BNY Mellon-owned Insight Investment has appointed Ben Ereira as an investment specialist, based in Sydney.
Ereira would focus on working with clients on a range of tailored currency and equity risk management solutions, as well as its FX and derivative trading platforms.
He would also support the firm’s multi-asset and fixed income capabilities with Australian investors, asset consultants and researchers.
Ereira had 25 years of domestic and international investment experience, with a focus on foreign exchange, treasury, money markets, fixed income and derivatives.
He was most recently founder and director Cerca FX Consulting, where he advised institutional investors, high net worth and family offices on currency programs and operational efficiency.
Prior to that, he spent 15 years at Principal Global Investors as head of passive currency and chief dealer.
He was also manager – treasury sales for Japanese Bank SMBC in Australia, and earlier in his career was dealer – money market and FX sales at Korea Exchange Bank in London.
Bruce Murphy, Insight Investments director Australia and New Zealand, said Ereira had a strong track record working with clients on solutions to manage their risk exposures, which aligned with the heritage and core capabilities of the firm.
“COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the importance of having strong risk management processes in place to manage uncertainty, and the need in the growing retirement space for better sequencing risk solutions,” Murphy said.