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Australian Unity Investments (AUI) has appointed Shaun Thomas as NSW and ACT business development manager.

Mr Thomas joins AUI from HSBC Global Asset Management, where he was associate director – key accounts and research relationships.  He has also held client relationship and business development roles at Macquarie Funds Group, St George Margin Lending and Comsec Broking, as well as working as a financial adviser at Australian Financial Services.

Mr Thomas is currently completing an MBA and holds a master of applied finance and investment from the Securities Institute of Australia, a graduate diploma of financial planning from the Investment Banking Institute, and a bachelor of commerce (economics and finance) from the University of Western Sydney.

Michelle Hanger, national manager – adviser distribution at AUI, said that Mr Thomas brings an excellent understanding of the needs of financial advisers, and a strong network within the industry, to the role.

“AUI continues to grow within the NSW and ACT region and Shaun has the experience and the skills to further enhance our distribution capabilities and reach.

“We are particularly pleased to have recruited someone of his calibre and background to the role,” Ms Hanger said.

Australian Unity Investments is the funds management arm of Australian Unity – a national healthcare, financial services and retirement living organisation.  A mutual organisation operating for over 170 years, Australian Unity provides services to some 600,000 Australians, including 325,000 members.

Australian Unity Investments 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.

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For more information please contact:

Michelle Hanger – Phone: 03 8682 4526

31 January 2013