Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has appointed Nick Shoenmaker to provide expert investment support for its equity and multi-asset capabilities in Australia.
Based in Sydney, he would report to Don Amstad, chief operating officer (COO) distribution and head of investment specialists – Asia Pacific.
He would work closely with ASI’s multi-asset team as well as global, Asian and emerging market equity fund managers to promote these capabilities, and represent the team’s views and portfolio positioning to Australian investors.
Shoenmakers joined from AMP Capital where he was national manager of a team of portfolio specialists across multi-asset and goals-based funds since January 2018.
He had also held roles at AMP as portfolio specialist (multi-asset) and senior manager/investment specialist (fixed income), and was a research manager and investment analyst at CBA Private Bank.
Brett Jollie, managing director Australia, said Shoenmaker’s appointment would help drive the continuing growth of ASI’s business in Australia.
“Nick is well-known and highly regarded in the market. His broad knowledge will help strengthen the distribution of ASI products to institutional clients and advisers,” Jollie said.
“Our investment specialists play a valuable role in linking clients with our portfolio managers.”
“I look forward to Nick sharing our global insights and investment knowledge with our clients to assist them in making investment decisions.”