US-based boutique fund manager GQG Partners has expanded its business in Australia by filling its newly created role of client service and operations associate.
Jane Wang has taken the job with the Florida-based equities manager, following the appointment of Jeremy Crowley as director of institutional markets in January.
GQG onboarded 13 new associates across its US and Australian businesses in the first quarter and is currently recruiting for five additional positions.
Laird Abernethy, managing director for GQC Partners’ Australian subsidiary said that Ms Wang’s appointment has reflected the strong growth in the local business since it was established 18 months ago.
“GQG Partners already has a strong footprint in the institutional market in Australia, with more than 30 local investors and over $3.6 billion in funds under management in the space, and the next step in our long-term strategy is to further grow our presence in the local market,” Mr Abernethy said.
“Jane has over 16 years’ experience in banking and financial services, and her appointment is a reflection of our goal to deliver the highest quality service experience to our existing clients and to ensure that we are resourced appropriately for further expansion. Her role includes both client service and operational functions, providing our clients a local contact they can utilise for such queries.”
Ms Wang has joined GQG from BNP Paribas, where she held a number of administration and client service responsibilities.
She has also worked with Aberdeen Standard Investments and HSBC Australia.
“Her strong technical knowledge as well as her track record in client service roles will be particularly useful in this newly created role,” Mr Abernethy said.
GQG was co-founded in 2016 by Rajiv Jain and opened its Australian arm in 2018.
As at 31 March, it held $47.8 billion in funds under management worldwide.
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