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  •   14 September 2020
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Realindex appoints Dr Joanna Nash to expand quantitative capability

14 September 2020 - Systematic equities manager, Realindex Investments (Realindex), today announced the appointment of Dr Joanna Nash to the newly-created role of Senior Quantitative Portfolio Manager.  

Dr Nash brings 13 years’ quantitative investment experience including senior roles at Acadian, where she was a senior portfolio manager, and Blackrock, where she was a portfolio manager within scientific equities, ran index portfolios and was head of sustainable investment in Australia.  Ms Nash holds a CFA accreditation, has a PhD in economics from Yale University, and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship. 

Chief Executive Andrew Francis said, “Joanna is an impressive investment professional and I am pleased to welcome to her to our team. She brings significant experience in quantitative investment management and product development.  Moreover, Joanna’s experience in sustainable investment will be valuable, as clients increasingly look to us for systematic strategies that take into account environmental, social and governance considerations.” 

Dr Nash, who started her role this month, said, “I am pleased to be joining such a high-calibre team of professionals, and look forward to playing a key role in the growth of Realindex’s quantitative investment strategies. With the increased focus on sustainable investing by clients, I’m looking forward to adding to Realindex’s capabilities.”

Owned by First Sentier Investors, Realindex manages $25.8 billion in assets under management (as at 30 June 2020) across a number of funds invested in Australian, global and emerging market equities, in addition to a number of bespoke institutional strategies.

 

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