Based in Sydney, Thurgood would be responsible for identifying and developing relationships with pension funds, private banks, fund of funds, institutional investors, investment consultants and other investors in Australia and New Zealand.
He would report to Chris Briant, chief executive Australasia for Parametric Portfolio Associate, an Eaton Vance Corp affiliate.
Briant said: “His extensive experience increasing business in Australia with high levels of service and efficiency will ensure we meet client demand and further our commitment to providing deep and comprehensive insights to our clients, as we build customised, advanced portfolios.”
Thurgood was most recently managing director at Nomura Asset Management, where he re-established the firm’s Australian office after a 25-year absence from the region.
Before that he was head of new business and senior business development manager at Russell Investments Australia and in business development roles for BNP Paribas Securities Services.