Epoch Investment Partners appoints MD for local office
Epoch Investment Partners has announced that Eddy Schipper will join the firm as a managing director, responsible for leading client relations and business development in Australia and New Zealand.
In this newly-created role, Schipper will oversee Epoch’s newly-opened Melbourne office.
Most recently, Schipper was the head of Australian distribution at Nikko AM. Before that, he held roles with IFM, Colonial First State, HSBC and Perpetual Trustees.
Commenting on his appointment, William Priest, Epoch co-founder, chief executive and co-chief investment officer said: “Opening a full-time office with an experienced leader like Eddy underscores Epoch’s commitment to our Australian and New Zealand institutional clients, and especially to our relationship with GSFM."
He added: “In addition to his knowledge of the specific needs of investors in that region, Eddy brings an abundance of enthusiasm to what we expect will evolve into a growing market segment for Epoch. We are excited that he is joining our firm."
GSFM, which has partnered with Epoch since 2007 to distribute its Epoch Global Equity Shareholder Yield fund in the Australian and New Zealand markets, will continue to be responsible for the retail distribution of the funds.