Schroders announces new Australia CEO

Global investment manager Schroders has appointed Sam Hallinan as Australian chief executive (CEO), commencing in April.

He joined from Nikko Asset Management where he was managing director of the Australian business since 2015.

Hallinan had over 25 years’ experience in financial services with leadership roles in the Australian asset management industry.

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His role would provide a dedicated, focussed oversight of the Australian business as it invested in strengthening existing capabilities in Australian equities, multi-asset, fixed income and global equities, while extending its capabilities including the local build-out of its private debt team and tailored client solutions.

He would report to Chris Durack, co-CEO APAC, who would continue to have oversight of the Australian business as part of his regional responsibilities and would remain a director of Schroders Australia.

“Sam’s experience and proven leadership will add further depth to our management capability as we remain focused on delivering great investment outcomes for our Australian clients,” Durack said.

Lieven Debruyne, Schroders global head of distribution, said the appointed demonstrated the firm’s continued investment in the quality of its management team.

“At the same time, through Chris’ leadership we are continuing to drive our priorities in the region supporting the development of our investment capabilities for our clients,” Debruyne said.

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