Western Asset, IOOF make appointments


Legg Mason fixed income specialist affiliate Western Asset has welcomed Jonathan Baird to the fold in the newly created role of investment specialist and client executive. Based in Melbourne, Baird will focus o.. Read More

Perpetual adds to GM team


Listed wealth manager Perpetual has named Dean Winterton as distribution general manager for its Perpetual Investments business arm. In his new job, Winterton will be responsible for lifting the company’s .. Read More

Ex-AMP executive joins TAL dealer


Risk specialist dealer group Affinia has hired Sitparan Gnanendran as advice national manager. Gnanendran joins the TAL-owned licensee from AMP, where he was risk research manager for six years. In his ne.. Read More

Guardian appoints state manager


Risk specialist dealer group Guardian Advice has appointed Steve Coyle as state manager for Western Australia and South Australia. Coyle’s appointment is part of Guardian’s plans to expand its advise.. Read More

SPAA appoints head of education


The SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia (SPAA) has promoted Liz Ward to the role of head of education services. Ward’s appointment is part of the self-managed super fund (SMSF) industry body.. Read More

Investorfirst names new chief


Investorfirst this morning named Genesys Wealth Advisers director Andrew Alcock as its new chief executive. Alcock will join the listed financial services firm in July after he steps down from his role as head o.. Read More

Investorfirst names new distribution head


Investorfirst has appointed Wes Gillett as head of product and distribution for its investment platform, Hub24. Gillett joins the listed financial services firm from FuturePlus Financial Services, where he was h.. Read More

UBS appoints global real estate head


UBS Global Asset Management has appointed Trevor Cooke as head of global real estate (GRE) for the Asia-Pacific region. Cooke steps into the newly-created role on 27 May and will be responsible for managing the .. Read More

Wang departs Fidelity


Eric Wang has left his post as Fidelity Worldwide Investment's chief operating officer for Australia. Wang yesterday confirmed to financialobserver that he had left the global asset manager. He is now consu.. Read More

Kell appointed as ASIC deputy chair


ASIC has elevated commissioner Peter Kell to the role of deputy chair. Kell would begin his five-year term as deputy chair from 6 May, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer Bernie Ripoll said. He replace.. Read More

Ex-UBS executive joins Equity Trustees


Equity Trustees has named George Boubouras as the company’s interim chief investment officer. The former UBS Wealth Management CIO joins the listed financial services firm in an acting role, pending the ou.. Read More