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Our Team

The team at Asymmetric Innovation Finance have extensive local and global experience in investment management, credit and equity principal investment. Their experience encompasses a full range of disciplines including credit origination, analysis, structuring, documentation and execution, portfolio construction, derivatives trading and risk management.

Anthony Shields

Managing Director

Mr. Shields has over 20 years’ experience in financial markets, starting his career at Macquarie Bank in Sydney as an equity analyst, then moving to institutional equity sales at Macquarie and later Deutsche Bank where he focused on equity and derivatives sales and trading.  Prior to Asymmetric he was the Investment Director for a family office in Sydney and Perth, and was responsible for asset allocation & portfolio management, risk management, investment and macro-economic analysis, fund manager due diligence and portfolio construction.  He currently sits on a number of private and listed company Boards and the investment committee for a family office.


Dean Stockwell

Portfolio Manager

Mr Stockwell has 30 years’ experience in financial markets, particularly in the derivatives area.  He was based in Tokyo in the early 1990s as Senior Proprietary Trader for Merrill Lynch’s Global Equity Derivatives group where he was responsible for the pricing, trading and risk management of the firm’s capital in the Asia Pacific region.  Notional size of the books managed totaled approximately $4 billion.  From 2001-2003 Mr. Stockwell was an Associate Director at a Sydney proprietary trading group.  Based in Perth, he implemented and managed the convertible arbitrage book and the firm’s capacity in debt derivatives.  Most recently he has run and managed an account for a Canadian fund of funds.

Ross Taylor

Credit Committee

Mr Taylor has had over 30 years’ experience in financial markets, principally in credit.  He has built and managed global teams for major investment banks in London, New York, Frankfurt, Singapore and Tokyo to seek, acquire, hold and distribute/exit investment grade quality assets yielding outsized returns.  Most recently he was Global Head of Illiquid Credit at Barclays in New York.  Prior to this he held positions at Deutsche Bank in New York and Tokyo and Bankers Trust in London.

Michael Webb

Director & Senior Tax Consultant

Mr Webb has 30 years’ experience in the accounting, taxation and financial industries.  He was a Director of a ‘Big Four’ accounting practice specialising in indirect taxes (including Research and Development Incentives) and continues to work in a range of sectors such as mining, agriculture, renewables, technology and pharmaceutical.  He is the founder of a successful boutique tax practice that continues to service public, listed and multi-national businesses. 


We look forward to the opportunity of discussing how we can help accelerate the growth of your business.

+61 8 9468 9598
Suite 40, 460 Stirling Highway
Cottesloe WA 6011