The asset manager has expanded its Australian team to meet the growth of its whole portfolio business.
BlackRock Australia has announced a range of new appointments to its client distribution team.
Tamara Haban-Beer Stats has been named whole portfolio solutions director as part of BlackRock’s client business and will provide senior support to the firm’s whole portfolio clients in Australia and New Zealand.
She joins BlackRock with more than 15 years of experience in investment banking and was most recently a senior team member within JP Morgan’s strategic solutions group.
According to BlackRock, the responsibilities of the role will include acting as a thought leader on a range of issues impacting the firm’s clients including embedding sustainability considerations in portfolio construction, risk management, trading and liquidity management, and the impact of regulatory changes.
“The appointment of Tamara as our dedicated senior whole portfolio solutions client specialist reflects the rapid growth of our whole portfolio business and our focus on our clients as we help guide them through the dynamics of the wealth management environment,” said BlackRock head of client business, Australasia, Jason Collins.
Liana Ortega has also recently been named as vice-president within BlackRock’s institutional client distribution team, joining from JP Morgan’s London office with over 10 years of experience in client services.
BlackRock said Ms Ortega will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with local sovereign wealth funds, government agencies and superannuation funds.
Additionally, Brooke Lacey, Cameron Dennis and Jack Delaforce have been appointed as vice-presidents in BlackRock’s wealth client distribution team based in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, respectively, in recent months.
“We are delighted to welcome such a high-calibre of talent and experience to the firm,” said Mr Collins.
“Drawing on the scale and breadth of our global platform, BlackRock is uniquely positioned to partner closely with institutions to deliver a diverse range of investment styles – index, active, multi-asset and alternatives – to help achieve the individual goals of their end clients.”
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