Yarra Capital Management has appointed Rommel Hacopian as distribution manager, servicing national dealer groups, platforms retail investments and independent financial advisers (IFAs).
Hacopian had over 25 years’ industry, including almost 20 years with Challenger, where he was most recently general manager of national accounts, research and platforms.
During his time at Challenger, he helped develop, manage and implement the retail distribution strategy for more than 20 institutional groups and 200 IFAs for Challenger Life and Fidante Boutiques.
Before Challenger, he had held roles with Citi, Associated Planners and National Mutual.
Vita D’Introno, chief commercial officer, said the appointment forms part of the planned build out of Yarra’s retail team.
“His long track record will be significant in helping us build our presence and ultimately deliver on the firm’s big ambitions in the retail segment,” D’Introno said.