The Wellington-based online brokerage operator, Fullerton Markets, has today announced the appointment of Damian O’Brien as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), according to an official statement.
Mr. O’Brien brings 25 years’ experience as a chartered accountant and has held the role of investment manager and trustee for multiple investment vehicles including a few that he had previously co-founded, according to the update.
As per Zoominfo, Mr. O’Brien was a managing partner for SIAM funds, and prior to that role was a founding partner of a London-based global equity hedge fund for five years, and managed 2 funds. Other prior roles included Mr. O’Brien holding the position of group financial controller for the Paragon Group – a pan-European private equity company, and he was also a partner of Artefact Partners LLP.
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According to a description in the company’s announcement, Mr. O’Brien had graduated from Victoria University in New Zealand in 1989 after studying in the field of Accountancy.
Commenting on the appointment, Fullerton Markets’ CEO Mario Singh said: “We are delighted to welcome Damian to Fullerton Markets. We have a big goal to achieve in the next few years and attracting top talent is imperative for us to meet those goals. Damian’s financial background and strong analytical mind will be invaluable assets to us as we continue to break new ground in the brokerage space.”
In a parallel announcement the firm made today with regard to a sponsorship, Mr. Singh said: “We decided to base Fullerton Markets in Wellington because of its exciting future as the next financial hub of New Zealand. In fact, just early this month, data from the annual Infometrics Wellington CBD report showed that Wellington’s GDP grew by 3.8 percent, beating Auckland’s 3.4 percent growth…”