George Boubouras has been confirmed as chief investment officer at listed financial services company Equity Trustees Limited (EQT).
Mr Boubouras was appointed to the role on an interim basis in April this year.
Mr Boubouras has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry, including time at Macquarie Bank, HSBC Asset Management, Challenger Financial Services Group, and Westpac as well as NSW Treasury. He joined EQT from UBS Wealth Management where he was head of investment strategy and consulting, responsible for research & investments across all asset classes.
Robin Burns, managing director of EQT, said Mr Boubouras has already made significant steps in enhancing EQT’s asset management capabilities and approaches.
“George was heavily involved in driving the review of our asset management and risk management activities, which resulted in the appointment of Mercer as asset consultant for both our retail and institutional businesses, and this relationship is working extremely well.
“He has also appointed the respected fund manager Paul Kasian as our head of Australian equities, adding significant strength to our asset management capabilities.
“As the regulatory, economic and political framework for the Australian financial services industry continues to change, we are particularly pleased to have someone of the calibre and experience of Mr Boubouras leading our funds management business,” Mr Burns said.
Equity Trustees Limited (EQT) is a publicly listed company that provides a range of financial services to corporate and private clients. Its businesses include asset management, distribution, responsible entity appointments, private client wealth management, and corporate and personal superannuation.
For more information please contact:
Robin Burns – Phone: 03 8623 5201
11 November 2013