RECENT MOVES

SUPER FUNDS

VFMC investment stewardship head resigns

Talieh Williams has resigned as head of investment stewardship at the VFMCiand taken up a strategic advisory role with Jamieson Coote Bonds.

INVESTMENT MANAGERS

Blackrock appoints head of wealth for Asia Pacific

BlackRock has appointed former Westpac executive Guilherme Lima as head of wealth for APAC to grow its private banking business in the region.

GOVERNMENT

Funds SA appoints Ellerston CIO as director

South Australia's $40 billion public-sector fund has added Christopher Hall to its board effective this month.

INVESTMENT MANAGERS

UBS Asset Management hires Blackrock executive as local head

UBS Asset Management has appointed Alison Telfer to head up Australia and NZ replacing John Mowat who will resume running the firm's real estate business.

INVESTMENT MANAGERS

Industry veteran joins RAM as technology head

Industry veteran Craig Thompson has joined Real Asset Management Group (RAM) as chief technology officer.

SUPER FUNDS

Rest Super hires new responsible investment manager

Rest Super has appointed Kim Martina as a responsible investment manager.

INSURANCE PROVIDERS

M&A insurance specialist Fusion hires new executive

Specialty insurer Fusion has appointed a new managing partner to help grow its mergers and acquisitions business globally.

INVESTMENT MANAGERS

Paradice hires ESG analyst

Paradice Investment Management has added a new ESG analyst to its investment team.

Damien Webb
SUPER FUNDS

Aware Super appoints deputy investment head

Aware Super has appointed Damien Webb as deputy chief investment officer as the $150 billion super fund readies for growth.

Caroline Hedges
INVESTMENT MANAGERS

Aviva Investors appoints new head of credit

Aviva Investors has named Caroline Hedges as its new head of credit, following the promotion of Colin Purdie to chief investment officer for liquid markets.

Jonathan Baird
INVESTMENT MANAGERS

IAM Funds hires former UBS investment specialist as chief

Income Asset Management Group has hired former UBS investment specialist Jonathan Baird to lead its asset management business.

John Moorhead
INVESTMENT MANAGERS

Maple-Brown Abbott hires emerging markets head

Boutique investment manager Maple-Brown Abbott has appointed John Moorhead as head of global emerging markets.

Michele O'Neil
SUPER FUNDS

AustralianSuper appoints Michele O'Neil to its board

AustralianSuper has added the current president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions to its board.

Andrew Baker
FINANCIAL SERVICES

Ignition hires new senior adviser

Digital advice provider Ignition has appointed Andrew Baker as a senior adviser, effective this month.

PRODUCT

NAOS offers new opportunity to invest in private companies

NAOS Asset Management has launched the NAOS Private Opportunities Fund, which will seek to provide investors with exposure to smaller unlisted private companies.

PRODUCT

Case study of Maple-Brown Abbott's Asian Dividend Growth Fund

Maple-Brown Abbott recently launched the Asian Dividend Growth Fund, an actively managed fund that invests in listed (and to be listed) securities across Asia with income streams forecast to grow.

PRODUCT

Case study of IML Loomis Sayles Global Equity Quoted Managed Fund

IML has just launched the Loomis Sayles Global Equity Quoted Managed Fund (ASX: LSGE) in response to popular demand.

SERVICE

Case study of Know Your Distributor DDO solution

PX Partners have launched 'Know Your Distributor' to support issuers and distributors of financial products in meeting obligations under the new Design and Distribution Obligations (DDO) regime.

PRODUCT

Case study of Tomorrow Super

Wes Hall is founder and chief executive officer of start-up superannuation fund Tomorrow Super, which is expected to launch by the end of the year. Its been a long time coming and Hall tells Industry Moves why he thinks the financial services industry is ripe for disruption.

PRODUCT

SMSF Association teams up with Kaplan and Deakin

SMSF Specialist Advisor designation to be included as an elective unit in Masters of Financial Planning.