Rest Super hires PM, promotes specialist

Fredy Hoh
Retail Employees Superannuation Trust - Senior Portfolio Manager
Retail Employees Superannuation Trust
Date: 19 March 2024
Position: Senior Portfolio Manager
By Elizabeth Fry

Rest Super, the industry fund for retail workers has appointed a senior portfolio manager and an alternatives manager.

The superannuation fund has appointed Fredy Hoh to run global equities.

Hoh arrives from Ellerston Capital, where he spent over seven years, most recently as a portfolio manager.

He joined the specialist fund manager in 2017 as deputy portfolio manager for the Ellerston Asia and Ellerston India funds.

Hoh was previously responsible for risk management and broad sector and country coverage.

Before joining Ellerston Capital, he held senior roles with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Macquarie Capital, and EY.

Meanwhile, Pepe Moralis has been promoted from a responsible investment specialist to alternatives manager.

As an investment specialist, he was responsible for Rest Super's efforts to allocate one per cent of funds under management to impact investments by 2026 and ESG integration within the private markets.

Before joining the $80 billion asset owner, Moralis spent two years as a manager at Impact Investment Group and three years as an investment director at Big Society Capital.

Big Society - the world's first social investment bank- was tasked with developing a sustainable social investment market in the UK.

Earlier, he worked as a private equity associate at Developing World Markets.

DWM is an investment manager providing capital to socially motivated financial institutions in emerging markets.

As a member of the private equity team, Morali's efforts were split between analysing potential investments and managing the existing investment portfolio.

Moralis started in finance as an analyst with UBS Asset Management working on takeover deals and selling equal derivatives for Merrill Lynch.