Pinnacle insto sales director moves to Maple-Brown Abbott

Duncan Hodnett
Maple-Brown Abbott Limited - Head of Global Distribution
Date: March 2020
Position: Director Institutional Sales
Date: March 2020
Position: Head of Global Distribution

Duncan Hodnett has joined Maple-Brown Abbott as their first head of global distribution.

Hodnett comes from Pinnacle Investment Management where he spent the last 19 months as director of institutional sales.

In his new role, Hodnett will be responsible for Maple-Brown Abbott's business development, client service, marketing and product strategy activities both in Australia and overseas.

He is based in Sydney and reports to Sophia Rahmani, chief executive officer and managing director. "Duncan has a wealth of experience across a range of asset classes which will be fundamental in supporting Maple-Brown Abbott in its long-term growth strategy and as we actively seek opportunities to expand both organically and through selective partnerships.

"Part of his role will be to further diversify our client base across markets both locally and globally. We already have clients in 24 countries and Duncan's international experience, strong existing client relationships, and proven track record in leading a distribution strategy and raising funds, while also providing exceptional client service, will be invaluable," Ms Rahmani said.

Before joining Pinnacle, Hodnett spent seven years with Eaton Vance in different roles, including head of institutional business in Australia. He also worked with BT, Macquarie Group, and Westpac.