Former BT Funds NZ analyst, David Fyfe, has joined Mint Asset Management in a similar research role this week.
Fyfe, who served a five-year stint at BT from 2006 alongside current Mint executives Paul Richardson and Anthony Halls, most recently worked as a derivatives analyst for the UK Lloyds Banking Group.
Prior to Lloyds, he spent almost two years as an analyst with the London-based fund-of-funds and direct investment firm, Pantheon Ventures.
Fyfe holds the CFA Charter designation.
Rebecca Thomas, Mint CEO, said Fyfe was a welcome addition to the $450 million plus boutique manager’s team.
“Dave has a great technical investment skills background, he will help to broaden and deepen our stock research effort, and will assist the portfolio managers of the Mint client funds,” Thomas said in a statement.
Last year Mint won a $150 million local equities mandate from the New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZS).
Since winning the NZS mandate last July, Mint also boosted its board with the appointment of independent director, Brett Sutton. Sutton joined fellow independent director, Mark Todd, who was named as Mint board chair in June 2015.