Global X Guns for Growth with Two Key Appointments
Global X ETFs have announced the appointment of Manny Damianakis as Head of Sales and Marc Jocum as Product and Investment Strategist.
These key appointments come as Global X expands its presence in Australia, rapidly growing its team to continue delivering best-in-class service and products to its clients.
Chief Executive, Evan Metcalf said Manny Damianakis and Marc Jocum have strong foundations in the ETF industry and their appointments are a pivotal move to strengthen the team’s capabilities.
“We are thrilled to have Manny and Marc join Global X. Both new hires have a deep understanding of the ETF market, and their expertise will further strengthen our ability to meet the evolving needs of Australian investors,” Metcalf said.
“Manny will drive our sales strategy, using his extensive experience to deepen key client relationships, enhance our processes and ultimately grow our market share,” Metcalf said.
Damianakis joins Global X from Insight Investment Consultants where he served as a director. He has over 20 years’ experience in distribution roles at firms including Franklin Templeton, AMP Capital and Vanguard. Notably, Damianakis was instrumental in establishing Vanguard’s ETF business in Australia.
Commenting on his appointment, Damianakis said, “Since launching in Australia last year, Global X has made a significant impact on the ETF market with its aggressive product strategy. I look forward to continuing this growth and offering genuine value to our clients in a competitive landscape.”
Since September 2022, Global X has launched 12 new ETFs, bringing its product lineup to 35.
Contributing to the 30 plus research team based in New York, Global X will continue to build out a strong research function in Australia, to drive product development, market insights and investor education.
“Research is a core focus for Global X worldwide, and we are dedicated to building a robust local team. Working alongside industry expert, David Tuckwell, Marc will be leading the development of our market intelligence capabilities as well as providing cutting-edge insights into portfolio construction and income investing,” Metcalf said.
Jocum joins Global X after almost five years at robo-adviser Stockspot, where he held senior positions to lead investment operations and strategic growth initiatives and specialised in research for their diversified portfolios exceeding $650 million in assets. Prior to this, Jocum worked for Morgan Stanley where he contributed to investment ideas and played a crucial role in supporting asset allocation strategy as an ETF analyst for the Asia Pacific Region.
Global X has recently also added three new sales appointments. Todd Surace as Senior Business Development Manager who is dedicated to building out key relationships in New South Wales, as well as two Business Development Associates, Tom Hogan based in Sydney and Caleb Chia based in Melbourne.