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NAB Asset Management appoints Head of Global Institutional Distribution

April 2016

Media Release

Global asset management firm NAB Asset Management (NABAM) has today announced the appointment of Ross Kent as Head of Global Institutional Distribution.

"I'm extremely pleased to have appointed someone with Mr Kent's extensive experience to the business,'' said NAB Asset Management general manager, Brendan Donohoe.

"We're very conscious of the total experience we deliver to our clients and investors in all channels so it was imperative that we hired an individual of the highest calibre to continue to build on the work undertaken by our institutional sales team.

"Given Ross's extensive industry experience in both institutional and retail distribution, client and business management, and his well-honed leadership and strategic skills, he was a natural fit for the role."

Prior to joining NABAM, Ross held the position of Institutional Regional Director, Australia & New Zealand at Dimensional Fund Advisors. He has also held both the positions of CEO for Australia and New Zealand and Executive Director at AllianceBernstein, where he was responsible for managing the business and executing the strategy to build the firm's presence in the regional market.

Mr Kent was also previously Managing Director for AMP Financial Services in NZ, responsible for the local operations across superannuation, life insurance, general insurance and retail banking. 

Mr Kent said "The business has an outstanding reputation in the institutional market for both understanding individual client needs and delivering tailored solutions through its diverse range of domestic and global strategies across a wide range of asset classes.

"I look forward to continuing the good momentum built by the team and driving broader business growth.''

Mr Kent will commence the role on 2 May 2016.