Asset manager boosts adviser distribution team

Allan Gray has bolstered its distribution team and made a number of key changes across the company.

LJ Collyer, who has been with Allan Gray for 15 years, will take the role of head of adviser distribution, while former Allan Gray state manager Marietta Gibbs will take the role of national account executive. She will take on additional national responsibilities within the distribution team, including strategic distribution initiatives.

“The strong growth in absolute adviser numbers discovering the benefits of our contrarian investment philosophy has meant we have had to restructure our retail distribution team to ensure we can continue to support our advisers and maintain our exceptional service levels to them,” said chief operating officer JD de Lange.

“We are very fortunate to have a strong team with extensive experience across Allan Gray and our broader group as well as the industry as a whole.”

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Julian Morrison will continue as head of research relationships and national key accounts, while Chris Hestelow transitions from relationship and research associate to relationship manager.

“These changes will likely lead to further appointments in the team once things settle and we set ourselves up for the next phase of growth in the retail market,” Mr de Lange said.

Asset manager boosts adviser distribution team
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