Paradice Investment Management has appointed Stephen Bramley as head of institutional distribution, a new position for the Australian and international small-cap specialist.
Bramley has had a lot of experience in similar roles, most recently as head of distribution for Asia Pacific at Pacific Current Group, which was Australia’s first listed multi-affiliate manager, then known as Treasury Group. It has subsequently expanded into the US, like Paradice.
Prior to his nine years at Pacific Current, promoting a range of Australian and offshore managers, he was head of institutional for Mercer’s investment management arm, and before that a senior business development manager at Russell Investments. He spent 10 years at MLC, including head of sales and service for its implemented consulting business. He started at Paradice in mid-April.
David Paradice, who founded the firm in 1999 and remains its managing director, said: “We have been fortunate to have wonderful clients happy to back new teams that we bring into the business and the emerging markets team are off to a great start for them. Stephen’s appointment will help our distribution efforts on not only this new strategy but the other capabilities we offer clients.”
Paradice has evolved its product line-up over the past two decades, offering strategies in both the Australian and global equities space. The emerging markets equities team, based in San Francisco, will mark its two-year anniversary in May, as will its Australian long/short strategy. Before that the firm launched its global small-cap strategy in 2010.