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Ophir Asset Management

Ophir is a market leading Australian and global small and mid-cap equities investment manager founded in 2012 by Andrew Mitchell and Steven Ng.

At Ophir we’re all in.

We put our money where our mouth is.

As founders of Ophir, we have all our liquid personal wealth invested in the Ophir funds. We have a passion for investing in smaller companies that have the potential to one day become great companies. We limit the size of each fund to better enable us to generate superior long term investment returns. Our time proven investment process is underpinned by detailed company analysis and a rigorous meeting schedule with company management and key stakeholders.

We invite you to invest alongside us.

Andrew Mitchell & Steven Ng
Founders & Senior Portfolio Managers

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