Yarra Capital Management today announced that it has appointed Phil Strano to join the firm’s investment team in early May as a Senior Investment Manager in the Fixed Income team. He will be based in Melbourne and will report to Roy Keenan, Head of Australian Fixed Income.
With an extensive career in asset management and institutional banking, Phil is a credit specialist with a deep understanding of the fixed income landscape. He will join from Victorian Funds Management Corporation (VFMC) where he has spent 8 years in senior roles managing credit portfolios.
Phil previously spent approximately 4 years with Challenger as a Senior Analyst and Portfolio Manager after more than 10 years at NAB, working first as an Economist and Analyst before moving into the institutional banking team to cover credit.
Commenting on the appointment, Dion Hershan, Managing Director at Yarra Capital Management, said:
“Since Yarra Capital Management’s formation in January we have been looking at a range of opportunities to add to the strength of the investment team, particularly in relation to our fixed income offering where we see significant potential to expand the breadth of our products and strategies.
“We are delighted that an investor with Phil’s experience and track-record has chosen to join Yarra Capital. He is a highly regarded corporate credit specialist and his appointment will add significant weight to the firm’s fixed income and Australian equities capabilities.”
For further information:
Stewart Harris, Manager, Marketing and Corporate Affairs
03 9002 1928