The Managers

Director’s profiles

 

Ruvini Fernando
Ruvini Fernando is the Director and CEO of Guardian Fund Management Limited, the Fund Management Company of the Carsons Group and a Director of The Sri Lanka Fund. Director of Guardian Acuity Asset Management Limited, a joint venture company of the Guardian Group, responsible for operating and managing licensed unit trusts. She Counts over 23 years work experience in the fields of Management Accounting, Finance, Research Analysis, Strategic Planning and Investments, within the Hayleys Group and Carson Cumberbatch Group. Ruvini was a former visiting faculty member of the Postgraduate Institute of Management in the MBA programme. A Member of the Regaining Sri Lanka Tourism Steering Committee, a key policy making forum of the government from January 2002 to January 2004. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK. Has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

 

Adrian Collins
Adrian Collins has worked in the fund management business for over 35 years, a large part of which was at Gartmore Investment Management where, latterly, he was the Managing Director. He has had a number of positions in the Fund Management industry over the years and is currently the Chairman of Liontrust Asset Management PLC and Bahamas Petroleum plc. He is also on the boards of City Natural Resources High Yield Trust plc, New City High Yield Fund and a number of other companies both in the UK and overseas.

 

Chandima Gunawardena
Chandima Gunawardena serves as a Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director of Carson Cumberbatch PLC and in most of the Carsons Group Companies in Sri Lanka and overseas. He is also a Director of Bukit Darah PLC. Since assuming Non-Executive status in the group in 2011, he serves as an advisor to the group’s Strategic Planning and Management forums in Sri Lanka and serves on Board Committees including the Audit Committees of the Group in Sri Lanka and overseas covering all operating sectors of the group. Mr. Gunawardena has over four decades of experience in varied fields of business and commercial activities and has held senior positions in Corporate, Mercantile and State Institutions. He was appointed to the Carsons Group Directorate in 1990.
He has served on the Management Committee of The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years and was a Founder Council member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) and continued to serve in the council for over 10 years. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.

 

Our Team

 

Ruvini Fernando
Please refer Directors Profiles

 

Krishna Selvanathan
Krishna Selvanathan is a Director of Carsons Management Services (Private) Limited, Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC and the Investment Sector Companies of the Carsons Group. He is also a Director of Carlsberg India (Pvt) Ltd. He holds a BA Degree in Accounting & Finance and Business Administration from the University of Kent, U.K.

 

Sumith Perera
Fund Manager, Guardian Fund Management Ltd. Has over 9 years of experience in the field of Asset Management working as a Fund Manager for CAAM Saudi Fransi LLC (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Investment Analyst for Eagle NDB Fund Management (Sri Lanka) and as a Financial Analyst for John Keells Stockbrokers (Sri Lanka). He holds a Bsc (Hons) in Economics and Business Finance from Brunel University, UK and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

 

Vibath Wijesinghe
Financial Controller of Carsons Management Services (Private) limited the management support service provider to the Carson Cumberbatch Group. He began his career at M/s. KPMG, Sri Lanka and has over ten years of experience in the fields of finance, corporate finance and auditing. He joined Carson Cumberbatch Group in 2004. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and of the Society of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He also holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Postgraduate Institute of Management – University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

 

Tharinda Jayawardana
Head of Research of Guardian Fund Management Ltd. He has over 6 years experience in investment research. Prior to joining the Carson Cumberbatch Group he worked as a financial analyst at JB Securities (PVT) Ltd. He is a CFA Charter Holder and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK). He also has a first class B.Sc (Hons) in Finance from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

 

Champa Perera
Manager – Portfolio Operations, Guardian Fund Management Ltd with over 9 years’ experience in operations, auditing, accounting and financial reporting. She worked as Finance Manager at Hada Group, Dubai & Hayleys Group and as an Assistant Manager at KPMG. Holds a Bsc Accounting (Special) in degree from University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Sri Lanka.

 

Asanka Jayasekera
Manager Research, Guardian Fund Management Ltd. He has over 6 years of experience in investment research. Prior to joining the Carson Cumberbatch Group, he worked as a financial analyst at JB Securities Ltd. He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and holds a B.Sc degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura specializing in Finance.

 

Lakmal Wickramaarachchi
Accountant, Guardian Fund Management Limited. He commenced his career at KPMG, Chartered Accountants, prior to joining the Carsons Group. He counts over six years of experience in auditing and accounting. Lakmal is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He Holds a B.Sc. Finance (Special) Degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

 

 

Guardian Fund Management – Establishing the Credentials

 

The fund managed by Guardian Fund Management Ltd, Managers of the largest private sector held equity fund in Sri Lanka.

 

  • Total Portfolio amounts to USD 213 Mn of which USD 173 Mn of funds is actively managed as at 31st Aug 2016.
  • CAGR Guardian Portfolio Vs. the market from 30/06/2011 to 30/06/2016
CAGR of the Discretionary Portfolio + 4.07% (2015/16 FY -5.94%)
CAGR of the ASPI – 1.64% (2015/16 FY -10.97%)
CAGR of the S&P SL20 – 1.47% (2015/16 FY -16.82%)

 

  • Registered as an Investment Manager with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka since 2006, and registered as underwriters.
  • Manages outsourced Clients funds over USD 73.60Mn.
  • Managing two mutual funds under Guardian Acuity Asset Management (www.guardianacuity.com) in collaboration with two leading commercial banks in Sri Lanka.

 

Manager’s Track Record-as at 30 June 2016

 

 

 

Promoted by the largest listed equity fund in Sri Lanka - Ceylon Guardian Investment Trust PLC (CGIT). CGIT is 67% held by Carson Cumberbatch PLC a listed Sri Lankan conglomerate with business interests in oil palm plantations, brewing, investments, real estate and leisure sectors, spanning across South and South East Asia.

Currently Carsons is among the top ten capitalized companies on the Colombo Stock Exchange and together with its subsidiaries accounts for 10% of total market capitalization.