Robert Bishop


Robert_BishopRobert Bishop has over thirty years experience in the Law, Corporate Finance, Funds Management, Compliance and Governance, firstly in the law at leading UK lawyers Linklaters & Paines, London (1982-1986) and Allen, Allen & Hemsley, Sydney (1986-1987) and then as a stockbroker and investment banker at Ord Minnett Corporate Finance, Sydney (1987 to 1995 – Director from 1994), Robert Fleming, London (1995-1996) and, since 1998, at his Sydney based corporate finance business, First Capital Markets.


  • Law Degree, Ll.B (Hons);
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of NSW and England & Wales;
  • AFSL Responsible Manager (Responsible Entities managing financial assets, derivatives and direct real property);
  • Compliance Committees for eight fund managers (five current);
  • RG 146 compliant;
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


  • Chairing Due Diligence Committees preparing Prospectuses, Product Disclosure Statements and Information Memoranda;
  • Providing AFSL, compliance and governance advice;
  • Acting as Director and Compliance Committee Member (external and internal);
  • Project managing flotations and listings on the Australian Securities Exchange;
  • Undertaking compliance reviews for clients and ratings agency; and
  • Liaising with Regulators.

Robert is currently a Responsible Manager on two AFSLs and sits on Compliance Committees for five Responsible Entity fund managers.