Fidante Partners, a global multi-boutique asset management business, has appointed David Cubbin as head of Distribution in its London office.
Cubbin will report directly to the recently appointed Sydney-based head of Global Distribution, and former head of Australian Institutional, Michael Clarke. He will be primarily responsible for selling Fidante's multi-boutique model and helping to grow the business in Europe, an important part of which will be to add investment management capabilities to the platform, through incubation, acquisition or via third party arrangements.
He joins from Fidante's head office in Australia, where he spent four and a half years leading the institutional distribution efforts for three of its boutiques, including fixed income manager, Ardea Investment Management. In the role Cubbin also took investment managers, WaveStone Capital and Lennox Capital Partners, to full investment capacity.
Before joining Fidante in Australia, Cubbin lived in South Sudan for three years where he established several businesses, including an Internet Service Provider, which he grew to be the second largest in bandwidth in the country. Prior to that, he was business development manager at Private Capital Management Ltd, having initially started his career as a business analyst at Macquarie Capital in London, working in Mergers & Acquisitions in the TMT team.