Top appointments for Tyndall AM

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Australian investment manager Tyndall Investment Management has reshuffled and finalised two top roles within its walls.

James Alexander, who was appointed in June last year to manage the fixed income team, has now been appointed head of fixed income.

Roger Bridges, who has been with the company for 15 years, is now the head of fixed income strategy. He will focus on macro-economic and strategic investment research for Tyndall’s Australian fixed income funds and insurance asset management solutions.

Since Alexander was appointed last year the roles of the two fixed income team leaders have evolved and the new titles set in stone existing team management and strategy, managing director Mike Davis said.

“The investment team has been reporting to James since his appointment when he was given the responsibility for the team, process, products and performance.

“There will be no fundamental change in the Tyndall AM fixed income investment process, philosophy or strategy, and the fixed income team will continue to focus daily on managing downside risk and maintaining low volatility for clients.”

Tyndall Investment Management is part of Nikko AM, an asset management company headquartered in Asia, with more than A$169 billion in funds under management, as at 30 June 2013.

Global CIO Yu-Ming Wang said the reshuffle is in line with a management structure that is being introduced globally, to let local market needs be met with products based on high global standards.

“The formalisation of function titles recognises the success of Mr Alexander’s appointment, and acknowledges Mr Bridges’ expertise and experience in macro assessment, and contribution as part of the Nikko AM’s Global Investment Committee.”

Alexander and Bridges will report to Wang for investments and Davis for local management issues.

The fixed income team is always working to improve its investment process and offerings to the insurance market as well as local and regional institutional and retail investors, Davis said.

As at 31 December 2013, Tyndall’s investment teams manage approximately $23 billion in funds on behalf of retail and institutional investors, private clients, superannuation funds and charitable trusts.