International fund manager added to growing Plato Investment Management

SYDNEY: Plato Investment Management Limited (Plato), has appointed Dr David Allen to its investment team.

Plato specialises in managing objective-based Australian and global investment solutions such as Plato’s Global Shares Income Fund now has a team of 9 investment professionals, led by Managing Director, Dr Don Hamson.

After joining JP Morgan Asset Management in London in 2002, Dr Allen became one of the firm’s youngest managing directors, in 2009. Dr Allen launched and co-managed the €6 bn. JPM Europe Equity Plus active extension fund which achieved top decile performance for six consecutive years.  He also managed the JPM Europe Equity Absolute Alpha market neutral fund, winner of the Eurohedge UCITS Hedge Fund of the Year in 2014. He was also the Head of Research, overseeing approximately €20 bn. in funds under management. Previously, Dr Allen was a professional rugby player for Ulster Rugby and a member of the Heineken Cup squad.

Dr Allen earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Business with 1st Class Honours from the University of Technology, Sydney. In 2016, he completed his PhD at Cambridge University, focussing on portfolio construction and risk management.  

In welcoming Dr Allen to the team, Dr Hamson said: “David is a great addition to the Plato team, adding huge experience to our global equities capability.”

Plato has a highly-experienced team of investment managers with all key staff having equity in the firm, thus aligning their interests with those of their investors.


About Plato Investment Management Limited

Plato Investment Management Limited (Plato) (ABN 77 120 730 136) is an investment management firm specialising in maximising retirement income for pension phase investors and SMSF investors.

Plato was founded in Sydney by Dr Don Hamson and currently manages over $4 billion in FUM (30 June 2017). Plato is majority owned and operated by its investment staff and supported by its minority equity partner, Pinnacle Investment Management Limited, a leading multi-affiliate investment management firm. For more information please visit

Plato Investment Management Limited ABN 77 120 730 136 (‘Plato’), a Corporate Authorised Representative (No. 304964) of Pinnacle Investment Management Limited ABN 66 109 659 109 AFSL 322140, is the investment manager of Plato Income Maximiser Limited ABN 63 616 746 215 (‘PL8’).
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