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Maple-Brown Abbott makes new appointment

By Mike Taylor30 November 2021

Boutique investment manager, Maple-Brown Abbott, has announced the appointment of Vijay Srinivasan to the newly created role of National Key Account Manager, with the responsibilities of driving the firm’s distribution strategy with key stakeholders and across asset classes.

 In the Sydney-based role, Srinivasan will work with financial advisers, dealer groups, platforms and key accounts for the firm’s Australian equity, Asian equity and global emerging markets equity capabilities. He will report to the Head of Global Distribution, Duncan Hodnett.

Srinivasan has more than 20 years of experience in wealth management and his most recent role was Head of Strategic Accounts at Colonial First State (CFS). After joining CFS in 2014, Srinivasan worked as a Strategic Account Manager before moving into the senior role in 2018.

He also took on the roles of National Key Account Manager at Blackrock, National Account Manager at Barclays Global Investors and Adviser Development Manager at BT.

Sophia Rahmani, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Maple-Brown Abbott, said these internal expansions help to build more relationships in the firm’s wealth management channel for existing Australian and Asian equity funds and the recently launched Australian Value Opportunities and Asian Dividend Growth funds.

“This is our first internal role dedicated to building our presence and profile in Australia covering financial advisers, dealer groups, platforms and key accounts,” she said.

“Building on nearly 40 years’ managing Australian equities and almost 20 years’ in Asian equities, we have a rich heritage providing innovative investment solutions for our clients and feel we are in a good position to add value to clients’ investment portfolios.

“Mr Srinivasan’s track record as a strategic sales leader in the wealth management industry and his strong relationships across market segments make him ideal to help us form strong relationships and build on our existing presence.”

The firm is also set to launch a global emerging market equity strategy that is expected to be offered to investors by mid-2022.

Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor

Managing Editor/Publisher, Financial Newswire

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