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Tyndall boosts asset management team
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all has made a series of appointments to its asset management, client service and business development teams.

The asset manager has appointed Robert Woodford to the combined role of fixed income investment specialist and institutional account manager.

Woodford will be responsible for managing Tyndall's relationship with key institutional clients for the fixed income business, as well as assisting in developing and implementing fixed income strategies for institutional clients.

"We wanted to have a quality person looking after the Suncorp relationship," Tyndall managing director Craig Hobart said.

Woodford was co-founder and executive director of funds management firm Columbus Capital, while he has also worked as a senior investment specialist with AMP Capital Investors in the fixed income and currency team, and Westpac Institutional Bank as an associate director in the debt capital markets division.

He also spent time in London with Bankers Trust and ING Barings.

Tyndall also appointed Sebastian Mullins as portfolio manager in Tyndall's implemented management team.

Mullins will be responsible for managing the business's multi-manager global equities strategy and its diversified funds range.

He joins from Challenger, where he was working in performance, risk analytics and security valuation.

Tyndall has also hired Janelle McKimm and Jessica Burnstone as investment writers as part of the firm's marketing efforts.

"They are responsible for managing the content of asset classes," Hobart said.

"It is part of the model to minimise the non-alpha-generating activities of our investment personnel, but also a dedication to the communication side of the commitment we have to our client," he said.

Hobart also flagged that Tyndall would soon appoint a new head of institutional sales.

"We hope to make another appointment soon for head of institutional sales. We are pretty close," he said.

Tyndall won a large mandate from Colonial First State last month, and now manages $960 million for the FirstChoice Australian Share multi-manager fund.

But Hobart said the new appointments were unrelated to recent mandate wins.

"This is part of our long-term strategy; it is not related to recent mandate wins. We don't hire at the drop of a dime," he said.

 

Tyndall boosts asset management team
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