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Matthew Goodson

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager

Matthew has more than 25 years experience in the finance sector. Matthew is a Director and Shareholder of Salt and a Portfolio Manager for the Salt NZ Dividend Appreciation Fund, Enhanced Property Fund and Long Short Fund and Salt's wholesale funds. 

Matthew started his career as an Economist with Garlick & Co from 1993-1995 before becoming Head of Research from 1995-1997. He then spent seven years in New York working for BZW and Goldman Sachs JB Were as Director, Wholesale Equities before returning to New Zealand in 2004 to work for First NZ Capital also as Director, Wholesale Equities until 2009. During this time Matthew also managed a long short fund for First NZ Capital from 2006-2008. Immediately prior to founding Salt, Matthew was employed for over four years as a Portfolio Manager at BT Funds Management (NZ) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Westpac Financial Services Group Limited.

Matthew has a Bachelor of Arts degree and Masters in Commerce and Administration (First Class Honours) from Victoria University of Wellington and is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

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