Equity Trustees, Australia's leading provider of responsible entity and trustee services, has announced the appointment of Johnny Francis to the role of General Manager, Business Development and Custody, Corporate Trustee Services (CTS).
Mr Francis brings significant client relationship experience, having spent seven years at Perpetual Limited, most recently as Head of Sales and Relationship Management, Managed Fund Services. He has also held senior roles at chartered accounting and advisory firm RSM Australia and corporate advisory specialists PPB Advisory.
Commenting on the hire, Russell Beasley, Executive General Manager, CTS, Equity Trustees said: "We are delighted to welcome Johnny to the CTS team. We have seen strong and growing demand for specialist, independent responsible entity services both in Australia and overseas.
"We are confident the market knowledge and experience Johnny brings to the table will help us to continue to grow the business to its full potential."
Equity Trustees CTS division currently has more than $100b in funds under management, acting as responsible entity for nearly 300 funds and 100 investment managers. In addition, the CTS division provides a full range of trustee services including debt capital markets and securitisation, loan market and property services.
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Equity Trustees was established in 1888 for the purpose of providing independent and impartial Trustee and Executor services to help families throughout Australia protect their wealth. As Australia’s leading specialist trustee company, we offer a diverse range of services to individuals, families and corporate clients including asset management, estate planning, philanthropic services and Responsible Entity (RE) services for external Fund Managers. Equity Trustees is the brand name of EQT Holdings Limited (ABN 22 607 797 615) and its subsidiary companies, publicly listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: EQT) with offices in Melbourne, Bendigo, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, London and Dublin.