A former representative of the Reserve Bank of Australia at the G20 Investment and Infrastructure Working Group recently joined an asset consultant with more than $300 billion in funds under advice.
Frontier Advisors appointed Philip Naylor to its capital markets team, in an effort to expand the firm's asset allocation offering.
Naylor is currently the economic adviser to the Deputy Chief Minister and Treasurer of the Northern Territory, which sees him advise on the Territory's $6.5 billion annual budget, as well as the shareholding of publicly-owned utility companies.
Linking with Frontier in October, Naylor is set to bring 10 years of experience - which includes stints with Macquarie Group and Bell Commodities - to the asset consultant. Frontier chief executive Andrew Polson said the appointment of Naylor would broaden the firm's capital markets team.
"Capital markets research and asset allocation advice has long been a hallmark of Frontier. We have been ranked first among asset consulting firms in Australia for three consecutive years in the areas of both strategic and dynamic asset allocation advice," Polson said.
"We believe asset allocation is the largest contributor to investment performance and are determined to continue to invest in developing our strength in this area."
Polson highlighted Naylor's diverse background, which includes an honours degree and a master of public administration in economic policy management from Columbia University in New York, where he was class valedictorian.
"Philip has an impressive professional and academic pedigree and a diverse background of prior roles. He brings an excellent set of skills to the table, including a valuable mix of local and international economic and markets experience along with a strong ability to communicate with clients and his colleagues. Philip will add both breadth and depth to our team, under the leadership of Chris Trevillyan," he said.