Australian Unity has made two strategic appointments to its investments business, with George Cupac joining as head of private markets and institutional clients, and Shantini Nair as head of commercial business.
Cupac joins from FIIG Securities, where he was state manager for Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, and he has also held senior roles in foreign exchange and as a private banker in Europe.
Nair has an extensive funds management background, and has worked in both Australia and London, with her career commencing with Henderson Global Investors. She has also held senior roles at BT Funds Management and AMP Capital.
Aus Unity’s general manager of investments, Geraldine Barlow, said customer demand for the firm’s capabilities, particularly in sustainable investing, is driving growth for the business.
“George and Shantini’s appointments are key to cementing our next phase of growth and further aligning our investment capability with the needs of our clients and with the broader Australian Unity Group,” she said.