Sydney, 18 June, 2019 – Nikko Asset Management Australia (Nikko AM) has appointed Damien Casey to the role of Business Development Manager, a position which will focus specifically on the wholesale market in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland.
Mr Casey will be based in Sydney and will report to Rob Bluzmanis, Head of Wholesale Sales for Nikko AM.
Mr Bluzmanis said the appointment of Mr Casey was driven by a changing economic and regulatory environment, and to ensure NikkoAM continues to remain innovative through targeted sales activity.
“Damien is a superb addition to the team and joins at a critical growth juncture. He’ll be responsible for implementing our sales strategy across Wholesale Accounts, Private Wealth and retail advisers and importantly, will deepen relationships with advisor groups within these segments.
“With proven expertise in sales engagement, investment knowledge and client service, Damien is well-placed to capitalise on the heightened need for Nikko AM to introduce new ideas and methods into sales-based initiatives, and we’re extremely confident in his ability to deliver,” he said.
Prior to joining Nikko AM, Mr Casey worked at Lonsec as a BDM where he distributed its managed accounts and consulting services to the advice market, and was previously employed at Rainmaker covering institutional and wholesale markets across all asset classes. He has also worked as a paralegal for legal services firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
Mr Casey holds a Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Notre Dame (Australia) and is studying for a Diploma of Financial Planning (Monarch Institute). His appointment was effective 20 May 2019.