Vertium Asset Management has appointed Tomas Vasquez as Portfolio Manager/ Equity Analyst, reporting to Chief Investment Officer Jason Teh.
Tomas has over 15 years’ experience in equity research. Before joining Vertium, Tomas was an Equities Analyst at Investors Mutual for over four years. Tomas has also held similar roles at CBA, ABN AMRO and Aspect Huntley (now Morningstar).
Jason Teh said “Tomas has a proven track record of generating alpha and we are delighted to have him join our team. Vertium aims to deliver a low risk equity income stream to retirees and Tomas has all the right attributes to help us achieve this objective.”
Vertium is an equity income specialist and is one of four boutiques distributed by Copia. There has been increasing interest for Vertium, particularly from advice practices seeking an equity income solution that can provide attractive yield on the upside but also help protect the nest egg when markets decline.
Sam Baillieu, CEO of Copia said “Copia’s mission is to provide high-quality fund managers with the environment and support they need to maximise the outcomes for investors. With Tomas’ appointment we were able to work with Vertium and are extremely confident we have secured the best investment talent.”
The appointment of Tomas follows several key appointments in Copia’s distribution and marketing teams.