Australian Unity Funds Management has appointed Boyd Lees as senior institutional business development manager, based in Sydney and reporting to Damen Purcell, head of distribution at Australian Unity Funds Management.
Mr Lees joins Australian Unity from Citadel SPV where he was vice president – business development. He has over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry in both Australia and Asia, holding senior client relationship roles at organisations including National Australia Bank, Pershing LLC, BNY Mellon and Potter Warburg Asset Management.
Mr Purcell said that Mr Lees brings a wealth of experience across both the institutional and middle market channels which will be key in helping Australian Unity Funds Management grow its institutional footprint across its joint ventures, real estate investment and internal asset management capabilities.
“Boyd has a wide range of existing relationships including private banks, wealth managers, stockbrokers, family offices and financial advisers, and these will stand him in good stead in the new role,” Mr Purcell said.
“His background in asset management distribution and business development were particularly attractive to us when looking to appoint someone to the team, and his in-depth understanding of both traditional and alternative asset classes fits well with our business.”
Mr Lees holds a MBA (international business), a BA Liberal Arts and is a candidate in the Master of Agribusiness at The University of Melbourne. He also has a graduate diploma in applied finance and investments from Kaplan Professional.
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