Real estate investment manager Qualitas has announced the appointment of Amanda Lambert to the role of director, wholesale advisor distribution.
Ms Lambert has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry and most recently served as national distribution manager at La Trobe Financial.
Her previous responsibilities included running a national distribution sales team to access capital from financial planners, stockbrokers and other wholesale investors. She has also held distribution roles at Moelis (now MA Financial), National Australia Bank, BT and Macquarie.
In her new role, Ms Lambert will be responsible for overseeing the Qualitas distribution strategy across the intermediary segment, including financial planners, stockbrokers, SMSF administrators and other wholesale investors, for the firm’s unlisted funds as well as the listed Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund.
Qualitas said that Ms Lambert would report to the firm’s global head of capital Tim Johansen in the Melbourne-based role.
“We are delighted that someone with Amanda’s credentials and skillset is joining the expanding Qualitas team,” said Mr Johansen.
“Her background and extensive experience in distributing funds and investment solutions to the Australian market will be invaluable as we continue to grow our business.”
Commenting on her appointment, Ms Lambert said she was thrilled to be joining Qualitas during an exciting stage of the firm’s development.
“I look forward to working with such a highly experienced team and contributing to the overall growth of the business as we expand our retail distribution,” she said.
Qualitas had over $4.2 billion in committed funds under management as of October 2021 across debt and equity funds as well as other mandates.
The firm listed on the ASX in December last year after raising a total of $335 million from institutional and retail investors in an IPO with an offer price of $2.50 per share, giving Qualitas an indicative market capitalisation of $735 million.
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