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GSFM bolsters Sydney-based distribution team

GSFM bolsters Sydney-based distribution team

By Keith Ford
2 minute read

Fund manager GSFM has added to its Sydney-based distribution team with the appointment of an experienced financial services executive to a newly created role.

Michael Angwin has taken on a consultant and wholesale distribution role at GSFM, effective 31 October and will report to the fund manager’s head of retail distribution, Stephen Fletcher.

GSFM said Mr Angwin will work as part of the Sydney-based distribution team and will focus on retail asset consultants, family offices, private wealth clients and independent financial advisers (IFAs).

Mr Angwin has extensive intermediary and institutional experience and a career in financial services that spans over 18 years. 

Prior to joining GSFM, he worked as a director at BMO Global Asset Management for eight years where he was responsible for building out the company’s intermediary channel. Prior to this, he spent three and a half years at AQR Capital Management where he was responsible for establishing its intermediary channel. 

Mr Angwin has also worked as head of distribution at Van Eyk. He started his career as a business analyst at Commonwealth Bank.

“Michael has an impressive track record in business development, and an extensive network that will serve him well in this new role,” said GSFM CEO Damien McIntyre.

“As demand for GSFM’s funds continues to grow, Michael is a welcome addition to the team.”

Mr Fletcher said Mr Angwin has many years of experience in the retail and wholesale intermediary markets.

“His relationships and proven ability in servicing the needs of clients will be of great value,” said Mr Fletcher.

“Retail asset consultants, family offices and private wealth clients are important markets for GSFM, and Michael’s background and expertise in targeting this segment make him ideally suited to the position.

“He is well placed to play a key role further developing and executing the strategies of the wholesale distribution team.”

Mr Angwin’s appointment follows the recent appointment of Andrew Koolman as key account manager for the Sydney distribution team.

GSFM represents approximately $11.5 billion funds under management (as at 30 September 2022).