Boutique investment manager Maple-Brown Abbott has appointed Vijay Srinivasan to the newly created role of National Key Account Manager to help drive the distribution strategy with financial advisers, dealer groups, platforms and key accounts for its Australian equity, Asian equity and global emerging markets equity capabilities. He will be based in Sydney and report to Head of Global Distribution Duncan Hodnett.
Ironbark Asset Management will continue to be the distribution partner for Maple-Brown Abbott Global Listed Infrastructure for the wealth management channel.
Mr Srinivasan, who has more than 20 years’ experience in wealth management, was most recently Head of Strategic Accounts at Colonial First State (CFS).
CEO and Managing Director Sophia Rahmani said Maple-Brown Abbott is expanding its internal distribution capability to further focus on building relationships in the wealth management channel for its existing Australian and Asian equity funds as well as the recently launched Australian Value Opportunities and Asian Dividend Growth funds. Maple-Brown Abbott is also launching a global emerging market equity strategy which we expect will be available to investors by mid-2022.
“This is our first internal role dedicated to building our presence and profile in Australia covering financial advisers, dealer groups, platforms and key accounts.
“Building on nearly 40 years’ managing Australian equities and almost 20 years’ in Asian equities, we have a rich heritage providing innovative investment solutions for our clients and feel we are in a good position to add value to clients’ investment portfolios.
“Mr Srinivasan’s track record as a strategic sales leader in the wealth management industry and his strong relationships across market segments make him ideal to help us form strong relationships and build on our existing presence,” Ms Rahmani said.
Mr Srinivasan joined CFS in 2014, working as a Strategic Account Manager before moving into the Head of Strategic Accounts role in 2018. Prior to this, he was National Key Account Manager at Blackrock and previously worked as National Account Manager at Barclays Global Investors and Adviser Development Manager at BT.
He has a Bachelor of Economics and Marketing from Macquarie University and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance from FINSIA/Kaplan.