Copia Investment Partners, March 2019 - Appointments

Multi boutique fund manager Copia Investment Partners has appointed Jude Fernandez as Distribution Manager, reporting to General Manager Distribution John Clothier. Jude will split his office locations between Sydney and Melbourne.

Jude has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry.

Prior to joining Copia, Jude was National Sales Manager for Paradice Investment Management for four years, and prior to that, was with Schroders for nine years – where for three of those years he was National Account Manager. Jude has also worked at State Street in various roles within its corporate actions, account management, unit pricing and business consulting areas.

Welcoming Jude’s appointment, John said “Copia has been on the look-out for seasoned talent with successful sales track records, strong networks and an ability to deal effectively with our key accounts to put the Copia case forward. Jude ticks all these boxes and we are delighted to have him on board”.

In the last few months Copia has hired new distribution managers Mani Papakonstantinos and Matt Roberts. Another appointment is expected soon.

On the marketing side, Copia appointed Anthony Pesutto as General Manager Marketing.

John said “There is definitely a feeling of re-invigoration within the Copia business and the opportunity that lies ahead to become a significant player in Australia’s multi-boutique space.”

Copia represents OC for Australian smaller companies, Vertium for equity income, Ralton for SMA and Chester for high conviction equities.

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