Australian Unity Investments (AUI) has appointed Geraldine Barlow as general manager – investments, reporting to chief executive officer and chief investment officer David Bryant.
Ms Barlow joins AUI from the New Mexico State Investment Council, the second largest sovereign wealth fund in the US, where she was head of real return and real estate. In this role, Ms Barlow managed a portfolio of over 60 diverse investments and was a representative on over 20 investor advisory boards.
Ms Barlow will be responsible for overseeing AUI’s various investment strategies and portfolios. A particular focus of the role is on the effectiveness of the governance, policies, processes and resource management related to AUI’s investment management activities.
Mr Bryant said that Ms Barlow’s invaluable experience with the endowment in New Mexico and the quality of her investment knowledge and skills will be particularly useful to Australian Unity Investments.
“Geraldine’s diverse investment background across a range of asset classes and her funds management experience made her the ideal person for the role,” Mr Bryant said.
“She has been involved in all facets of the investment management process including due diligence, acquisitions, capital raisings, asset management and portfolio construction, which will greatly assist the business as we continue our strategic growth plans.”
Prior to joining the New Mexico State Investment Council, Ms Barlow worked for Hastings Funds Management in the US as well as running her own consulting firm there.
In Australia, she has worked for James Fielding Infrastructure, Deutsche Asset Management and Jones Lang La Salle, in a range of portfolio management in investment roles.
Ms Barlow holds bachelor degrees in business (economics) and applied science from QUT and a graduate diploma in applied finance and investment from FINSIA. She is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and has completed the company director’s course at AICD.
For more information please contact:
Mr David Bryant
CEO Australian Unity Investments
T: 03 8682 4546