The former head of fixed income at BlackRock Australia is taking on a newly created role at Grant Samuel Funds Management.
Stephen Miller joined GSFM this month as investment consultant, charged with accelerating its positioning of international boutique Payden & Rygel, as well as the various fixed income strategies in the retail and institutional markets.
Miller will also work with retail clients more generally and assist GSFM chief executive Damien McIntyre and executive chair Andrew McKinnon in adding more boutiques to its stable.
Miller was head of fixed income and managing director at BlackRock Australia for more than 14 years, departing in December 2016. Prior to this he spent almost 13 years at Bankers Trust serving as, among other roles, executive vice president, head of fixed income.
Early in his career, Miller was a research officer for the Federal Treasury and also served as private secretary to then Prime Minister Paul Keating.
"Steve brings over 30 years' experience in international economic and policy analysis to the GSFM team, both at the official level during his time with Treasury and as a senior portfolio manager of domestic and international bond portfolios at leading international fund managers," McIntyre said.
He added that Miller can draw upon his fixed income experience and extensive network in the institutional and retail markets in his new role.
"As a respected market commentator, his knowledge of the global economic and financial markets will prove invaluable as he works with the fund manager partners in the GSFM stable, helping them to recognise new opportunities and enhance their local offerings," McIntyre said.