Investment Manager / Next Capital Private Equity - Sydney, Australia
- Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours
- Bachelor of Laws with Honours
Bradley Sam completed double degrees in management and law with first class honours at Waikato University in 2013, majoring in Economics and Law.
He completed his Master of Business Administration at London Business School in the UK, before returning to Australia in 2022 to work as an investment manager at Next Capital, a private equity firm based in Sydney.
Prior to his MBA, Bradley held roles in Sydney with private equity firm Anacacia Capital and as a management consultant at LEK Consulting.
He started his career as a qualified solicitor, working in corporate law for two years at DLA Piper in Auckland, New Zealand.
While he was still a student at the University of Waikato, Bradley got his first taste of the business world by doing a management internship at JBWere, an investment firm in Auckland, where he was involved in modelling and analysing bond portfolios.
The following summer, he completed a finance internship at the Bank of New Zealand in Wellington, where he was introduced to selling and trading foreign exchange, interest rate swaps and bonds.
Both of these experiences helped Bradley to stand out from other graduates at recruitment time. He advises other students that while it’s important to get good grades, it’s equally important to take part in extra-curricular activities that will highlight your unique strengths to employers.
Bradley opted to go on an international student exchange to The Chinese University of Hong Kong during his degree.
He describes the exchange as “an eye-opening and enlightening experience ... one of the best parts of his university life, and a positive discussion point in 90% of my job interviews.”