MARKETS SPECTATOR: BTIM's Hambro vindication

BT Investment Management chief executive Emilio Gonzalez's decision to acquire J O Hambro two years ago has paid off.

When markets rally, so does BT Investment Management. BTIM’s net profit more than doubled to $22.8 million in the six months to March 31. The stock has done almost as well over the past 12 months: up 82 per cent compared to the S&P/ASX 200 Index’s 17 per cent gain. “We’re a leverage play,” BTIM chief executive Emilio Gonzalez cheerfully admits.



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