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Yarra announces investment team hires and promotions

December 8, 2021
Yarra announces investment team hires and promotions

Yarra Capital Management (Yarra) is delighted to announce two new hires and two promotions within its investment teams.

Rhys Corry will join Yarra as an Investment Manager in the Fixed Income team, and Joshua Ginges will join as an Analyst in the Yarra Australian Equities team.

Rhys has over seven years of experience working in debt capital markets. He joins Yarra from S&P, where he is currently an Associate responsible for a portfolio of Australian and NZ corporate issuers spanning mining, real estate, healthcare and media & entertainment. Rhys will be based in Melbourne, commencing in January 2022.

Yarra also welcomes Joshua Ginges as an Analyst in the Australian Equities team based in Sydney, working with Joel Fleming, Portfolio Manager of Yarra’s Microcaps Strategy. He joins from Minchin Moore Private Wealth, where he is an Associate Portfolio Manager.

Yarra is also pleased to announce two promotions within its Fixed Income investment team.

Chris Rands has been promoted to Deputy Portfolio Manager of Yarra’s Enhanced Income Strategy. Chris has over nine years of experience in fixed income and works with the team on the strategic direction and portfolio positioning for the Australian Bond Fund strategy. Chris will work closely with Roy Keenan, Co-Head of Australian Fixed Income, as the team continues to grow its footprint and clients in Australia and Japan.

Phil Strano has been promoted to Deputy Portfolio Manager for Yarra’s RMBS and LBO strategies. Phil’s deep experience in all major credit segments ensures he’s well placed to support Yarra’s Senior Portfolio Managers John Sorrell and Leo Leslie to further build out both strategies. Phil has over 20 years’ experience managing portfolios as a credit specialist with a deep understanding of the fixed income landscape.

The Yarra Australian Bond, Absolute Credit and Income Plus strategies are unchanged and will continue to be led by Portfolio Managers Darren Langer and Chris Rands (Yarra Australian Bond), Phil Strano (Yarra Absolute Credit), and Roy Keenan and Tim Toohey (Yarra Income Plus).

Edward Eason, Managing Director of Yarra Capital Management, commented:

“We are delighted to welcome new team members Rhys and Joshua as we continue to grow the Firm’s Fixed Income and Australian microcap equity strategies. They are standout hires and we’re excited to welcome them into Yarra for a big year ahead.

“We are similarly delighted to announce Chris and Phil’s promotions in recognition of their consistent high performance, growth and development. They are both extremely capable portfolio managers, and these expanded roles confirm the quality, depth and breadth of Yarra’s Fixed Income team.”