BlackRock boosts Australian distribution footprint

BlackRock has made three senior hires to strengthen its client business team in Australia.

Scarlett Dorney will join the Sydney office as a director of client business at the end of October, responsible for leading the multi-manager and institutional sales strategy for a portfolio of key clients. She will report to head of client business for BlackRock in Australasia, Jason Collins.

She joins from MSCI Inc. where she was an index sales specialist five years. Prior to that, Dorney spent six years at Westpac Banking Corporation working across credit analysis and relationship management, structured and institutional property, corporate and institutional banking.

Jeannie Bredberg is a director for the retail client business, responsible for wealth advisory sales across Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia.

Based in Melbourne, she reports to Stuart Dunn, who assumed the head of wealth distribution role in February. Prior to joining BlackRock, Bredberg spent six years at BT Financial Group working as a new business manager.

James Waterworth has rejoined BlackRock as a vice president and iShares specialist, reporting to Alex Zaika, the head of wealth for iShares in Australia.

Waterworth first joined BlackRock in 2010 as a vice president of iShares UK and Ireland sales teams and corporate strategy based in London. He went on to work in directorship roles at Societe Generale and its subsidiary Lyxor Asset Management prior to moving to Australia.

BlackRock Australasia head of client business Jason Collins said: "BlackRock's business in Australia and New Zealand is growing and we are pleased to attract such a high calibre of talent to the team. We look forward to continuing to enhance our quality of service to clients in the region."

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