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Bennelong Australian Equity Partners appoints Senior Analyst

17 January 2011

Bennelong Australian Equity Partners (BAEP) today announced the appointment of Kieran Sisson as a Senior Analyst, commencing with the group in mid-February.

Kieran joins Bennelong from ING Investment Management, where he was most recently responsible for stock coverage across healthcare, non-bank financials, and insurance sectors. He has previously held responsibility for small resources, building materials, telecommunications, infrastructure and utilities, but has also covered a range of other sectors over his career, which has included positions with Allianz Asset Management, State Street Global Advisors and Mercury Asset Management.

Kieran worked with BAEP Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Paul Cuddy and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Mark East for over five years during their tenure at ING Investment Management.

"We're thrilled to have reached a stage in our growth where we can offer a compelling career opportunity to Kieran," said Paul Cuddy. "The team has worked with Kieran in the past and we're very excited about what he brings to the team. Using his diversity of experience, he'll be responsible for fundamental analytics, allowing us to spread the responsibility for stock coverage across the team."

The success of Bennelong's core, concentrated and ex-20 Australian equities strategies, together with several discrete mandates including a responsible investment strategy, has driven the need to increase resourcing.

"From inception we've focused on measured growth, but now believe the addition of another qualitative resource will lead to material value for our investors," said Paul.

BAEP was established in July 2008 as a joint venture between Bennelong Funds Management (Bennelong) and BAEP principals Paul Cuddy and Mark East. Bennelong has attracted retail and institutional inflows and currently has more than $1.7 billion in funds under management.