Global asset manager First Sentier has poached one of AMP Capital’s senior investment specialists in the wake of the Boe Pahari and Alex Wade scandals.
Celine Kabashima will take on the Sydney-based role of investor relations director in First Sentier’s direct infrastructure team. Ms Kabashima will manage communications and relationships with existing clients and investors across Australia, Asia and North America, and report to Danny Latham, partner and co-head for Australia and New Zealand.
“Celine is a fantastic addition to the team and joins at a very exciting time for the business. We are well placed to further grow and develop the business, as well as to build upon the robust performance that the team has delivered for our clients during 2020. Celine’s skills and experience will be invaluable in further strengthening the partnership with our clients,” Mr Latham said.
Ms Kabashima joins First Sentier from AMP Capital, where she was senior investment specialist for infrastructure debt strategies, and said that she was pleased to join a funds management firm “that values inclusion and diversity”. She founded the 3TOM networking group, was a founding member of the 100 Women in Finance Sydney organising committee, and is a member of the CFA diversity committee.
“I’m attracted to First Sentier Investors’ commitment to responsible investment, in addition to the inclusive culture and growth of the direct infrastructure team. Clients have responded well to the accessibility of the team, and I look forward to building on the strong relationships forged with investors,” Ms Kabashima said.