Martin Currie high flyer joins Apostle

Kimon Kouryialas
Apostle Funds Management - Director - Distribution
Date: 25 September 2023
Position: Director - Distribution
By Elizabeth Fry

Apostle Funds Management has bolstered its senior leadership by appointing an industry veteran to lead its distribution efforts.

Eight months ago, Kimon Kouryialas farewelled Martin Currie,  where he worked for 15 years, most recently as the global co-head of distribution for Austalia.

He was also charged with boosting the firm's presence in Asia and the Middle East.

At Apostle, Kouryialas is tasked with ramping up the delivery of Apostle's three ethical solutions: Apostle's Carbon Credit Fund, People & Planet Diversified Fund and Ethical Global Credit Fund.

Before his time at Martin Currie, Kouryialas worked at US asset manager Legg Mason, where he ran local distribution.

He started his career in funds management with J.P. Morgan in 1992 before joining NAB Asset Servicing in a senior sales role.

Years later,  he worked at Citi Asset Management, State Street Australia and Barclays Bank.

"Kimon has a valued reputation within the industry and a demonstrated track record of building successful fund management businesses over his twenty-five-year career in finance," said Apostle managing director Karyn West.

"As we 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, Kouryialas said Apostle is well-positioned to meet the changing needs of investors as the demand for ethical and impact strategies continues.

"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 helping build out Apostle's internal capabilities."

Kouryialas said Apostle's expansion into the Asian and Middle Eastern markets holds great promise, especially as investors actively seek partnerships with experienced and trusted managers.