Global X appoints Jessica Leung as Portfolio Manager

Global X appoints Jessica Leung as Portfolio Manager

Global X ETFs (Global X) is expanding its Australian team with the appointment of Jessica Leung (pictured) as Portfolio Manager.

In this newly created role, Leung joins the five-strong Portfolio Management team and is responsible for fund management, product development and will lead projects to enhance systems and processes.

Leung has nine years’ experience in the financial services industry where she gained extensive industry knowledge from her time as an Assistant Portfolio Manager specialising in responsibly and ethically invested funds at BetaShares as well as roles in portfolio management and investment risk management at Macquarie Group.

Global X Chief Executive Officer for Australia, Evan Metcalf says Leung is a valuable addition to the team.

“We are thrilled to have Jessica on the Global X team and be a part of our ongoing growth story in Australia,” Metcalf said.

“Jessica’s in-depth understanding of the local ETF and responsible investing landscapes will be instrumental in enhancing our portfolio management capabilities and ultimately, our end client offering.

“Expanding our team with experienced staff who also contribute to our company culture is a priority for us, particularly as we have already launched five ETFs this year and have a number of exciting plans in the pipeline for 2023.”

Leung started with Global X in late February and says it was an ideal time to join a growing business with a focus on building its product range, market share and, importantly, its approach to investor education.

“I’m passionate about ETFs because they have the power to bring real world investment opportunities to many different types of investors – particularly to those where traditional investment vehicles may not be accessible,” Leung said.

Global X has a focus on research and investor education which is beyond the basics, so paired with my love for promoting financial literacy I believe we can make a meaningful difference to Australian investors.”