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Talaria hires new COO

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The boutique Australian fund manager has named its next chief operating officer.

Talaria Asset Management has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Ninness as its new COO, with effect from 16 January.

Ms Ninness joins the boutique Australian fund manager from NAB, where she was a member of the leadership team that oversaw a large-scale remediation program following the ASIC Wealth Management Project.

Prior to joining NAB in 2020, Ms Ninness held various operational roles at Digecom Solutions, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Macquarie Group and Ord Minnett.

Based in the firm’s Melbourne office, Talaria said that Ms Ninness will lead its expanding business team and support the strong growth of the Talaria Global Equity Fund.

She replaces Rhys Cahill, who was named COO in November 2020, and comes after Lance Oliver was appointed as head of sales in December last year.

Commenting on the latest appointment, Talaria CEO Jamie Mead said that Ms Ninness would bring invaluable knowledge and experience to the team.

“With over two decades of global financial services experience across a range of sectors, with roles covering operational management, strategy, risk management, compliance and audit, Elizabeth will be a great asset to the Talaria team,” he said.

Ms Ninness holds a Master of Finance and Investment from FINSIA and a Global Executive MBA from IE Business School.

Her qualifications also include a range of certificates, including FinTech from Harvard, Risk Management Assurance from IIA, Islamic Finance from CIMA and a Non-Executive Director Certification from the Non-Executive Director Association in the UK.