IFM appoints Wade Smith as Global Head of Marketing

By Industry Funds Management - 11 September 2012

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Industry Funds Management, an investor-owned global fund manager, today announced the appointment of Wade Smith as Global Head of Marketing.

As part of the IFM Leadership Team, Wade will direct IFM’s global marketing efforts. He will be responsible for designing and executing IFM’s marketing strategy, product development and business plans.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Wade to IFM. His appointment marks a continuation of IFM’s strategic global growth and diversification. His appointment will enable us to further improve services to our clients and our product offerings to existing and prospective investors across all markets” said Brett Himbury, Chief Executive of IFM.

Wade brings over 15 years of institutional marketing experience to IFM, specifically across asset management, insurance and banking industries. He has delivered institutional marketing programs and business growth strategies through periods of rapid expansion.

Wade joins IFM from Ernst & Young, where he was an Executive Director in the Asia-Pacific Financial Services practice. Previously he held global marketing and strategy roles at MetLife.

Wade will commence with IFM on 17 September 2012 and will be based in Melbourne, Australia.