Global X ETFs has expanded its Australian team with the appointment of Nicholas Vedelago as senior business development manager (BDM), Queensland.
Mr Vedelago brings over a decade of experience in wealth management and banking to the role, including a six-year stint with Colonial First State where he most recently served as a BDM, and before this, as an account coordinator.
According to a statement from Global X on Wednesday, Mr Vedelago will be responsible for building trusted relationships and positive outcomes for clients, and to help communicate the benefits of Global X’s ETF product suite spanning thematic, commodities, income, core and digital assets.
Commenting on the expansion, Evan Metcalf, Global X Australia chief executive officer, said the appointment is a reflection of the company’s ongoing commitment to growth.
“We are thrilled to welcome Nicholas to the Global X team and recognise his appointment as an important step in expanding our reach to better meet the needs of our clients nationwide,” Mr Metcalf said.
“We’re confident that Nicholas’ deep industry knowledge and experience will prove instrumental in helping us to continue to deliver exceptional service for stakeholders as we expand our brand footprint across Australia.”
Mr Vedelago added: “I’m very excited to be a part of the dynamic and like-minded team at Global X and encouraged by the growth possibilities in Queensland as a critical market.
“As we continue to see acceleration in the ETF market, Global X offers the unique opportunity to be at the forefront as an industry leader providing innovative investor solutions,” he concluded.
Global X said that Mr Vedelago joins the distribution team, which has more than doubled in size in the past 12 months.
Also on Wednesday, the firm announced the recent appointment of Nathan Lui as regional manager, southern, who will be based in Melbourne.
Rebecca Warneford has also commenced in her role as key account manager in Sydney, following a 12-year career at Colonial First State, according to the ETF provider.