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Global X ETFs expands team in Australia

Oksana Patron7 December 2023
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Global X ETFs has announced an appointment of Manny Damianakis as its head of sales while Marc Jocum has been appointed as product and investment strategist.

Chief Executive, Evan Metcalf said Manny Damianakis and Marc Jocum had strong foundations in the exchange traded fund (ETF) industry and their appointments were a pivotal move to strengthen the team’s capabilities.

In his new role, Damianakis will drive the group’s sales strategy, using his extensive experience to deepen key client relationships, enhance our processes and ultimately grow its market share.

Metcalf added that Global X would continue to build out a strong research function in Australia, to drive product development, market insights and investor education and that research remained a core focus for Global X worldwide.

Following this, Jocum will be leading the development of our market intelligence capabilities as well as providing cutting-edge insights into portfolio construction and income investing, while working alongside industry expert, David Tuckwell.

Damianakis has joined Global X from Insight Investment Consultants where he served as a director. He has over 20 years’ experience in distribution roles at firms including Franklin Templeton, AMP Capital and Vanguard. Notably, Damianakis was instrumental in establishing Vanguard’s ETF business in Australia.

Jocum has joined after almost five years at robo-adviser Stockspot, where he held senior positions to lead investment operations and strategic growth initiatives and specialised in research for their diversified portfolios exceeding $650 million in assets.

Prior to this, he worked for Morgan Stanley where he contributed to investment ideas and played a crucial role in supporting asset allocation strategy as an ETF analyst for the Asia Pacific Region.

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