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First COO appointed at Apostle Funds Management

First COO appointed at Apostle Funds Management

By Adrian Suljanovic
2 minute read

Apostle Funds Management (AFM) has appointed Eric Chu to the newly created role of chief operating officer. His appointment follows AFM’s launch of its People and Planet fund earlier in the year.

Managing director at AFM, Karyn West explained that AFM is “focused on the future of investing” and that creating “positive real-world outcomes” is possible without forfeiting financial returns. The new role coincides with AFM’s current growth trajectory, and Ms West believes it will help them realise their future vision.

“Once we met with Eric, his experience, deep industry expertise and dynamic style suited the values of our organisation making him an excellent fit.”

“Eric will be working with the whole team covering all aspects of compliance and operations. His knowledge and experience will be catalytic for the growth of our organisation. We look forward to Eric’s contribution to help grow the team and the organisation,” said Ms West.

Mr Chu brings a wealth of experience to AFM, garnered over a multi-faceted 10-year career in financial services.

Most recently, he held the role of chief operating officer of Fundhost Ltd, after beginning his career in funds accounting at Custom House Global Fund Services, then moving to Link Fund Solutions where he operated middle and back-office functions.

Mr Chu’s experience stretches over multi-class unit trusts, unit registry, investment operations and compliance as well as expertise in statutory reporting, tax distributions, client transactions, AFSL requirements and year-end operations.

“I am pleased to be working with an organisation that is future focused and aligns to my values,” he said.

“Apostle Funds Management are pioneers within the impact investing space and are primed for exponential growth. It’s an exciting time to become part of the AFM journey.”