Apostle appoints Kimon Kouryialas as Director, Head of Global Distribution


Kimon Kouryialas

Apostle Funds Management (Apostle) bolsters its senior leadership capability, appointing Kimon Kouryialas as Director, Head of Global Distribution commencing early October.

The newly created role will see Mr Kouryialas lead Apostle’s global distribution strategy.

Mr Kouryialas will be responsible for supporting the delivery of Apostle’s three ethical solutions, Apostle’s Carbon Credit Fund, People & Planet Diversified Fund and Ethical Global Credit Fund. Along with the high-quality offerings from its partnerships with external managers.

Mr Kouryialas joins Apostle from Martin Currie where he held the position Co-Head of Global Distribution. Within this role he was responsible for sales and client-services activity across Australia, Asia and Middle East.

Throughout his 15-year tenure at the global fund manager he was instrumental in developing the growth of the business within Australia and built its presence within the APAC region. Prior to his time at Martin Currie, Mr Kouryialas was Managing Director and Head of Distribution at Legg Mason Asset Management, leading the business strategy for Australia.

Apostle’s Managing Director Karyn West said, “We are thrilled to have Kimon on board to lead our global distribution strategy. Kimon has a valued reputation within industry and a demonstrated track record of building successful fund management businesses over his twenty-five-year career in finance.

As we continue to expand our offering for institutional and wholesale investors throughout Asia and the Middle East, Kimon’s experience will play a key role in delivering our strategies to these regions. He understands the needs of investors, knows how to communicate effectively and is a problem solver – all qualities that make him an excellent fit to help lead our next phase of growth.”

Commenting on the appointment, Mr Kouryialas said, “I am pleased to be joining Apostle during this growth period, as the demand for ethical and impact strategies continue, Apostle is well positioned to deliver high quality strategies that meet the changing needs of investors.

Apostle’s offering is exceptional and differentiated for the Australian marketplace and I am excited by the potential to develop the business further. The business has partnered with exceptional global fund managers with bespoke offerings to find solutions across a range of asset classes for Australian investors. While also having three unique strategies developed in house to offer diversification for clients. I also look forward to help build out Apostle’s internal capabilities as the business continues to develop.

Our expansion into the Asian and Middle Eastern markets holds great promise, especially as investors actively seek partnerships with experienced and trusted managers.”

Mr Kouryialas is an experienced financial services professional having held roles across global financial institutions such as Citigroup, JP Morgan Asset Management, State Street Australia and Barclays Bank. He also holds a Bachelor of Business (major in economics) and a post graduate diploma in finance.

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