Zurich Financial Services Australia has named Charles Stodart as its new investment specialist.
Mr Stodart, who joins the firm’s strategic accounts and research team, will provide key support and investment commentary to financial advisers and investors of Zurich’s suite of managed funds, according to a statement by Zurich.
Previously, Mr Stodart was an investment analyst at Five Oceans Asset Management and a fund manager for Pengana Capital’s Asian Equities Fund.
He holds a master’s degree in modern history from St. Andrews’ University and is a CFA charterholder, according to the statement.
Zurich’s senior investment strategist Patrick Noble said Mr Stodart’s background will be a valuable asset when communicating Zurich’s investment capabilities to financial advisers, research consultants and the broader marketplace.
“Charles brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in financial markets to our team. His profound expertise covering equity markets will no doubt provide great insights for our clients and investors that will be hard to find elsewhere in the market,” he said.
“With continued growth in Zurich’s product offerings, Charles’ appointment ensures that our clients will have access to a product market specialist who understands the unique needs of advisers and dealer groups.”
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