Craig Bingham is the global CEO of the BFM Group, which operates as BennBridge in the UK and US, and Bennelong Funds Management in Australia. He is a highly regarded financial services executive with extensive experience in Australian and international markets.
Since joining in October 2014, Craig has fast-tracked the Group’s growth, expanding the Australian-domiciled offering from four to six boutique asset teams. In addition, Craig’s entrepreneurial drive led to the Group’s global expansion, building on the Australian business to establish Bennelong’s offshore arm BennBridge in the UK and US. This has included partnering with a further four boutiques in the UK, with plans for future growth. Under Craig’s leadership, the Group has seen assets under management and advice grow from USD 4.5 billion in 2014 to USD 13.3 billion (at 30 June 2021).
A strong advocate of creating an enviable corporate culture, Craig has ensured the global ethos is one of high performance, while retaining a focus on mutual respect, open communication and continuous curiosity.
Craig was previously the CEO of Federated Investors Asia Pacific. Prior to that, he was CEO at Portfolio Partners (which later became Aviva Investors Asia Pacific) where he was responsible for establishing and developing licensed asset management businesses in Australia, Singapore and China, and expanding a presence in Asia and the Middle East.
Craig is the Chair of AusCycling and a Non-Executive Director of the philanthropic Bennelong Foundation and the Australian Cricketers Retirement Account.