Eaton Vance appoints new distribution head

Executive Move


Eaton Vance Australia has announced the appointment of Ty Thurgood as director of institutional business development, Australia and New Zealand, effective 9 September 2019.

In this Sydney-based role, Thurgood will be responsible for identifying and developing relationships with pension funds, private banks, fund of funds, institutional investors, investment consultants and other investors. He will report to Chris Briant, the Australasian CEO of Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, an affiliate of Eaton Vance Corp.

In welcoming Thurgood to the Australasian team, Briant said: “[Ty's] extensive experience increasing business in Australia with high levels of service and efficiency will ensure we meet client demand and further our commitment to providing deep and comprehensive insights to our clients, as we build customised, advanced portfolios.”

Thurgood, who has more than 25 years' experience in the finance industry, was most recently managing director of Nomura Asset Management Australia. Before this, he spent six years at Russell Investments Australia as head of new business and senior business development manager.

Thurgood succeeds Louise Bradshaw, who is departing Eaton Vance after six and a half years' service to take on a new role at Australian Catholic Superannuation.

"A unique multinational perspective": Q&A with Eaton Vance's Ty Thurgood


Four weeks into his new role as the institutional business head for Australia and New Zealand at Eaton Vance, we catch up with Ty Thurgood to learn about what drew him to the firm and what's now keeping him busy. He also shares stories of his very first job, best advice, greatest influencers and car trips squeezed between the unlikeliest of passengers.



August 2019

Managing Director

Nomura Asset Management Australia


September 2019

Director of Institutional Business Development, Aust & NZ

Eaton Vance Australia

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