Regal Funds Management has appointed Rebecca Fesq as its global head of distribution and marketing.
Regal said in response to a growing demand for its alternative investment strategies from a broad range of clients and their advisers, Ms Fesq will be based in Sydney and lead the fund manager’s global client strategy.
Prior to taking the new role, Ms Fesq was at Pendal Group for five years where she held a number of senior roles, including most recently head of client experience and direct.
Her appointment is the latest in a number of senior hires for Regal, following additions to its healthcare sector team, global equity income and volatility strategies segment and the selection of the company’s new lead energy sector analyst.
Regal’s chief investment officer and chairman Philip King commented: “Rebecca’s appointment reflects the strong demand we are seeing from a growing number of investors and their advisers who recognise and value our ability to consistently deliver true active returns.”
Brendan O’Connor, Regal’s chief executive added: “Rebecca’s deep experience and proven track record across sales, marketing and client experience in the funds management and investment banking industry made her the perfect candidate for the role.”
“By building strength in our client and investor relations team, we can ensure that our 25 strong investment [unit] can continue to focus on delivering returns for our investors.”
Ms Fesq said she was excited to be joining one of the great names in Australia’s financial landscape.
“As we see an increasing demand for active managers who provide differentiated sources of alpha and non-correlated returns, I am thrilled to be joining Phil, Brendan and the Regal team during this exciting period of growth,” she said.
“Their proven performance and dedication to growing investor wealth, [make] them uniquely positioned to play a larger role in the investment portfolios of Australian and global investors that value alternative investments.”
Regal has also recently launched its new Gresham Resources Royalty Fund in partnership with Gresham Partners, as well having acquired 50 per cent of water rights, agricultural and ecosystems manager Kilter Rural.
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