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Boutique international equities manager Wingate Asset Management has appointed Lyndsey Hancock in the newly created role of chief operating officer, as the company focuses on the next phase of its development.

Ms Hancock has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry and was COO and later CEO of boutique investment manager, 452 Capital, between 2005 and 2010. Prior to this she was business manager, research and alliances at Challenger Financial Services. She has also held senior positions at Colonial First State Investments and JP Morgan Investment Management in Australia and Singapore.

Wingate CIO, Mr Chad Padowitz, said Ms Hancock’s skills and experience make her an excellent fit with the business as it enters a new phase of development.

“This appointment is about preparing for our next phase of growth and ensuring our clients receive the best possible level of service. Lyndsey’s experience is broad, and includes business management and administration, client relationship management and reporting, sales and investment support services and compliance and risk management.

“Lyndsey has a proven track record in engaging with retail and institutional distribution teams and senior decision makers, and brings a strong skill set to Wingate Asset Management,” Mr Padowitz said.

Wingate Asset Management is a boutique international equities fund manager that invests in a concentrated portfolio of high quality companies from around the world, diversified across sectors and geographies.  It was formed by a joint venture between Australian Unity Investments and Wingate Group in 2008.

A value manager, Wingate seeks to pay less than intrinsic value for stocks and invests in companies with high cash flows, strong balance sheets and typically large market capitalisations.

Wingate’s flagship fund, the Wingate Global Equity Fund, utilises an innovative implementation approach that enhances returns and creates a buffer against losses. The benefits of this approach are equity upside with less downside risk, lower volatility of returns and income generation.

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For further information please contact:

Chad Padowitz – Phone: 03 9913 0704

19 May 2014