BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) has filled its newly created role of head of Melbourne, with the group saying it wanted to support its growth in Victoria.
David Porter, who is currently managing director, head of UK Consultant Relations for BlackRock will be returning to Australia from his current base in London for the role.
Mr Porter will report to Andrew Landman, head of BlackRock Australasia and Jason Collins, head of client business, BlackRock Australasia.
Mr Landman said as BlackRock’s business grows in Australia and New Zealand, it is important that its clients across the region are fully supported.
“Our clients increasingly look to BlackRock to help them navigate a changing environment with significant disruptions due to geopolitical, regulatory and demographic trends,” he said.
“To support our growth specifically in Victoria, I’m delighted to welcome David to the newly created role of head of Melbourne.
“David brings a wealth of global experience that is well suited to the role. We are fortunate [for] such high-calibre talent and I look forward to working with him to continue to build our business in the region.”
Prior to joining BlackRock two years ago, Mr Porter was at PIMCO in London for close to 10 years, most recently holding the position of head of UK business development.
Before PIMCO, he worked in the fixed income derivatives groups for Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse in Hong Kong.
Mr Porter commented: “I am excited to return to Australia and look forward to working with my global and Australian colleagues to provide holistic solutions to our Victoria-based clients, and to seize on new and future opportunities in the market.”
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