Nikko AM appoints Head of Distribution

Executive Move


Nikko Asset Management Australia (Nikko AM) has promoted Rob Bluzmanis to the role of head of distribution for Australia, effective immediately.

Bluzmanis, who has over 20 years’ experience in asset management sales and distribution, joined Nikko AM in January 2015 as head of wholesale sales.

Commenting on his contribution, Nikko AM managing director Sam Hallinan said: “During his time with Nikko AM he has been instrumental in building up and maintaining the success of the wholesale sales strategy and he has ably managed Nikko AM's Retail Sales & Research team.'

He added: “Rob’s experience and expertise mean he is ideally placed to continue to build on the already strong efforts of the Australian distribution team, and to capitalise on business growth and momentum we are seeing in the market.”

Prior to joining Nikko AM, Bluzmanis spent eight years at Blackrock Australia in a number of sales and account management roles, most recently as director and head of National key accounts & research. Before this, he was senior business development manager, investments with Colonial First State.

His promotion follows the resignation of Eddy Schipper, who is leaving Nikko AM in early August 2019.


June 2019

Head of Wholesale Sales

Nikko Asset Management


June 2019

Head of Distribution

Nikko Asset Management

News reports on this move

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