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New appointments expand Redpoint IM team

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MEDIA RELEASE: Redpoint Investment Management has appointed Nick Ying to the newly created role of portfolio trader, bringing the number of investment team members to 10. Mr Ying will be based in Sydney and report to chief investment officer, Ganesh Suntharam.

Redpoint is a boutique global equities manager specialising in quantitative strategies across Australian equities, global equities, global infrastructure and global property.

Mr Ying will be responsible for trade execution, and will assist with portfolio management and research, covering Australian and global equities, FX and futures markets.

He joins Redpoint from MLC Asset Management, where he was a senior investment analyst, responsible for monitoring and rebalancing multi-asset portfolios. Prior to MLC, he was a portfolio management analyst at Dimensional Fund Advisors Australia, where he was involved in company and portfolio analysis, cash flows management, and various research, development and reporting projects.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) (Honours) from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Quantitative Finance from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Redpoint chief executive, Max Cappetta, said Mr Ying brings extensive experience in company analysis, portfolio cashflow and trade management to the role.

“Nick is an experienced and skilled quantitative investment professional with a demonstrated history of success in the investment management industry. He is a welcome addition, and the broader Redpoint team will benefit from his insight and expertise.”

Redpoint has also appointed Tao Chen as quant developer, reporting to head of technology, Andrew McGregor.

Mr Chen will be responsible for Redpoint’s data capture, processing and maintenance, as well as database development, analytics and data engineering.

He joins from PwC Australia where he was a senior software engineer focused on designing, developing and implementing data-driven ways to automate auditing and accounting processes. Prior to PwC, he was a software developer at Services Australia, where he was involved in data and document migration projects. He also took a lead role in a range of IT projects such as robotic development, web application development, virtual assistant development and machine learning capability development.

Mr Chen holds a Bachelor of Science (Physics) (Honours) from Swinburne University of Technology.

Mr Cappetta welcomed Mr Chen’s appointment to the team, pointing to the depth of his knowledge in software engineering.

“Tao’s work with PwC and Services Australia is solid, and his experience and expertise mean he is well placed to take on this role with Redpoint.

“Nick and Tao both join Redpoint at an important time as we see growth potential due to increased investor interest across a range of our strategies including global listed infrastructure, our enhanced responsible investment solutions plus our retail focused Tax Effective Australian Share Fund and Australian Industrials SMA strategy.

“Redpoint is also planning further product development in coming months, in response to market demand, and the expanded investment team will assist as the business grows its footprint in the market,” Mr Cappetta said.

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