Australian Unity Investments (AUI) has finalised its investment specialist team with the appointment of Kate Hoare as the fourth senior investment executive, reporting to Fiona Dunn (general manager – funds management).
It follows the recent appointments of Jody Fitzgerald, Guy Sainsbury and Paul Ramsay to the team, which augments the support AUI provides its asset managers including its in-house property and mortgage fund businesses and its six joint venture partners – Acorn Capital, Altius Asset Management, Platypus Asset Management, Seres Asset Management, Wingate Asset Management, and Vianova Asset Management.
Ms Hoare joins AUI from Frontier Advisors (formerly Frontier Investment Consulting) where she was responsible for providing investment advice to some of Australia’s major superannuation and other investment fund clients.
Prior to this, she was a research fellow with the University of Melbourne, providing research support in the areas of governance and monetary policy, and health and labour economics. Ms Hoare holds a master of commerce and economics from the University of Melbourne and a bachelor degree in arts, specialising in economics and German, from Trinity College in Dublin.
Ms Dunn said that Ms Hoare’s significant experience in manager research and investment consulting adds another important skillset to the team and will assist AUI in achieving its growth ambitions.
Australian Unity Investments is the funds management arm of Australian Unity – a national healthcare, financial services and retirement living organisation providing services to some 620,000 Australians, including 320,000 members nationwide.
Australian Unity Investments has over $12.1 billion in funds under management (as at 31 August 2012), and offers a range of investment funds in domestic and international equities, fixed interest, mortgages and property. Its investment approach is to use its established in-house expertise in property and mortgages while also forming joint ventures and strategic alliances with boutique asset managers.
For more information please contact:
Fiona Dunn – Phone: 02 9256 8711
20 September 2012