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Meet our Private Wealth Investment Committee Members

The Investment Committee oversees the investment management strategies and key investment policies for Trustees Executors Private Wealth.

The key priority of the Investment Committee is the best interest of clients and that client assets are well managed within appropriate risk boundaries while meeting the long-term performance objectives.


Jonathan Eriksen

Jonathan Eriksen
Investment Committee Independent

Jonathan is an actuary and asset consultant who has worked in private practice for over 30 years. He has advised the New Zealand and Russian Governments on superannuation and investment matters. In 2002 he advised the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade on investment aspects of their pension reforms. In 2004 he conducted the first independent review of the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation for the Treasury.

He is past chair of Workplace Savings (the sister organisation to ASFA) and a past President of the NZ Society of Actuaries. Jonathan was an independent Trustee for the Shell New Zealand Pension Fund for seven years and a non-executive Director of Tainui Group Holdings for six years. He advises a number of Iwi funds, University Endowments, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Charitable Trusts and corporates on investment and superannuation matters.

Stuart McLaren
Chief Financial Officer, BCom, CA

Stuart has over 20 years business management and accounting experience in the service, wholesale and retail industries. He has a further 12 years involvement in product and service administration and development across various industry sectors. Stuart joined Trustees Executors in 2009 and leads the both the corporate finance and trust administration & accounting teams as well as supporting the business units in various financial matters, projects and advisory services.

Michael Ross

Justin Fox
General Manager, Private Wealth, PGDip, InterBus. ANZIFF, (Senior Assoc) CIP

Justin is responsible for leading the Private Wealth team, which includes Investments, Trust and Estate planning services. He has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services and other growth industries, most recently in the retirement sector. Justin brings wide ranging experience and a proven track record in leading large network business units, building high performance teams and delivering strong growth objectives across service distribution channels. He has extensive strategic and people leadership skills, experience in developing key commercial partnerships and is passionate about delivering a great client experience

Michael Ross

Michael Ross
Consultant - Corporate Finance and Investments, CFA

Mike has been with Trustees Executors since 2014, and previously led the investment team. He currently consults to Trustees Executors and has more than 10 years of experience in finance and investments including corporate finance and valuation roles at Ernst & Young and Contact Energy. Previously Mike spent two years in London where he worked for a global private equity fund and is a CFA® charterholder.

Fraser Hunter

Fraser Hunter 
Investment Services Manager

Fraser joined Trustees Executors in early 2015 and is responsible for leading the investment team. He and his team manage the Company's Group Investment Funds and make investment recommendations for Private Client Portfolios. Fraser has more than eight years of finance industry experience. He joined Trustees Executors after spending two years in the UK, where he worked as a business analyst for American Express. Prior to this, Fraser spent five years at Forsyth Barr as an Investment Analyst within the research team, with a particular focus on the building, property and tourism sectors.  

Chelsea Traver, CFA

Chelsea Traver
Investment Adviser, CFA

Chelsea joined Trustees Executors in June 2018 after more than five years in the financial services industry. She manages the Cash and Fixed Interest assets and is an Investment Adviser who assists clients with their Investment and KiwiSaver needs. Chelsea has a particular interest in Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and helping women to become more confident investors. Prior to joining Trustees Executors, Chelsea worked at FNZ. She is originally from the United States and worked at BNY Mellon as a Senior Performance Analyst before moving to New Zealand in 2015. Chelsea is also a CFA® charterholder and has a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Eliot Schwartfeger Investment Analyst

Eliot Schwartfeger 
Investment Analyst, MAFE, B.Com

Eliot joined Trustees Executors in April 2019 as an investment analyst and is responsible for providing company research, modelling and analysis for the Trustees Executors' Group Investment Funds. He also provides investment recommendations for portfolios across Private Wealth Advisory and Wealth Management clients. Prior to joining Trustees Executors, Eliot worked at PwC for two years in Assurance, predominantly focusing on financial services, in particular asset management businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Taxation and Accounting, and Finance; and a Masters of Applied Finance and Economics from the University of Canterbury. Eliot is also a CFA® Level III candidate.