meet the team

Craig Shepherd

Chief Investment Officer

PhD (Econometrics), B.Ec (Hons Eq)

Craig has 19 years experience in the finance industry. Prior to joining First Samuel, he was a Senior Portfolio Manager and Senior Economist with JCP Investment Partners, a Melbourne-based boutique Australian equities manager. There, for ten years, he managed Australian equities (with a leaning to small caps) and helped developed the investment capability of a large team of equity professionals.

Prior to that, he was a Senior Equities Analyst at Commsec and Principal Economist with the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research.

He holds a doctorate of Philosophy and a bachelor’s degree in Economics (Econometrics) with honours, both from Monash University.

Craig is married with three children and enjoys long-distance walking, road trips, and studying emerging technologies and philosophy.