Alex Rolfe Joins William Blair as Head of Australia and New Zealand Institutional Distribution


William Blair has announced the appointment of Alex Rolfe as the head of Australia and New Zealand institutional distribution. Mr. Rolfe will be responsible for business development and consultant relations activities across Australia and New Zealand, and will be based in Sydney, Australia.

Mr. Rolfe is a highly respected professional in the investment management and advisory industry, and has experience working with institutional investors throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He brings a deep working knowledge of investment management requirements and portfolio implementation.

“Alex has a client-centric focus that is completely aligned with the William Blair culture, and we are pleased that he has joined our team,” said Dan Charles, global head of business development and client service. “We are excited about the opportunity to serve a fast-growing and sophisticated client base in Australia and New Zealand.”

Mr. Rolfe added, “William Blair has an impressive track record across various investment strategies, which I believe are well-suited for the Australian and New Zealand institutional market.”

Mr. Rolfe most recently spent more than three years as director, head of Asia Pacific, at Arrowstreet Capital in Sydney, Australia. Before that, he was Manager, Investments, at Commonwealth Bank Group Super. He received his B. Commerce degree with a double major in Finance, and Money, Banking, Trade and Finance from the University of Newcastle and is a Certified Investment Management Analyst® professional.

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