Zenith promotes Ian Fryer to General Manager – Chant West

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Following its recent purchase of the Chant West superannuation and consulting business, Zenith Investment Partners has moved to promote Chant West’s Head of Research, Ian Fryer to the position of General Manager – Chant West, reporting to Zenith’s CEO, David Wright.

Fryer retains his current research and client duties and has joined Zenith’s management committee, sharing responsibility for aligning the two businesses and driving a number of the integration initiatives underway within the group. He is supported in this new role by the existing management team at Chant West as well as Zenith’s corporate services team.

David Wright, Zenith’s CEO commented, “Ian has been a senior member of the Chant West business for over 15 years and is very well respected by the broader team and clients. I’m delighted that he has accepted this expanded role and we look forward to his leadership and contribution to our group management team and client initiatives”.

Fryer added, “Having come together only a month ago, it’s great to see the Chant West business is very well aligned with Zenith’s corporate values and ambitions for both our clients and staff. We remain focused on delivering relevant insights and tools that assist our clients improve outcomes for members and investors. With Chant West’s strong focus on superannuation fund research and Zenith’s strong focus on managed fund research, we are confident that together we can deliver superior services to our wide range of clients.”

Zenith completed the acquisition of the Chant West business on 30th June 2020. The combined group employs 70 staff across offices in both Sydney and Melbourne, and provides research, consulting and technology services to Australia’s largest super, pension and advice companies, along with many smaller, boutique providers across the country.

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