Michael Bowen has landed at Investors Mutual assuming responsibility for the firm's strategic relationships with national advice groups and stockbrokers.
Bowen joins IML as the relationship manager, strategic groups from PineBridge Investments, where he was vice president of wholesale and private wealth.
In that role, he was responsible for initiating relationships with asset consultants, brokers, and private wealth networks across Australia and New Zealand.
Earlier, he was a business development manager at Shed Enterprises and at Rainmaker Group.
IML is an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, one of the world's largest asset managers with approximately US$1.4 trillion in assets under management.
The fund manager has also partnered with fellow affiliate Loomis Sayles to launch the Loomis Sayles Global Equity Fund and the Loomis Sayles Global Equity Fund.
"It's great to add someone of Michael's calibre to our team," said Wayne McGauley.
"As we continue to bring Natixis affiliate managers, such as Loomis Sayles, to expand our offering to the Australian investment advice market, Michael's previous experience with private wealth networks, brokers, and national dealer groups is an important inclusion."
Bowen said he looked forward to servicing IML's key accounts with the suite of Australian equity fund offerings and introducing Loomis Sayles and other affiliates to the various markets around the country.