NSW superannuation fund, First State Super has confirmed Damian Graham as its new chief investment officer (CIO).
Graham was appointed as the acting CIO in August following the announcement that Richard Brandwiner was stepping aside to take up a directorship at global impact investment firm, LeapFrog Investments.
Graham previously led investments at the financial planning company, StatePlus and brings over 20 years' experience managing equity portfolios and investment teams.
Confirming Graham's appointment, First State Super chief executive, Michael Dwyer said he brought a wealth of investment leadership expertise and a deep appreciation of the members first philosophy that underpins First State Super's approach to investing.'
Graham will be responsible for the combined assets of both First State Super and StatePlus, the financial planning company purchased by First State Super in May 2016.
The multi-asset investment portfolio includes over $75 billion in listed and direct assets supporting the needs of over 800,000 members and clients in the early years of superannuation and throughout retirement.