Foresters Financial, a member-owned financial services company providing investment bond solutions for investors seeking better ways to grow, protect and transition family wealth, and to protect intergenerational legacies, has expanded its executive team with the appointment of Michael McQueen as Chief Investment Officer.
McQueen brings 15 years’ experience in financial services to Foresters, most recently in the role of CIO at Media Super where he was deeply involved in successfully delivering the merger with Cbus and overseeing the transfer of members’ retirement savings.
Prior to this, McQueen held positions including Head of Investment Strategy at LUCRF Super (now a part of AustralianSuper) and acting CIO at Kinetic Super during its merger with Sunsuper (now known as Australian Retirement Trust).
Foresters Financial CEO Emma Sakellaris said: “We are simply delighted that Michael has joined our business as we continue to deepen and strengthen our relationships with our referral partners, investors and their families, over multiple generations.
“As a firm we are heading into a period of substantial growth, with several exciting announcements in the coming months, so the addition of Michael comes at a pivotal and opportune time.”
Michael McQueen said:
“The legacy of Foresters Financial as one of Australia’s oldest providers of investment bonds, coupled with its focus on empowering members and their families, was crucial in my decision to join the team.”
“I am looking forward to playing a role in the future success of Foresters Financial, as the market and regulatory changes allow for the next stage of growth and expansion.”
Alongside his extensive experience as an investment executive across superannuation, wealth management and funds management, McQueen was an equities dealer and analyst working for several large well-known companies such as Goldman Sachs, ANZ Bank and ANZ Trustees.