The Contact Story

In 1933, Mr MCG Claveranne, a Sydney accountant and Mr D Lewis, a Randwick trainer, formed a racing partnership by purchasing the colt “Contact” for 150 guineas (~£160). Over the next three years, Contact would net the partnership almost £6,000, culminating in victory at the 1936 Sydney Cup after running 4th in the 1935 Melbourne Cup. Messrs Claveranne and Lewis co-owned a number of other racehorses together and formed a very successful partnership over many years.

Max Claveranne was Tom Millner’s Great Grandfather and Danny Lewis was Will Culbert’s Great Grandfather.

In 2016 Contact Asset Management was established as an innovative investment manager, implementing a set of principles honed over many generations. We focus on developing strong relationships with our clients and invest alongside our shareholders, managing unique products to create long-term wealth.

Contact is wholly owned by its founders Tom Millner, Will Culbert and Washington H Soul Pattinson – Together we are committed to investing for better outcomes.

Our Partner

Washington H Soul Pattinson (SOL:ASX), is a 20% shareholder in Contact and Australia’s second oldest publicly listed company. SOL has compounded capital at 17.6% p.a. for 40 years and has never failed to pay a dividend since listing on the ASX in 1903.

Our Experience

Chairman of SOL and Contact, Rob Millner is the 4th Generation family member of the Group and Tom Director of SOL and Co-Portfolio Manager at Contact is the 5th. Co-Contact Portfolio Manager, Will Culbert, has over 20 years experience in the industry. Rob, Will and Tom have worked together now successfully for the last 6 years running 3 portfolio strategies. Their results from managing businesses and portfolios has been very successful.

Contact Asset Management History