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Chris Collins has joined Tyndall AM as investment risk manager.

Mr Collins brings more than eight years experience in risk management roles, most recently with JP Morgan where he was a market risk analyst with responsibility for the reporting of market risk exposure for the Asia equity derivatives business and for reviewing the daily VaR and risk scenario movements.

He will report locally to head of risk and compliance James Wincott and globally to Nikko Asset Management’s Jurgen Schraepen.

Risk management is an increasingly important part of a global funds management business, says Mr Wincott,

“Chris’ experience in risk management and risk modeling is a good fit with Tyndall AM’s requirements, and his appointment contributes to Tyndall’s best practice adherence to the risk management function.

“Chris will be responsible for the in depth analysis of risk and performance attribution on all funds and will create timely risk reports for use by risk management and to improve methodologies and procedures for risk and exposure measurement,” Mr Wincott says.

“He will provide an independent assessment of investment risk and perform stress testing and scenario analysis to evaluate different risks. He will also be responsible for promoting a greater understanding of the role of risk management in the organisation.”

Prior to JP Morgan Mr Collins worked with Origin Energy as a senior risk strategy analyst where he was responsible for developing commodity market risk models using quantitative analysis. He has also worked with State Street as a senior account analyst.

Mr Collins holds a Masters of Applied Finance and Investment from FINSIA, a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Information Technology from the Australian National University.

Tyndall AM is an award-winning Australian investment manager, specialising in Australian shares, international shares, Australian fixed interest, international fixed interest and alternative assets.

As at 30 June 2013, Tyndall AM’s investment teams manage approximately A$23 billion in funds on behalf of retail and institutional investors, private clients, superannuation funds and charitable trusts. 

Tyndall AM is owned by Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM), a leading asset management company headquartered in Asia, with more than A$169 billion in funds under management (as at 30 June 2013). 

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For more information please contact:

James Wincott – Phone: 02 8072 6309

5 December 2013