Prior to his appointment with Lazard, Mr Cuddy was chief executive of Bennelong Australian Equity Partners, which he co-founded, and has also worked at ING, NRMA and Westpac.
Lazard Asset Management Pacific chief executive Robert Prugue said Mr Cuddy was well versed in the Australian market and was a good fit for the role.
“With over 25 years’ investment industry and sales experience, Paul brings outstanding investment, relationship and product development credentials to the firm,” he said.
“His expertise in the Australian investment industry will enhance our ability to continue to deliver comprehensive investment solutions to our clients.”
Mr Cuddy will be based in the company’s Sydney office.
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