AUSTRALIA - The Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) has appointed Bill Prendergast to the new position of Global Fixed Interest (GFI) beta manager, bringing the company's investment team to 21.
In the role, Prendergast will act as a key link between QIC's global fixed interest and strategy divisions to manage beta exposures for multi-sector clients, including an inflation-linked bond mandate for QSuper.
Commenting on the appointment, Susan Buckley, general manager of QIC global fixed interest, said she was excited that the team’s success in managing a broad range of client portfolios had facilitated the growth in its capabilites.
Prendergast was previously at Axa/Axa Rosenberg where he held a number of portfolio manager positions both in Australia and Tokyo, including the last two years as senior portfolio manager for fixed income.
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