Realindex adds quantatative capability

Executive Move


Systemic equities manager Realindex Investments has appointed Joanna Nash to the role of senior quantitative portfolio manager, a new one for the organisation.

Nash comes from Acadian Asset Management where she spent several years as a portfolio manager. She was previously a vice president of Australian equities at BlackRock and held roles at Commonwealth Bank.

In addition to her executive roles, Nash - who holds a PhD in economics from Yale, has lectured in economics at the University of Technology Sydney and New York University.

"Joanna is an impressive investment professional and I am pleased to welcome her to our team," said Realindex CEO Andrew Francis. "She brings significant experience in quantitative investment management and product development.

"Moreover, Joanna's experience in sustainable investment will be valuable, as clients increasingly look to us for systematic strategies that take into account environmental, social and governance considerations."

"I am pleased to be joining such a high-calibre team of professionals, and look forward to playing a key role in the growth of Realindex's quantitative investment strategies," said Nash. "With the increased focus on sustainable investing by clients, I'm looking forward to adding to Realindex's capabilities."

Realindex, which is owned by First Sentier Investors, manages $25.8 billion across funds in Australia, global, and emerging market equities.


September 2020

Portfolio Manager

Acadian Asset Management


September 2020

Senior Quantitative Portfolio Manager

Realindex Investments