Credit Suisse strengthens Australian Equities capabilities with the appointment of Stephen Giubin as the Head of Australian Equities and the recruitment of a new Small Companies Team
Credit Suisse is pleased to announce that Stephen Giubin has been appointed the Head of Australian Equities for the Asset Management business in Australia.
Issam Eid and Steven Ng will also join Credit Suisse reporting to Mr. Giubin as the Co-Heads of the Australian Small Companies Investment Team. Rajeev de Silva has been appointed to the Australian Equities team as an Investment Analyst. The appointments are effective from Monday 4 June 2007.
Keith Ince Executive Vice Chairman and Head of Asset Management Australia, said, “The appointment of these four outstanding investment professionals demonstrates Credit Suisse’s commitment to rebuilding our Australian Equities capabilities and to significantly extending our presence in the Australian and Asia Pacific markets. I am looking forward to working with Stephen and the team to strengthen and enhance our Australian Equities capabilities so that we are positioned to deliver consistent top quartile performance over the long term, add significant value to our clients’ investment portfolios and achieve the growth targets for this important area of the business.”
Mr. Giubin, who joins as Managing Director and Head of Australian Equities, said, “Credit Suisse has an outstanding reputation with a talented global network of investment professionals dedicated to delivering market leading investment solutions. The Australian equities portfolio has considerable capacity for growth and Issam, Steven, Rajeev and I are very excited by the prospect of working together again alongside Keith Ince and the team at Credit Suisse to build a successful Australian equities business.”
Mr. Giubin has over 20 years investment management experience and joins Credit Suisse from Schroders Investment Management where he was a Senior Portfolio Manager for the Australian Equities portfolio. Prior to that, he was responsible for portfolio management and equities research at Macquarie Investment Management and BT Funds Management.
“Our Small Companies Fund has positive research ratings and is well supported by the retail market. With Issam and Steven running the Fund and Rajeev supporting them, we have considerably increased our investment management capacity and our ability to add positive alpha for the clients invested in our Fund,” Mr. Ince said.
Mr. Eid, Mr. Ng and Mr. de Silva join Credit Suisse from ING Australia Ltd where as the team responsible for the Small Companies Fund they delivered consistent top quartile performance. Prior to ING, Mr. Eid worked at Macquarie Bank Limited for 11 years in risk management, dealing and portfolio management roles. He was the Head of the Australian Small Companies when he left in 2004.
Prior to ING, Mr. Ng was a portfolio manager for the Australian Small Companies Fund at Macquarie Bank Limited and has held management consulting, process reengineering and management accounting roles with Diageo, Bain International, Coca Cola Amatil and MMI.
Rajeev de Silva has held investment analyst and equity research roles with ING Australia Ltd and previously with PM Capital and JP Morgan Australia.
Based in Sydney Mr. Giubin will report to Mr. Ince and Robert Mann, Asset Management’s Head of Investment Management for Asia Pacific.
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