored exposure to a geographic area or particular industry group.
We seek out companies whose true worth and prospects are yet to be fully recognized by the market – Platinum Asset Management Limited
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She was dusting as billions rolled in –
headlines in Sydney when Judith Neilson suddenly found herself one of Australia’s richest women
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