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Certitude hires ex-RIM man to head distribution


Sydney-based Certitude Global Investments, formerly HFA Asset Management, has appointed Hector Ortiz as head of distribution.

He will focus will on distributing Certitude’s flagship products, which include the Certitude Asian Opportunities Fund – a product offering based on the MW Gavkal Asian Opportunities UCITS Fund, which was launched last month for Australian investors.

Ortiz joins from RIM Securities, an Australian dealer of money market and fixed interest securities, where he was head of intermediary relationships. He previously held senior sales and distribution positions at Credit Suisse Investment Management and private equity fund manager MillhouseIAG.

Certitude runs $1.3 billion