SG Hiscock & Company (SGH) has appointed Matthew Potter to the position of investment specialist responsible for the distribution of funds across New South Wales and Queensland, and Aristi Kitsakis to the position of business development executive in the funds distribution team.
Mr Potter will be based in Sydney, and Ms Kitsakis will be based in Melbourne. They will both report to the company’s head of distribution, Anthony Cochran.
Mr Cochran said Mr Potter has three decades of investment market experience and the distribution team will benefit from his insights and expertise.
“Matthew’s ability to identify and act on opportunities that ultimately help clients achieve the best possible investment outcomes is fundamental to his hire and his experience in investment markets will be an asset to the team.
“More broadly, the appointment is a result of the increased interest from the market in the SGHstrategies, and our sound investment performance over a sustained period of time,” he said.
Mr Potter joins SGH from Macquarie Group, where he was responsible for the New South Wales distribution of the Macquarie Professional Series suite of global equity funds and hedge funds. Throughout his 15-year tenure with Macquarie Group, he held the position of business development manager and in addition to managed funds, he also looked after listed equities, unlisted infrastructure, agriculture and private equity trusts.
He has previously held business development positions for Platypus Asset Management and Macquarie Investment Management. He holds a Bachelor of Business, majoring in accounting and finance from the University of Technology Sydney, as well as a Diploma in Financial Planning from Deakin University.
In her new role, Ms Kitsakis will be responsible for assisting the distribution team in increasing sales and retention of SGH’s funds by servicing existing clients and identifying new business opportunities while leveraging existing relationships.
“Like Matthew, Aristi’s appointment is further evidence of the company’s focus to build its funds under management via retail investment channels, with dealer groups and financial advisers,” Mr Cochran said.
“Her detailed knowledge and expertise in the retail financial services environment adds to the existing breadth and depth of our team,” said Mr Cochran.
Prior to joining SGH, Ms Kitsakis worked at Macquarie Group for 12 years in a variety of roles including business development, communications and EA, based in the Melbourne, London and New York offices. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Melbourne and has completed a Master of Communication from Swinburne University.