Zenith Investment Partners has announced that following its recent purchase of the Chant West superannuation business, it has promoted Chat West’s head of research, Ian Fryer, to the position of general manager – Chant West.
In his new role, Fryer would be reporting to Zenith’s chief executive officer, David Wright, and he would retain his current research and client duties. He also joined Zenith’s management committee where he would be in charge of aligning the two businesses and driving a number of the integration initiatives underway within the group, the firm said.
“Ian has been a senior member of the Chant West business for over 15 years and is very well respected by the broader team and clients,” Wright said.
“I’m delighted that he has accepted this expanded role and we look forward to his leadership and contribution to our group management team and client initiatives.”
Zenith completed the acquisition of the Chant West business on 30 June, 2020, with the combined group employing currently 70 staff across offices in both Sydney and Melbourne.
The firm provided research, consulting and technology services to Australia’s super, pension and advice companies, along with many smaller, boutique providers across the country.