Ashton joined Martin Currie Australia in August 1998 as a property securities analyst and has been portfolio manager for the real asset sector since December 2005. He has an in-depth knowledge of the listed property and infrastructure sectors from many years of coverage. His significant experience in listed real asset financial statement analysis is backed up by his CPA and CFA qualifications. Ashton previously worked for Prudential Portfolio Managers in London and National Australia Asset Management in Melbourne. Ashton has a bachelor of economics (honours) from Monash University.