Dr Joe Fernandes has been appointed by legal community industry superannuation fund legalsuper to the role of independent investment expert.
Fernandes had 24 years’ experience in senior investment management, executive and advisory roles.
He was most recently managing director of First State Investments in Asia and a member of the global leadership team of Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFSGAM), now known as First Sentier Investors (FSI).
At CFSGAM, he was responsible for the strategic assessment and development of its suite of investment offers globally.
Fernandes had a PhD in Mathematical Physics from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments from the Securities Institute of Australia.
Andrew Proebstl, legalsuper chief executive, said Fernandes exhibited strong alignment with legalsuper’s strategic positioning, ambition and organisational values.
“Joe’s senior investment and management experience, and professional capabilities, were evident from his interactions with legalsuper executives and members of the Board,” Proebstl said.
“The thoughtful, measured insights he offered during our selection process and his clear understanding of the strategic investment opportunities and innovations available to legalsuper in a challenging and uncertain environment, distinguished him.”
The fund managed $4 billion on behalf of 43,000 members.