Specialist fixed interest manager Altius Asset Management has appointed senior industry figure Michael Gordon to its investment advisory committee. He joins existing advisory committee members Dr Don Stammer and Mr Tony Fitzgerald as well as three Altius portfolio managers.
Mr Gordon has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services and funds management industry, in Australia, the UK and Hong Kong.
He was most recently group executive at Perpetual Investments and has also held global chief investment officer roles at Fidelity International and BNPP Investment Partners in London as well as chief executive officer and chief investment officer at Schroder Investment Management in Sydney.
Mr Gordon also chairs the group investment committee of FWD Group and is a director of Total Risk Management Pty Ltd.
Bill Bovingdon, chief investment officer at Altius, said that Mr Gordon brings immense depth of global experience and knowledge to the committee.
"The role of our committee is to interrogate and thereby enrich our views on economic and financial market issues, and Michael has a broad range of expertise and understanding to draw on in this role.
"With global economies and markets continuing to deal with unprecedented challenges, having experts of Michael’s calibre providing invaluable insights to our investment process is increasingly important," Mr Bovingdon said.
Altius Asset Management is a boutique fixed interest asset management business, responsible for more than $500 million in funds under management. The business was formed through a joint venture with Australian Unity Investments in 2011.