Zenith Investment Partners has appointed Scott Garner to the newly created role of senior business development manager. Mr Garner will be based in Sydney and report to head of sales, John Nicoll.

Mr Garner was most recently a Strategic Account Manager for Colonial First State, where he was focused on growing the platform, funds management and managed account business. Prior to this role, he worked at BT Financial Group as a Business Development Officer.

Mr Nicoll said Mr Garner’s professional history and strong experience in financial services will hold him in good stead as he works to further increase awareness of Zenith’s managed account offering in the industry.

“There has been a significant increase in the interest in and use of managed accounts over the past 18 months and they are fast becoming the investment structure of choice for many financial advisers and their clients.

“Scott’s qualifications and experience will be crucial in ensuring Zenith’s managed account offering is top of mind for those looking for simplified portfolio management that incorporates the best of Zenith’s investment research and insights.”

Zenith’s customised and public menu managed accounts are available across a range of platforms including HUB24, Netwealth, AMP MyNorth, BT Panorama, Colonial First Wrap, Powerwrap and Macquarie Wrap.

Mr Garner has a Bachelor of Applied Finance from the University of Western Sydney. He commenced working with Zenith on Monday 25 October 2021.