Following on from its partnership with Ignition Wealth, investment banking and stockbroking firm APP Securities has appointed a new research director to replace Russell Wright.
David Fraser joins APP Securities from Shaw and Partners, where he was a senior analyst. Prior to that, he was a senior research analyst for the transport, infrastructure and utility sectors at stockbroking firm BBY. He was also director equity research at Nomura and executive director, equity advisory at UBS.
APP Securities also appointed Steven Larkins as director, investment banking. Prior to joining APP, he was chief executive of High Peak Royalties. He has also held senior roles at Minc Financial Services, CBA, Bell Potter Securities and JBWere.
APP Securities chief executive Sangeeta Venkatesan said: "These appointments are key in strengthening APP's core business and in line with our overall strategy."
As above, APP Securities recently partnered with Ignition Wealth; the latter will now provide digital advice to APP Securities clients.
This encompasses risk assessments, trade execution, portfolio monitoring and rebalancing and other services, including a secure online messaging platform to connect with APP Securities brokers.