Quilla hires former CIO

Michele Santangelo
Quilla Consulting Pty Ltd - Investment Consultant
Date: 28 March 2024
Position: Investment Consultant
By Elizabeth Fry

Specialist asset consulting firm Quilla has nabbed a former chief investment officer to help advice groups wanting bespoke investment solutions.

Quilla Consulting has hired Michele Santangelo as an investment consultant in its Brisbane office.

Santangelo brings 17 years of experience in funds management and investment research.

He joins from Independent Securities, headquartered in South Africa, where he was a senior portfolio manager for over six years.

Santangelo's previous roles include partner of Empyrean Fund and chief investment officer for Vunani Wealth and Investments in South Africa.

Quila managing director Andrew Connors said: 'We are delighted to appoint someone of Michele's calibre to this important role.

"Investing in the continued expansion of our team to ensure we maintain our high standards and superior client outcomes is vitally important to Quilla, and we look forward to announcing another senior appointment next month."

Connors, a pioneer of the managed accounts industry in Australia, who has worked at MLC Investment Management, INVESCO, and Deutsche Asset Management said Quilla's growth is due to quality financial advice practices turning to customised separately managed accounts to help drive practice efficiencies and better client outcomes.

"These practices acknowledge Quilla's unique, leading expertise in delivering these bespoke portfolio solutions," he said.

"Quilla is dedicated to fostering collaborative partnerships with financial advisory firms, offering bespoke portfolio solutions, unparalleled investment expertise, and exceptional service.

"The meticulous selection process we adhere to underscores the calibre of our team and is exemplified by Michele's appointment."