Focus.
Conviction.
Dedication.
Sustainability.
 

Our three principals have more than 80 years of combined experience in equities and share a passion for the capital markets and a common ambition to seek out unique investment opportunities. Our varied skillsets allow us to combine detailed financial analysis with broader industry and markets analysis, and to build lasting relationships with the senior managements of the companies we track and own.

INVESTMENT TEAM

ATIKRAI CHATIKAVANIJPortfolio Manager / Founder

After 10 years abroad at a British boarding school and later at university in Ohio, USA, Jeep returned home in 1984 with the original intention of serving in the Thai foreign office. But fate intervened when his then future wife told him that she was not moving to Uganda or Cambodia with him. So Jeep changed course and became a Zinc salesman during 1985-1989 before getting his start in the business as a Thai equity sales trader. He hopped around a few firms, including Phatra Securities (1990-1993) and Seamico Securities (1993-1996), before re-joining his brother during 1996-2001 at JF Thanakom Securities, where the family had a stake. After surviving the Asian financial crisis together, the brothers rebuilt the firm before it was sold to Chase Manhattan (eventually JP Morgan) in 2001. That was when Jeep saw an opportunity in the Thai market, which led him to set up The Ton Poh Fund in 2005. It is his only business and has now entered its 18th year, accumulating a total return of 1200 per cent from inception. Even at the pensionable age of 60, Jeep remains healthy and energetic and optimistic about select Thai opportunities. He is still going strong and intends to keep running the fund until at least the age of 70

 

KITTIKA LENAVATDirector of Research / Partner

Kittika (Pao) joined the team in late 2007 and became the Head of Research in 2009, and Partner in 2012. After university Pao worked in auditing and financial analysis, which led her to become an equity analyst with BZW during the 1990s. Her combined experience lends her expertise in a number of different industries, and her financial accounting skills are second to none. As Director of Research Kittika helps drive the team’s financial modelling and analysis and supports Jeep on numerous aspects of portfolio management.
 

SCOTT CHRISTENSENPortfolio Advisor / Partner

Scott joined the fund in 2018 after retiring from a 25-year career with J.P.Morgan and heritage Jardine Fleming, where he and Jeep worked together for 5 years spanning the Asian Financial Crisis. After a decade as a bank sector analyst, Scott served as J.P.Morgan’s deputy head of Asian equity research where he managed the equity product and client marketing, overseeing all aspects of the equity research process, and ran analyst training programs. He combines bottom-up and top-down analysis to support the team with overall equity analysis and stock-picking. He earned his BA degree at St. Olaf College and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Outside of fund management Scott is active in wildlife conservation, serving as a Trustee for Wildlife ACT (South Africa), and enjoys adventure cycling.
 

KANIS THIENGTHAMAnalyst

Kanis (Fame) joined the fund as an intern in 2018 while studying Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University and is now a full-time Analyst supporting the team with all aspects of equity market and stock analysis. He also coordinates Hunters' team of research assistants and drives team discussions on investment approaches. Fame is also an avid tennis player and enjoys golf.

SUNT TREEVITTAYANURUKResearch Assistant

Sunt joined the fund in 2021 as a research assistant, after graduating from Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University. Currently he supports the team by providing insights from research, data gathering, and analysis. Outside of work Sunt enjoys swimming and watching documentaries.

PEERAPAS ASSARATANAKULResearch Assistant

Peerapas (Winnie) joined the fund in 2021 as a full-time research assistant, after graduating from Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University. He assists the team with insights from research as well as data compilation and analysis. He has interests in cryptocurrency and Web 3.0 technology in general, and also badminton.

OPERATIONS TEAM

BOONCHAI CHAISAVAITPORNDealer/IT Manager

Boonchai (Chai) has been with Hunters since its beginnings in 2003. He is responsible for all dealings and settlements and helping Jeep fine-tune the portfolio to maintain target holding levels. Boonchai handles the process of marking-to-market the portfolio NAV and other performance metrics for internal management purposes. He also acts as Hunters’ IT services specialist, overseeing the hardware/software and related IT for the office.

ON-OO-SA VISITKITJAKARNOffice Manager

On-oo-sa (Yui) first worked with Jeep at Jardine Fleming before moving to Hunters in 2003 and facilitates the running of Hunters’ operations. She is responsible for all internal administration, and for duties related to client management. She is also the chief liaison with the fund’s external service providers.