Andrew Rennie chairs AreaWealth

Andrew Rennie
AreaWealth - Chair
Date: 24 January 2023
Position: Chair
By Elizabeth Fry

Wealth management platform AreaWealth has appointed Andrew Rennie chairman of the board.

Rennie succeeds David Curtis, who will transition to non-executive director and board member.

The new chair brings over 30 years of financial services experience to the role and will lead AreaWealth's growth strategy as the next generation in integrated investment technology for advisers.

He joins from Segantii Capital Management in Hong Kong where he was chief of staff.

Before that he was a partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs and, previously, an executive director at UBS Australia.

Commenting on the appointment, Rennie said he had been impressed by AreaWealth's value proposition for financial advisers, dealer groups and wealth managers seeking new and improved ways to conduct their businesses through digitisation.

"I could see how perfectly positioned the company was to take advantage of the wealth management industry's increasing focus on technology," Rennie said.

"I would like to acknowledge David Curtis's role in this and thank him for his contribution to the company.

"AreaWealth's highly experienced executive leadership team has developed a technology solution for the advice industry that delivers significant time efficiencies and cost savings, ultimately leading to better outcomes for clients.

"The next 12 to 24 months will be transformative for AreaWealth as it attracts new investors to the business, grows its funds under management and evolves the wealth management industry."