Eaton Vance announces new Director of Institutional Business Development, Australia & New Zealand

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Eaton Vance Australia Pty. Ltd., a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV), has announced the appointment of Ty Thurgood as Director of Institutional Business Development, Australia and New Zealand.

Based in Sydney, Mr. Thurgood is responsible for identifying and developing relationships with pension funds, private banks, fund of funds, institutional investors, investment consultants and other investors in Australia and New Zealand. The Australian office currently oversees more than A$10 billion for clients. He reports to Chris Briant, Chief Executive Officer, Australasia, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC (Parametric), an affiliate of Eaton Vance Corp.

“I am delighted to welcome Ty to our growing Eaton Vance Australasia team,” said Mr. Briant. “His extensive experience increasing business in Australia with high levels of service and efficiency will ensure we meet client demand and further our commitment to providing deep and comprehensive insights to our clients, as we build customised, advanced portfolios.”

Mr. Thurgood joins Eaton Vance with more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry. He was most recently Managing Director at Nomura Asset Management, where he re-established the firm’s Australian office after the firm’s 25-year absence from the region. Prior to this, Mr. Thurgood spent six years at Russell Investments Australia Ltd. as Head of New Business and Senior Business Development Manager. He previously worked for BNP Paribas Securities Services in senior business development roles. Mr. Thurgood earned a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from University of New South Wales and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from Securities Institute of Australia.

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