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Bill Dwyer
Senior Consultant

Bill is a Senior Consultant and member of the Global Equities Research Team.

Prior to joining JANA, Bill was Head of Investments at Government Employees Superannuation Board (GESB) where he oversaw the investment team and was responsible for the management of the investment portfolio. He was previously Manager, Investments at Non-Government Schools Superannuation Fund (NGS Super).

Bill holds a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours) degree, is a CFA Charterholder and an Actuary with leadership and investment training from Columbia Business School.

Chris Cawson

Chris is a Consultant within the Property Research Team, providing investment advice and research on domestic and international unlisted and listed real estate Funds.

Prior to joining JANA in 2015, Chris worked with CBRE as a commercial property valuer specialising in commercial office and industrial valuations throughout Melbourne for institutional, banking and corporate clients.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Property) with Distinction from the Curtin University of Technology. Chris is also a Associate Member of the Australian Property Institute (API) and a Certified Practicing Valuer (CPV).  

Claire Simpson
Senior Consultant, Co-Head of Infrastructure

Claire is a Senior Consultant and the Co-Head of the Infrastructure Research Team, as well as a member of the Direct Investments Unit.

Prior to joining JANA in 2010, Claire spent four years at Access Capital Advisers in the New York and Melbourne offices, specialising in direct infrastructure investments and asset management.  Claire has also gained experience in Structured Finance in Institutional Banking at Commonwealth Bank, looking at cross-border tax financing opportunities, as well as a Senior Tax Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers specialising in corporate tax and financial services.

Claire holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA).

Cooper Young
Investment Analyst

Cooper is an investment Analyst at JANA and works with a number of JANA’s superannuation and non-superannuation clients.

Prior to joining JANA in 2020, Cooper was a Risk Analyst at the Western Australian Treasury Corporation.

Cooper holds a Master of Applied Finance from the University of Western Australia. He also completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Western Australia.

He is currently a CFA Level II candidate.

Courtney Wilder
Senior Consultant, Head of Alternatives

Courtney is a Senior Consultant and Head of the Alternative Investment Research Team at JANA. In his research role, he is responsible for leading JANA’s Alternative Investment Strategies Research team that advises traditional institutional clients on manager selection and portfolio construction across both liquid and semi-illiquid alternative and hedge fund strategies. As a Senior Consultant, he advises a number of institutional superannuation and endowment clients.

Courtney has been with JANA since 2006 and prior to his current role, he has been a member of the International equity, Australian equity and Private equity research teams within JANA in conjunction to consulting to a diverse range of institutional clients. 

Courtney is a graduate of Macquarie University with a double degree in Applied Finance and Economics and has completed the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst program.