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Koda Capital makes external hires

Non-aligned advice firm Koda Capital has hired three executives from Macquarie Bank and Morgan Stanley Private Wealth.

In a statement issued by the advice firm, Koda Capital said it has hired Macquarie Bank’s Charles Moore and Simon Duckett and Morgan Stanley’s Mark Pollasky.

Prior to joining Koda, Mr Duckett held positions with Macquarie, Hartleys, Bankers Trust and Banque National de Paris.

Mr Moore joins Koda after spending 10 years as a senior investment adviser at Macquarie Bank, while Mr Pollasky joins the firm after 14 years with Morgan Stanley in the role of senior vice-president of wealth management.

Commenting on the appointments, Koda Capital chief executive Paul Heath said Mr Duckett, Mr Moore and Mr Pollasky have “unique skills” that will “complement” Koda's growing team of advisers.

“Koda’s unique value proposition, built around independence and a partnership culture, is generating strong interest amongst advisers and clients who are seeking alternatives to existing wealth management models,” Mr Heath said.