New appointment for Bennelong to support growth in institutional distribution

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Bennelong Funds Management has appointed Eric Finnell to the role of institutional distribution executive as the company focuses on growing its domestic and offshore institutional capability.

Mr Finnell was previously at Fisher Investments, most recently as co-head of institutional business development and client services for Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. Before this, he was a financial adviser with Ameriprise Financial.

Craig Bingham, CEO of Bennelong, said Mr Finnell’s appointment represents Bennelong’s commitment to broadening its institutional footprint in Australia and overseas.

“We’ve seen increased interest in our products here in Australia, but also in our UK-based boutiques and their offerings,” he said.

“As always, we’re focused on delivering the best outcomes for our clients across the globe, and that includes providing access to a suite of diverse and innovative investment strategies.

“Eric’s appointment will ensure our important institutional clients continue to receive the high level of service our investors expect of us.”

Mr Finnell will be based in Sydney and report to Jonas Daly, Head of Distribution.

“Eric’s experience on both the funds management and advisory side of financial services gives him a unique insight into the intermediary market, which will be instrumental in supporting our institutional clients as well as the expansion of our global product base,” said Mr Daly.

Mr Finnell has a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) from the University of North Carolina.

Bennelong is part of the BFM Group, an investment company that partners with boutiques asset managers across the globe to deliver actively managed equity funds. Outside Australia the Group operates as BennBridge, with a presence in the UK and US.

In 2019 BennBridge announced its partnership with two new UK-based boutiques – BambuBlack Asset Management, investing in Asian equities, and Skerryvore Asset Management, investing in global emerging market equities. The Group’s growing reach also gives its investors access to Australian, UK and global equities; and listed global infrastructure and real estate.

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