Epoch Investment Partners has announced the appointment of Eddy Schipper as its new managing director for Australia and New Zealand. In his new role, he would be overseeing the newly-opened office and would be leading client relations and business development across the two countries.
He joined from Nikko AM where he served as the head of Australian distribution. Prior to that, he held roles with IFM, Colonial First State, HSBC and Perpetual Trustees.
The firm said that opening a full-time office would underscore its commitment to Australian and New Zealand institutional clients and to the relationship it had with GSFM.
According to GSFM’s chief executive, Damien McIntyre, the move was the next step in the development of the Epoch business in the local market and GSFM would continue to be responsible for the retail distribution of its funds.
GSFM has partnered with Epoch since 2007 to distribute its Epoch global equity shareholder yield fund.
“Since first starting to work with Epoch over 12 years ago, we have grown the local funds under management to $2.58 billion,” McIntyre said.
“We are looking forward to working closely with Eddy to further build on this strong growth, and continue the distribution of Epoch’s funds to retail investors.”
Epoch is an asset management firm that provides global and regional equity strategies for institutional and intermediary clients worldwide, with an investment approach based on fundamental research aimed to invest in companies that can grow free cash flow and allocate it effectively for the benefit of shareholders.