BNPP IP expands Australasia team

Paris-headquartered BNP Paribas Investment Partners has appointed James Langlands as head of Advice Business for Australia and New Zealand.

Langlands’ responsibility will be to grow the firm’s funds under management by working with dealer groups, private wealth firms, family offices, consultant and research houses, platform providers and other key influencers in the market.

With 20 years’ industry experience, Langlands has developed skills in both sales and operations, including 15 years with global fund manager BlackRock.

In his most recent role as director, head of Wealth Advisory (retail), Langlands had national responsibility for BlackRock’s retail client business incorporating bank-owned and independent financial advisors, private banks and research relationships.

He had also held other roles within BlackRock, including director of the Institutional Client Business, co-head of Customised Portfolio Service and Product Specialist (global equities).

“We look forward to James joining our already robust team. His wealth of experience will be instrumental in broadening the availability of our investment solutions in Australian and global equities, emerging markets, global fixed income and alternatives to the advised segment,” BNP Paribas Investment Partners Australia and New Zealand CEO David Grybas said.

Reporting to Grybas, Langlands will commence this newly created role in mid-August.

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