ANZ appoints wealth exec

ANZ has announced the appointment of a new chief investment officer for wealth, Australia.

In a statement today, ANZ said Mark Rider will be appointed to the position effective 10 March.

Mr Rider joined ANZ in 2013 as head of investment strategy and asset allocation where he has been responsible for the management of ANZ’s $30 billion multi-asset funds in Australia and New Zealand, the statement said.

Prior to joining ANZ, Mr Rider spent 16 years at UBS in senior economics and global asset management roles, before which he was an economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia for 10 years.

As chief investment officer, Mr Rider will be responsible for delivering the overarching investment strategy, including asset allocation, investment themes, product selection and monitoring, ANZ said.

ANZ group executive, wealth Australia Alexis George said, “Mark is a proven investment manager with significant economic experience who is already well known to our partners and customers.

“It’s pleasing to be able to appoint an executive with such strong credentials from within the business which will help ensure a smooth transition and a consistent approach to investment strategy,” she said.

Mr Rider succeeds Stewart Brentnall, who is leaving ANZ to take up another senior CIO opportunity in the Australian industry.

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