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New head appointed for BennBridge US

BennBridge US LLC today announced the appointment of Robert L. Bernstein as President. BennBridge US LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor, is a subsidiary of the Australian-based global investment company Bennelong Funds Management.

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In the role, Mr. Bernstein will head the US operations and business development for the firm’s asset management affiliates located in Australia and the UK. Mr. Bernstein will be based in Boston, MA.

Mr. Bernstein has nearly three decades of asset management industry experience. He joins BennBridge from Windham Capital Management LLC where he was a Managing Partner and Head of Business Development. Prior to Windham Capital, Mr. Bernstein served as a Managing Director and Head of US Business Development for BNP Paribas Investment Partners and before that a Managing Director with Angelo Gordon Asset Management LLC.

“Rob’s leadership experience and relationships across institutional investors, consultant and advisory platforms are ideally suited to helping BennBridge continue building its footprint in the US market,” said Craig Bingham, CEO at Bennelong Funds Management.

“We have a number of strategies from our asset management partners that we plan to bring to US investors – including 4D Infrastructure, Quay Global Investors, Skerryvore Asset Management and Pembroke Emerging Markets – and Rob’s appointment is a key step in helping us achieve this strategy.”

Mr. Bernstein’s appointment follows a number of other appointments. In March, Amara Haqqani stepped into the newly-created role of chief client strategy officer for Bennelong Funds Management. In addition, BennBridge UK recently appointed Naureen Khan as managing director, Client Group UK and Europe; Dicken Watson as chief business officer and general counsel; and Charles Oldmeadow as director, client group UK and Europe.

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