Daphne van der Oord leaves Man Investments for SPDJI

15 May 2014   Category: News, Asia, Australia, Global, New Zealand   By Asia Asset Management

S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPDJI) has appointed Daphne van der Oord as head of Australia and New Zealand. In her new role, she will primarily focus on advancing he index provider’s business in the region and strengthening its strategic relationships, including that with the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). SPDJI has a long standing, successful relationship with the ASX with the S&P/ASX 200 serving as the most widely followed index for Australia’s stock market.

Ms. van der Oord joins SPDJI from Man Investments where she was responsible for institutional business development. Previous to that, she served as director of institutional sales and client services with ING Investment Management, leveraging the institutional sales knowledge she developed during her time at ABN AMRO Asset Management and Credit Suisse Asset Management. She began her career at ABN AMRO Securities and Citibank. Ms. van der Oord earned her bachelor's degree from University College London and a Master in Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

“We are excited to have Daphne join S&P Dow Jones Indices and serve as an experienced resource for our strategic partners and clients in Australia and New Zealand,” said Alex Matturri, CEO at SPDJI. “Daphne’s experience across all major asset classes, on both the buy and sell side, is invaluable to our expansion plans in this region. Her appointment allows S&P Dow Jones Indices to increase our engagement with clients as our business continues to grow in these countries.”

Additionally, SPDJI announced that Jonathan Morgan has been hired as senior director of channel management, where he will have cross-channel responsibilities covering local asset owners, investment management consultants, and financial advisors in Australia. Mr. Morgan joins SPDJI from the ASX where he spent over 13 years leading client relations and business development efforts. Both Mr. Morgan and Ms. van der Oord will be based in the firm’s office in Sydney.