Resolution Life Australasia has recruited four new investment specialists in order to bolster and build upon its “best-in-class” investment function and capabilities.
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Matthew Coleman, Katrina Tran, William Bahramali and Nathan Lau have all been appointed into various investment management roles within the company.
Mr Coleman, an experienced investor with more than 20 years in the industry, will be undertaking the role of chapter lead, investment management. He has previously held roles at Commonwealth Bank of Australia in global markets and treasury.
Ms Tran, appointed as senior investment manager, investment decisioning chapter, brings seven years of experience to the role, previously working as an investment consultant at Mercer.
Entering the same role as Ms Tran, Mr Bahramali carries 12 years of experience in his field, having held investment positions at QBE Insurance and Credit Suisse prior to his appointment.
Resolution Life Australasia’s new investment analyst, Mr Lau, has almost a decade of experience which includes more than eight years at MetLife in several investment management roles in its Hong Kong and Asia regional office.
John Lucey, CIO at Resolution Life Australasia, said as an “in-force specialist”, quality investment management is crucial to ensuring strong returns for policyholders and that they are “pleased with the calibre of the new hires”, who are set to play key roles in the construction of an investment function that’ll best benefit customers.
Further strengthening the investment function of Resolution Life Australasia will be the completion of the acquisition of AIA’s Australian Superannuation & Investment business, which will present compelling investment management capabilities, according to the company.
Resolution Life’s funds under management and administration will increase by more than $8 billion after the acquisition along with bringing 162,000 AIA Australian customers joining the existing 1.1 million Resolution Life Australasia customer base.