Nikko AM Australia appoints Naomi Finnigan as Head of Private Wealth

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Naomi Finnigan is joining Nikko Asset Management Australia as Head of Private Wealth, as the firm continues to build its reputation as a customised investment solutions provider for the private wealth market, the company announced yesterday. With over 15 years’ industry experience, most recently as Director – Distribution & Adviser Services with Mason Stevens, Ms

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Bennelong’s expansion continues

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Bennelong Funds Management (Bennelong) yesterday announced the appointment of Ryan Durance to the role of Director of Distribution, Institutional. The appointment follows on the heels of recent announcements about Bennelong’s joint initiatives with new global infrastructure investment manager, 4 Corners Infrastructure, and global real estate team Quay Global Investors.  In addition, Julian Beaumont this month joined

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Grant Samuel Funds Management invests in institutional business with senior appointment

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Grant Samuel Funds Management (GSFM) has appointed Ms Vivienne Lee to the newly created role of senior manager – institutional business. Ms Lee will be based in Sydney and will have a national focus. Reporting to Mr Andrew McKinnon, chief executive officer, and Mr Damien McIntyre, head of distribution, Ms Lee’s appointment reflects GSFM’s intention

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Local Government Super appoints new Chair and two new Directors

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Local Government Super (LGS) has appointed Craig Peate as the Chair of the Board, replacing Bruce Miller following the conclusion of his two-year term. Mr Peate, an existing Director, brings a wealth of expertise in local government and financial management with over 35 years working experience with Tweed Shire Council, and serving as the Chair

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Equity Trustees appoints new general manager for funds management

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Equity Trustees has promoted Eliza Weaving to the role of general manager, distribution partners – funds management, reporting into Harvey Kalman, executive general manager, Corporate Trustee Services. Based in Melbourne, Ms Weaving will be responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction for the investment managers represented by Equity Trustees including SG Hiscock, LaSalle and

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CommInsure appoints Head of Annuities

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CommInsure is pleased to announce the appointment of George Lytas to a new position of Head of Annuities for its Superannuation & Investments business. Mr Lytas brings over 20 years’ experience to CommInsure, most recently as Acting Head of General Insurance for BT Financial Group. Prior to joining BT in 2011, George spent five years

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Tria founder Andrew Baker to step down in generational change; Oliver Hesketh to lead the business

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After eleven years at the helm of Tria Investment Partners, which became part of NMG Consulting two years ago, Andrew Baker is passing executive responsibility for the business to Oliver Hesketh at the end of March. The transition to Hesketh, who was also recently promoted to Partner at NMG Consulting, will be seamless. According to

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Strategy Steps strengthens its team and service offering

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Strategy Steps strengthens its team and service offering Leading financial services group Strategy Steps has strengthened its ability to provide practical strategy opportunities to financial services professionals with the appointment of highly respected technical expert Natasha Panagis. Ms. Panagis takes up the position of Technical Specialist and adds further strength to the Strategy Steps specialist

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Kenneth P. Mungan elected as Milliman’s Chairman of the Board

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Milliman, one of the premier global consulting and actuarial firms, yesterday announced the election of Kenneth P. Mungan as Chairman of the Board. Milliman’s board of directors made the announcement, acting to confirm the results of a vote by the privately held firm’s principals. Ken Mungan founded Milliman’s Financial Risk Management practice in 1998. That group

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Nikko AM Australia appoints Robert Bluzmanis as Head of Wholesale Accounts

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Nikko Asset Management Australia has announced the appointment of Rob Bluzmanis as Head of Wholesale Accounts. With over 14 years’ industry experience, most recently as Director- Head of National Key Accounts with Blackrock Investment Management, Mr Bluzmanis will oversee Nikko Asset Management’s relationships with financial institutions. Mr Bluzmanis will report to Vincent Lo Blanco, Head of

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