Northern Trust Capital Markets has made its first hire in Australia since acquiring institutional brokerage business, Aviate Global, in May.
The company announced it had hired Ben Brownette as a research analyst in its Sydney office.
Brownette has been recruited from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, where he spent close to seven years in institutional equities.
Previously, Brownette spent three years at an independent equities research house, later acquired by Morningstar. He has more than 12 years of experience in accounting, analytic and equity sectors and has been ranked a top three stock picker by Starmine.