Investing in the future

As a family office, Artemis operates with an eye on the long term. We focus on building partnerships with management teams and investors who share our values and investment philosophies.

This patient, sustainable approach seeks to provide financial surety of both family and philanthropic pursuits through Artemis’s related entities Masfen Securities and the Masfen Foundation.

Built on family

From the start, Artemis has been about family.

Soon after Peter Masfen divested his interest in the Montana Group, he was joined by Anatole Masfen and Raphael Yan to establish Artemis in 2002. The company and its entities represent the interests of Anatole Masfen, Peter Masfen and Eugénie Masfen-Yan.

Since its inception Artemis has made long-term investments with holdings across diversified sectors including energy, utilities, healthcare, technology, agriculture, insurance and industrial.

Led by deep expertise

Peter H. Masfen (CNZM)

Chairman

Anatole G.H. Masfen

Managing Director, M.Com (Hons)

Raphael W.W. Yan

Managing Director, B.Com/LLB

Philip Talacek

Investment Manager, PhD/BCom

Long term relationships and results

As a family, we care about long-term results, which means we look for opportunities to support quality management teams and business models. This means our capital deployment is flexible and we can accept volatility, differing liquidity and duration risk to achieve our targeted returns.

With a portfolio diversified across industries, geographies and asset classes, we focus on compounding returns.

Building effective partnerships

Where applicable the goal is to create effective long-term partnerships with similarly minded investors and business management teams, in the following areas:
  • Listed and unlisted debt,
  • Listed and unlisted equity,
  • Private equity and venture capital, and
  • Alternative strategies including hedge funds.
We rarely directly invest in early-stage companies.

As a family, we care about long-term results, which means we look for opportunities to support quality management teams and business models. This means our capital deployment is flexible and we can accept volatility, differing liquidity and duration risk to achieve our targeted returns.

With a portfolio diversified across industries, geographies and asset classes, we focus on compounding returns.

Building effective partnerships

Where applicable the goal is to create effective long-term partnerships with similarly minded investors and business management teams, in the following areas:
  • Listed and unlisted debt,
  • Listed and unlisted equity,
  • Private equity and venture capital, and
  • Alternative strategies including hedge funds.
We rarely directly invest in early-stage companies.

Philanthropy and ESG

Underpinning our investment work is a passion for giving back and supporting our communities.

Masfen Foundation

Established by Peter Masfen and his wife Joanna, the Masfen Foundation is a registered charity that supports a wide base of activities, including education, health and communities, sports and arts. The Artemis team has grown the Masfen Foundation charitable portfolio into a significant fund, supporting ongoing initiatives that sustain and grow our community.

Investing for good

Both through our Foundation portfolio and the broader family investment portfolio our guiding philosophy is to invest in entities that are sustainable and responsible. We evaluate this with in-depth and considered analysis that, like all our investments, prioritises long-term outcomes.
Underpinning our investment work is a passion for giving back and supporting our communities.

Masfen Foundation

Established by Peter Masfen and his wife Joanna, the Masfen Foundation is a registered charity that supports a wide base of activities, including education, health and communities, sports and arts. The Artemis team has grown the Masfen Foundation charitable portfolio into a significant fund, supporting ongoing initiatives that sustain and grow our community.

Masfen Foundation

Both through our Foundation portfolio and the broader family investment portfolio our guiding philosophy is to invest in entities that are sustainable and responsible. We evaluate this with in-depth and considered analysis that, like all our investments, prioritises long-term outcomes.

Peter H. Masfen (CNZM)

Chairman

Chairman Peter H. Masfen brings his long and respected business experience to Artemis. An accountant by training he has a lifetime of experience in investment markets and business management and direction. In 2002 he was inducted into the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame and in 2016 awarded a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business and philanthropy.

Peter’s perseverance, teamwork and integrity is well illustrated by his involvement in the sport of rowing where he represented the country at the Olympic Games and World Championship competitions.

Anatole G.H. Masfen

Managing Director, M.Com (Hons)

Anatole co-founded Artemis Capital. He spent eight years in senior positions in pricing, revenue management and systems implementation at Air New Zealand, and then at Ansett Australia. Alongside his work with Artemis, he brings his significant knowledge of financial capital markets to various roles as director for several private companies.

Anatole has strong experience in the medical and technology sectors, particularly around the human sciences and disruptive technologies. He is a long-standing Director of Pacific Edge and has invested widely in the healthcare sector.

An avid yachtsman, Anatole has represented New Zealand in the Etchells class and offshore yacht racing, winning multiple national and international titles. In 2008, he was a Merit Award by Yachting New Zealand for services to yachting. Anatole is a trustee of the Akarana Marine Sports Centre in Orakei.

Raphael W.W. Yan

Managing Director, B.Com/LLB

Raphael, co-found Artemis, and has worked in
capital markets for almost 30 years across Asia and the Pacific.
He advised Asia-Pacific sovereigns, banks and corporates in the debt capital markets and was a member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He attained his Series 7 US Securities Dealers Association designation and completed Associate training in New York with Salomon/Citigroup.

His time in Hong Kong coincided with the Hong Kong handover, the Asian Financial Crisis and the Long-Term Capital Management and Russian crises. This gave him a considered approach and understanding of the broader global capital markets that he brought to Artemis on his return to NZ. He now focuses on public equities, debt and private investments. Raphael is particularly interested in energy, healthcare, commodities, technology, governance and charitable initiatives.

During his time in Asia, he played rugby for the Hong Kong Football Club, and played representative rugby for the Hong Kong Dragons. Raphael is a trustee of the Plunket Foundation.

Philip Talacek

Investment Manager, PhD/BCom

Philip joined Artemis Capital in 2009, bringing with him deep expertise in the utilities sector and investment banking. Initially working for Todd Energy (Downstream), Philip then transitioned to First NZ Capital (now Jarden) where he was involved in ECM and M&A transactions across a variety of industries including utilities, property, media, consumer discretionary, and industrial sectors.

Subsequent to joining Artemis Capital Philip has contributed to public equity and debt research, portfolio management, and asset allocation. He has represented and provided oversight on behalf of Artemis Capital across a number of private investments including paper distribution, manufacturing, and financial services. Philip is currently a director of The Dental Group Limited.

An enthusiastic former basketball player, his efforts today are mostly confined to an interest in a boutique Auckland fitness studio.

Philip holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and a Commerce Degree in Economics, both from the University of Canterbury.