Leading Australian and global equities boutique fund manager, Alphinity Investment Management, has appointed experienced client portfolio manager Elfreda Jonker to its Sydney-based team.
Jonker has joined Alphinity from Talaria Asset Management where she was Director of Business Development. She brings two decades of financial markets and corporate experience to the firm, including more than 13 years at Deutsche Bank, where she served as Head of Equity Sales for the bank’s South African business.
Prior to this Jonker spent two years working for Goldman Sachs in New York, where she was a project manager for interest rate, foreign exchange and credit derivatives products. Previously she spent three years at Deloitte, in South Africa and Chicago, where she worked in the firm’s audit division. Jonker holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (Honours) from the University of South Africa.
Alphinity Principal and Chief Executive Johan Carlberg said Jonker would serve as an important link between Alphinity’s investment and distribution teams.
“Elfreda is a welcome addition and adds significant experience to our team. Her role involves creating investment content for client marketing, representing our award-winning investment experts and working with Fidante to manage retail client relationships,” he said.
Jonker’s appointment follows that of Jessica Cairns to the newly created role of ESG and Sustainability Manager at Alphinity, in a move designed to support the firm’s efforts to more deeply integrate ESG-related matters across its domestic and global equities funds.
Alphinity Investment Management is supported by Challenger Limited subsidiary Fidante Partners, which forms long term alliances with talented investment teams to support and grow specialist investment management businesses.