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Following the creation of its new sales and marketing division to expand its product range and take full advantage of emerging opportunities, Tyndall AM has appointed two new managers to its product development team.

Following the creation of its new sales and marketing division to expand its product range and take full advantage of emerging opportunities, Tyndall AM has appointed two new managers to its product development team.

Shirley Bowles has joined Tyndall as senior manager, product strategy and development, and Steven Birkett has been appointed senior product manager.

Ms Bowles responsibilities will include development of new products, as part of Tyndall AM’s plans to deliver new investment offerings to its clients.  She has seventeen years’ financial services experience in both Australia and South Africa, and was most recently with AMP Capital Investors as senior product manager in its client, product and marketing division.  Ms Bowles has also worked with BT Investment Management and Westpac Financial Services.

She holds an MBA from the University of NSW and a bachelor of commerce from Wits University in Johannesburg.

Mr Birkett will have responsibility for managing the current range of Tyndall AM products as well as helping to bring new products to the market. He joins Tyndall from Perpetual Investment Management where he was senior product manager. He has also worked with State Street Global Advisers, Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Gartmore Fund Managers in both product management and investment management roles in the UK, Saudi Arabia and Australia.

He has an honours degree in economics and management studies from the University of Leeds and is a chartered alternative investment analyst.  His qualifications include the Investment Management Certificate by the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of the UK and the Investment Administration Qualification by the Securities & Investment Institute in the UK.

Matt Russell, head of sales and marketing at Tyndall AM, said the appointments are an important part of the business’s overall growth strategy.

“We believe that there is increasing demand for income-based funds of the kind that Tyndall is well-placed to offer through its equity, fixed income and alternative asset capabilities.

“The appointments of Shirley and Steven are intended to ensure we have the skills and experience to develop the products that will meet this demand, and bring them quickly to market,” Mr Russell said.

Tyndall AM offers Australian equities, international equities and Australian and global fixed interest funds to retail and institutional investors in Australia.  It has over A$23 billion in funds under management (as at 31 March 2012).  It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd., one of the largest asset manager headquartered in Asia with approximately A$152 billion in funds under management (as at 31 March 2012).

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For more information please contact:

Matt Russell – Phone: 02 8072 6380

19 September 2012