Epoch Investment Partners has created the new role of head of client relations and appointed Eddy Schipper to be responsible for leading client relations and business development in the Australia and New Zealand market.
In this new role Mr Schipper will oversee the partner’s newly opened office as the firm builds its presence with investors in the ANZ market.
Mr Schipper comes from Nikko AM where he was head of Australian distribution and prior to that held roles at IFM, Colonial First State, HSBC and Perpetual Trustees.
“It’s a very exciting opportunity for me to join a firm with such a tremendous track record, and reputation in the investment marketplace,” said Mr Schipper.
“I look forward to the opportunity to help develop Epoch’s presence in Australia and New Zealand and further strengthen and deepen Epoch's existing investor relationships.”
Epoch co-founder, chief executive and co-chief investment officer William Priest welcomed Mr Schipper and said he brought specific investor knowledge that Epoch needed to grow in this market.
“Opening a full-time office with an experienced leader like Eddy underscores Epoch’s commitment to our Australian and New Zealand institutional clients, and especially to our relationship with GSFM,” said Mr Priest.
CEO of GSFM Damien McIntyre, which has partnered with Epoch since 2007, said GSFM will continue to be responsible for the retail distribution and was excited to see the development of the Epoch business.
“Since first starting to work with Epoch over 12 years ago, we have grown the local funds under management to $2.58 billion. We are looking forward to working closely with Eddy to further build on this strong growth, and continue the distribution of Epoch’s funds to retail investors,” he said.
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