William, 26, attended the College from 1999 to 2005 along with his twin brother Andrew, before completing a Bachelor of Commerce the University of Auckland where he majored in Finance and Economics.
Through his College years, William was a keen sportsman and had a promising career ahead of him as an international triathlete. He had completed four World Championship events while he was at University before injury laid him up and he was unable to train.
He found himself reading books written by great investors, the first being a book by legendary investor Warren Buffett. ‘After that there was only one path I wanted to go down, and that was fund management,’ he said. He says he found himself hooked, and the ambition of becoming a fund manager took over from sport.
In 2010 straight after completing his university studies William joined Milford Asset Management, founded by Chairman Brian Gaynor. This year he has taken charge of Milford’s new Dynamic Fund, which invests in small and medium-sized companies in New Zealand and in Australia. His work to date on energy, property, resources and utilities has also helped boost other Milford funds.
He says for a younger investment professional like himself, he enjoys working with one of New Zealand’s largest investment teams and their wealth of experience is an unbelievable career opportunity.