Our Story

High conviction investing specialists

The Firetrail Mission

“To deliver outstanding performance for clients”

The Firetrail Story

Firetrail is an investment management boutique founded in 2018. The firm was established with a goal to align our people with our clients. Importantly, the firm is majority owned by our investment staff and the team is invested alongside our clients in the investment strategies.

Pinnacle Investment Management Limited are partners and minority shareholders in the business.

The Firetrail History

While founded in 2018, the Firetrail staff have a long successful track record of investing in equities.

Prior to establishing Firetrail, the portfolio management team including Patrick Hodgens, Blake Henricks and James Miller worked together at Macquarie for over a decade. The team were responsible for managing the highly successful Macquarie High Conviction Fund, which delivered 10.6% p.a. (after fees) from inception in November 2005 to October 2017. The Macquarie High Conviction Fund was one of the top performing Australian equity funds over the medium and long term.*

The team also has significant experience managing equity market neutral strategies, most notably the Macquarie Pure Alpha Fund. Outstanding performance, driven by stock selection, led to industry recognition including the Alternative Investment Manager of the Year Award and Market Neutral Fund of the Year at the Hedge Funds Rock awards in 2017.

*Mercer Insight