Boutique international equities manager Wingate Asset Management has appointed Louise McIlwraith as executive director.
In the newly created position, Ms McIlwraith will have overall responsibility for general business management at Wingate, including business development and client and investor relations, playing a key role in promoting Wingate within the industry and building strong relationships with a range of stakeholders. In these areas, she will work closely with Wingate’s joint venture partner, Australian Unity Investments.
Ms McIlwraith has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, most recently with Perpetual where she was general manager – sales performance and operations. She has also worked at BGI (now known as Blackrock) and Prudential in senior client relationship and business development roles, with a particular focus on training and education.
Ms McIlwraith has a diploma in financial markets from the Securities Institute of Australia and a diploma of teaching from the Victoria University. She is a member of the Financial Planning Association and an affiliate of the Securities Institute of Australia.
Wingate Asset Management is a joint venture between Australian Unity Investments and Melbourne-based Wingate Group. It is a boutique international equities fund manager with a large-company, value-based, investment philosophy. Its investment process seeks to produce positive compounding returns for investors over the medium to long term.
Wingate’s approach is to invest in a concentrated portfolio of high-quality companies from around the world.
25 February 2013